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.
I’m Obsessed with Wearing the Color Camel (Because It Always Looks Expensive)
Halogen Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater
A slightly longer hem means you can wear this with low-rise or high-rise jeans.
Madewell Cape Scarf
It’s a cape...it’s a scarf...it’s the only thing you’ll want to wear this fall.
Alex Mill Stretch Cotton Twill Trousers
Khaki pants? Yep, those can be considered camel as well.
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.
Court & Rowe Muse Sweater
Yes, the rule still applies, even if there’s a cheeky word woven in.
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.
London Fog Double Collar Hooded Peacoat
A classic so good, no one will know you spent less than $200 on it.
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).
Line & Dot Fringe Coat
A little fringe never hurt nobody.
Privacy Please Top
Just low-cut enough to wear for a night out, but in classy way.
Uniqlo Cashmere Knitted Beanie
A cashmere cap for $30? We’ll take two for ourselves and buy three more for holiday gifts.
Oussum Beige Solid Scarf
This will match pretty much any winter coat you own.
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.