If shopping is an art, you could certainly call me Picasso. My specialty? Sourcing luxurious-looking finds that in reality, cost way less than you’d even guess. And when it comes to sifting through pieces that look expensive, it’s all about the minutia—aka the “little” things like hardware, fabrics, and buttons. It takes some time and practice to get it down pat, but as an editor who has a hearty and ever-growing bookmarks list of shopping sites, at this point it’s like second nature.
With summer at everyone’s doorstep, I decided to flex my skills to find the best new arrivals that hit on that expensive-looking yet shoestring budget niche. After all, those exotic summer getaways aren’t going to pay for themselves. Below, see the results of my latest digital window-shopping session and I’ve included everything from elevated tailored pieces to chic and low maintenance matching sets. To see the full list, keep scrolling.