Between long weekends away and international summer vacations, my budget for clothing isn’t quite as flush as I’d like it to be, especially since I’ll need plenty of photo-worthy looks to accompany me on my adventures. Alas, that’s never stopped me from putting together plenty of outfits that, although not pricey at all, look extremely expensive. It’s a life hack I’ve acquired over my 26 years—one that I’m all too happy to share.
Ultimately, my best tip for looking rich on a tight budget is—drum roll, please—H&M. And this month’s new-arrivals section has looked especially lavish. From elevated LBDS and structured suiting to swimwear, the 35 pieces ahead appear to be worth upwards of $500, yet none cost more than $200. Don’t worry—I won’t tell if you won’t.