“I can’t help it. I like nice things. ” says women everywhere. Designer-inspired high-low styling is a signature of my personal style and the capsule wardrobes I share. Since most of us have to have a handle on what we spend filling out closets I’ve found the best assortment comes from a high-low mix of brands.
I’ve spent half my life and my entire career in the fashion industry and I still have a long list of bucket list brands and items I want for my wardrobe. If your list is long too I recommend shopping for designer-inspired items that have the look for less. Often times you can test drive a style to see if the designer version is worth the cost per wear. This tip has helped my clients and me confidently curate our closets. Here are some recent designer-inspired finds.
Of course, 18k gold plated will last you longer but you can get the look for less.
Stylist Tip- A designer-inspired accessory is more convincing when it doesn’t include hardware.
High Low Starting at $9.99
Leopard print is a Dolce&Gabbana signature.
Black is timeless but is pink so so popular now. the $39 version comes in 4 summer color choices and has pockets.
Shop for more quality dresses for different body types under $50 HERE.
Anniversary Sale Edition
A metallic wallet on a chain will never go out of style.
Jenni Kayne sweaters are worth collecting, but you can fill in with less expensive fabrications while you’re building your collection. I always add a nice quality VINCE sweater to my closet every year during the anniversary sale. Check out the VINCE styles available on sale this year.
When you have the right high-low mix it’s ok to fake it until you make it. These are the name-brand heroes that I recommend the most.
1. Veronica Beard Blazer
Shop 3 easy high-low outfit combinations with this best-selling staple HERE.
See my side-by-side comparison HERE
2. YSL Handbag
Before you buy a designer handbag read THIS.
3. Gucci Belt
Find out how to measure for the right size and which designer belt brands are best HERE.
4. Anine Bing Graphic Tees
I have a huge graphic tee collection but my Bings are the best.
5. Pointed Toe Nude Shoes
6. David Yurman
I have a lot of costume jewelry, including some favorites from Chanel, but I recommend and wear my two-tone David Yurman jewelry the most.