I’m Trying to Look Upscale—These 4 Reasonably Priced Items Are My Secret Weapon


As a born-and-raised Southern Californian, my style tends to be quite casual, no matter the occasion. Usually, that means jeans and tees year-round, but lately, I’ve been wanting to get out of my WFH funk and dress up a bit more. To be clear, “upscale” certainly doesn’t have to mean designer. I may be biased, but Who What Wear Collection’s newest spring launch is full of beautiful, well-made pieces that don’t cost a fortune yet look so polished. 

One of the things Who What Wear Collection does best is matching sets. Whether you’re looking for a fun yellow pant set or a sophisticated midi A-line skirt with a coordinating crop top, there’s definitely something for everyone. Scroll down to shop my four favorite pieces for dressing in an upscale way for less than $180.  

I always seem to want to buy whatever Alyssa Coscarelli is wearing. 

These plissé pants are selling like hotcakes. 

Have you ever seen such a great summer outfit? 

I absolutely love an A-line skirt. 

None other than Kendall Jenner and Dua Lipa have been wearing matching pant sets in lemony colors. 

These are so much more fun than basic blue jeans. 

I can never resist a good crop top, and this one is truly excellent. 

I’ll take a flowy skirt over a body-con one any day of the week. 

This plissé fabric really takes the humble button-down shirt to the next level. 

These extremely comfortable “puddle pants” are so on-trend right now. 

This top-selling dress is back in a new colorway, and I’m simply obsessed. 

As Karl Lagerfeld said, you can never be overdressed or underdressed in a little black dress. 

You truly have to feel this sumptuous fabric IRL to appreciate its beauty. 

This gathered neckline is divine. 

Is this fashion’s version of camouflage? If so, I’m all for it. 

It’s not summer without the perfect white sundress. 

This gathered detail at the bust is definitely worth a close-up look. 

I’ll be wearing this unbuttoned as a swimsuit cover-up. 

You can never have too many minidresses for summer. 

Just a touch of preppiness. 

This extra-soft knit fabric is so comfy you’ll be tempted to sleep in this dress. 

I’ll be wearing this cute crop top with white denim cutoffs. 

Bridgerton, anyone? 

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