3 Winter Staples That Look WAY More Expensive Than They Really Are

Winter Outfit Building Blocks that Consistently Look Expensive

(but really, they were a bargain)

It can often be tricky to consistently pull together stylish outfits during the Winter months. We wear the same outerwear day after day, that exact same coat, scarf and colour palette – and we soon become tired of the gloomy colour palette. Once you recognise that you’ve fallen into a sartorial rut, it’s time to look for some inspiration, but without spending a fortune.
That’s where today’s post comes in! I’ve been searching through my favourite retailers to choose pieces which will elevate my everyday Winter looks, but minus the hefty price tags. I’ve been looking for standout, statement pieces that can truly turn around an ootd. These pieces make an outfit look expensive and polished, and they’re all affordable bits that you can add to your own ensembles. Scroll down for my expensive looking details, and shop the outfit to try them for yourself!
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First – Faux Fur

The easiest way to instantly add a luxe finish to any Winter outfit has to be fur. Of course, of the faux variety – there’s just so much fantastic faux fur available at incredible prices, and it truly does add a touch of glamour to your #ootd. White fur for me is utterly timeless, and I literally did a double take when I saw how affordable this white faux fur jacket from ChicWish was. This retailer is swiftly becoming a go-to for me, I first spoke about it in my blog post about ‘How to Shop Like Your Favourite Instagrammers’ here – as it truly is a one stop shop for those highly instagrammable pieces.

The Luxe It-Bag

Of course, adding a statement designer bag is a fail safe way to make an outfit look more expensive, but if your budget won’t quite stretch to the likes of Gucci, Saint Laurent or Celine, panic not. This beauty from Topshop looks oh-so-designer, but at a fraction of the cost. The perfect tan shade and the embellishment detail give it a luxurious look – no one would be able to guess that it’s actually a highstreet find costing less than 10% of that of a designer bag.

The Almost-Gucci Boots

Yep, Gucci boots are still on my wishlist. Heck yes. But – when I spotted this pair from River Island, I immediately fell in love. Something about them just oozes designer luxury, and the blush shade truly elevates a winter look. I will wear them with white denim and even midi skirts and dresses once the temperatures warm up, but for now, they’re perfect for adding a pastel finish to a winter outfit of the day.

How do you like to add that luxury finish to your Winter outfits? Let me know in the comments below!

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Faux Fur Coat by ChicWish
Jeans by Topshop
Bag by Topshop
Boots by River Island
Jumper by ASOS (sold out) similar here