Here’s a quick lifehack: You really and truly don’t have to spend a ton of money to look like you dropped $1K on an outfit. The secret is to find a material or a color that reads: “This is good quality and has a price tag to match.” I’ve found that the rich shade of camel is the easiest way to achieve that goal. While you might automatically think of long, woolen coats (à la that classic Max Mara number), I’ve also found that camel blazers and sumptuous suede boots have the same power. Want to test this look out for yourself? Here are 13 incredible camel finds that look expensive but cost less than $200.

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cashmere turtle neck

Halogen Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater

A slightly longer hem means you can wear this with low-rise or high-rise jeans.

BUY IT ($98)

cape scarf

Madewell Cape Scarf

It’s a’s a’s the only thing you’ll want to wear this fall.

BUY IT ($60)

cotton twill trousers

Alex Mill Stretch Cotton Twill Trousers

Khaki pants? Yep, those can be considered camel as well.

BUY IT ($75)

mango bag

Mango Leather Bag

Woven leather is having a big moment right now, but you don’t have to shell out thousands (or even hundreds) to get in on this trend.

BUY IT ($60)

muse sweater

Court & Rowe Muse Sweater

Yes, the rule still applies, even if there’s a cheeky word woven in.

BUY IT ($79)

suede belt

Rag & Bone Suede Belt

It might be the gold hardware or perhaps it’s the contrast stitching, but this belt will make any outfit look like at least $1 million.

BUY IT ($160)

london fog coat

London Fog Double Collar Hooded Peacoat

A classic so good, no one will know you spent less than $200 on it.

BUY IT ($160)

Camila Coelho Dress

Camila Coelho Dress

We just found the perfect dress to wear the night before Thanksgiving (you know, when you’re bound to run into all your old high school friends).

BUY IT ($168)

fringe coat

Line & Dot Fringe Coat

A little fringe never hurt nobody.

BUY IT ($189)

Privacy Please Top

Privacy Please Top

Just low-cut enough to wear for a night out, but in classy way.

BUY IT ($88)


Uniqlo Cashmere Knitted Beanie

A cashmere cap for $30? We’ll take two for ourselves and buy three more for holiday gifts.

BUY IT ($30)


Oussum Beige Solid Scarf

This will match pretty much any winter coat you own.

BUY IT ($9)


Chinese Laundry Suede Leather Knee High Boots

The perfect round toe and a heel that’s just high enough, all served up in buttery suede? This boot does have it all.

BUY IT ($120) 

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