How To Look Expensive Part III: 6 Easy, Classic Outfits

Today's video is part 3 of my "How To Look Expensive" series and I'm sharing 6 outfits that always look like a million bucks. These classic outfits are incredibly easy to recreate and can easily be worn year-round by switching up your shoes, accessories and outerwear.

TURTLENECK & BLAZER

First up, is one of my favorite cold weather combinations - the turtleneck and blazer. This simple combination looks fantastic with very little effort and is one that I fall back on time and time again during fall and winter. The trick to keeping things effortless is to stick to neutral separates (monochromatic is always a good idea!) and to make sure that everything fits you very well. 

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Also, typically speaking a slimmer fitting turtleneck is better than a looser option in this situation, and tailored bottoms help keep things sleek and modern but also classic.

For footwear, you can't go wrong with flats or boots. I love ankle boots and riding boot when it's extra chilly. 

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MONOCHROME WITH A POP

Few things are chicer than a monochromatic outfit and it's one of my favorite combinations when I want to feel polished and put together with very little effort. Depending on my mood, I have two variations of a monochrome look that I rely on depending on my mood, and the first is monochrome with a pop. 

I love this simple formula for days when I can't be bothered to come up with a unique outfit but still want to stand out. To make this combination work, I like to stick to neutral separates that fit me well and at least one stand-out accessory. As you can imagine, my accessory of choice is typically a silk scarf, but you can easily wear a statement necklace, statement earrings, great handbag or standout shoes. 

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MONOCHROME & MINIMAL

The next variation on this combination is a monochromatic outfit with minimal accessories.

This is one of the easiest outfits out there and all you need is a simple canvas of classic separates that fit you well, and your favorite delicate jewelry.

The trick here, is to keep things cohesive and to make sure everything you're wearing is in tip top shape - no tears, stains, unintentional rips or scuffs. Also, make sure your jewelry is tarnish-free and has all of it's jewels and gems intact and then were it all with confidence and a smile. 

THE LITTLE BLACK DRESS

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We've all heard that a little black dress is an absolute wardrobe essential, but it can often go unworn because we're unsure how to style it. The trick to making it look luxe, put-together and effortless all comes down to the shape of the dress and in my experience an a-line or slight pencil skirt with either cap sleeves or short sleeves and a v-neck or scoop neck make the most versatile silhouette. 

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T-SHIRT & JEANS

Next up is an outfit that will always be a personal favorite - the t-shirt and jeans.

I wear this combination at least once a week and I love how easily it can changed up by rotating either a white, grey, black or striped tee for a different look.

Even though this outfit is incredibly basic, it serves as the perfect canvas for a multitude of looks and can easily be dressed up or down with a few simple tweaks. To keep it feeling polished and never sloppy, I like to tuck my t-shirt into my jeans and opt for denim with a slim, classic silhouette in either a mid, blue or dark blue wash. Also, when in doubt I like to keep distressing and embellishments at a minimum and stick to simple, classic accessories and shoes for a look that can easily be worn year-round. 

WHITE SHIRT & JEANS

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You know how much I love a crisp white shirt and I really do think it looks fantastic with just about anything you pair it with, but today I want to focus on the classic combination of a white shirt and jeans.

The beauty of this outfit is that it's universally flattering, can be perfectly tailored to you and your personal style, and it can easily be worn year-round.

Much like the t-shirt and jeans combination above, the key to making this combination look luxe is to keep your accessories tasteful and your separates simple, neat and well cared for. Specifically, you want to make sure that your white shirt is crisp, relatively wrinkle-free and that it doesn't have any stains or discoloration - especially around the collar and armpits.

Also, I like to keep my jeans tailored to me and fitting well and like always, I try to keep distressing and embellishments at a minimum (a little distressing is nice though and helps to keep the look from feeling too stuffy). 

And there you have it! Those are 6 outfits that I wear constantly when I want to feel and look great. I hope that you enjoyed this and I'd love to know what your go-to outfit is.

Also, you can watch my corresponding video to the right and like always, thanks so much for stopping by! 

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