I wear and share these high-low outfit combinations made with name-brand essentials and affordable fashion on repeat. I link less expensive versions of these name-brand items, like a budget-friendly blazer, but these quality styles are so versatile you can wear them with almost anything and they look great. All the mix and match you can do with these essentials will help justify their cost while building the ideal wardrobe. If you want to incorporate more high-low looks start with these 3 staples and add some bucket list brands that do double duty to your wardrobe wish list.
NAME BRAND CLOSET ESSENTIAL ALL-STARS
Veronica Beard Blazer.
This is my blog’s bestseller of all time and my stylist’s secret weapon for making over just about any outfit. The best thing about this blazer is its ability to flatter your figure instantly. The minute you slip it on, your shoulders and waist are defined. This creates the ideal silhouette, regardless of your proportions or the pieces you have on under it. If you are broad or looking for something super lightweight try the “Suba” style
A designer handbag is the best investment piece and a secret to high-low styling success.
The YSL camera bag and Loulou small chain bag in quilted “y” leather are the most popular bags I suggest. Get a side-by-side look at them here on Instagram. They’re a great size and have color and hardware combinations that work with any style aesthetic.
Jeans have become the backbone of every woman’s wardrobe. If you want to easily make lots of outfits that look great, you should get all the styles in my Denim Wardrobe Checklist. What works with your measurements is the most important, but premium denim usually fits and flatters the best.
HIGH-LOW COMBINATIONS | MY 3 NAME BRAND ALL-STARS WITH A FUN SKIRT
HIGH-LOW COMBINATIONS | MY 3 NAME BRAND ALL-STARS WITH VEGAN LEATHER
HIGH-LOW COMBINATIONS | MY 3 NAME BRAND ALL-STARS WITHA CLASSIC WHITE TOP
HIGH-LOW COMBINATIONS WITH A GRAPHIC TEE
A MONOCHROMATIC CAPSULE WILL MAKE EVEN MORE
Get more flattering outfit formulas and links to shop these capsules HERE.
WHEN DO YOU KNOW HIGH VERSUS LOW?
No one knows you better than you know yourself, therefore you are your own best fashion authority when it comes to knowing when to splurge and when to save. Consider your personal style and lifestyle. Do you love it? How often would you wear it? If you regularly rotate your handbags you may want this red Rebecca Minkoff backpack, but if less is more then invest in this classic red Valentino bag. Do you travel often or always find yourself tossing on a lightweight layer? If so you will get your cost per wear with a classic Burberry trench coat. If not this Ralph Lauren trench still looks great. Wear it with designer accessories like a classic Burberry scarf and no one will ever know.