It’s Giving “Money”—38 Rich-Looking Finds From J.Crew, Nordstrom, and H&M

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Lately, it seems like you can’t go outside or online without being faced with one hard reality: inflation is at an all-time high. While the fiscal well-being of each person differs, there’s no denying that the rise in the cost of everyday necessities has made most household budgets a bit tighter—thereby making extra money for shopping less of a priority. However, just because our belts have tightened doesn’t mean that we want to look like they have changed. In fact, one could argue that the cultural obsession around fashion aesthetics such as “quiet luxury” or “old money” is driven by our collective desire to disassociate and cosplay as the wealthy (even if we’re far from it).

Nevertheless, whatever the rationale, it’s safe to say that it’s quite common among the fashion crowd at this point to want to curate a closet that looks expensive without expending too much money. Of course, that’s easier said than done. Admittedly, it can be challenging at times to find chic and cheap items—it’s a skill set that takes time to build. Luckily for you, that’s the point of my job. In an effort to help you find the best rich-looking summer finds, I’ve spent hours searching through the new arrivals section of some of our favorite retailers—including J.Crew, Nordstrom, H&M, Mango, Gap, COS, Aritzia, Madewell, Anthropologie, and Reformation. Whether you’re looking for a few new summer staples or just want to look like you’re a walking stack of cash, any of these 38 rich-looking summer items, all under $150, will do the trick.