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Fashion Fundamentals

High Low Styling Staples | 3 Pieces Essential to Your Closet

The secret to high-low styling is having the right staples to pull an outfit together. These three pieces are essential to your closet. Everyone needs a classic white top like a button-up or classic crew neck t-shirt that will work with any other piece you put them with. A designer brand handbag can make some of the least expensive things you buy look good. A well-fitting layer like a tailored blazer or a cool leather motorcycle jacket is the key to pulling a figure-flattering look together.

1. Classic Wardrobe Essential| White Top

A closet capsule with a few white tops will help you easily make outfits. Classic understated styles like a button-up, crew neck t-shirt, and white tank top are the foundations for some of my favorite outfits. These white tops go well with anything from an Amazon find under $40, to your new favorite jeans.

The Best White Button- Ups

These are the best button-ups. The fabric combination is key. Look for styles that are a cotton synthetic blend. These shirts will look crisp but still feel flexible.

This one from Ann Taylor is only $69 and comes in petite sizes as well.

I shared 15 ways to wear a button-up on Instagram. You can shop and recreate those outfits HERE.

Essential White T-shirts & Tank Tops

I’ve been sharing these classic crew neck t-shirts all season long. They are part of my Free Casual Classic Casual Outfits Look Book post and many more capsule wardrobes I’ve put together.

Here are my favorite fits under $50. I own them all. If you want to splurge on a premium quality crew get this one from Rag & Bone. Its made of Peruvian cotton and has a seam down the back that creates a super flattering fit.

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Chanel handbag
White ribbed tank 
large hoop earrings
 gold leggings
white slides
white ribbed tank 
white cotton tank
steve madden shoes
quilted Chanel handbag
High Low Styling Brand Mix

A white tank is a favorite go-to of mine. The one I’m wearing here with my Gucci cardigan is from the girl’s department at Old Navy. Classic men’s Hanes undershirts do the trick too.

You can’t go wrong with these.

rust shearling vest
button up 
white button up 
Loui Vuitton
monogram speedy
dark denim crop flare
frame denim
suede kitten heel boots
High Low Styling
Button-up | Shearling Vest | Boots | Bag | Jeans

2. Essential Designer Brand Accessories | Luxury Purse

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Black quilted Chanel Handbag
essential handbag
essential purse
Black Chanel purse with gold chain
Gold Chanel Earrings
Black Leather Shorts
Ivory Cable knit sweater
Black tights and shorts
Black motorcycle boots
Chanel Boots
Missoni Scarf
Girl on the street
Street style
Fashion Blogger over 40
Personal Stylist
Fashion Blog
High Low Styling Target to Chanel

The right accessories can even make a Target cardigan worn backward look expensive.

The best investment you can make in your wardrobe is a designer purse. Every outfit needs a bag so you’ll have lots of opportunities to wear them. Belts and jewelry make good investments too especially when you can wear them in different ways. However, luxury handbags are the ideal accessory in an outfit, even if your size isn’t.

Shopping for a New Bag

Get my full designer handbag directory HERE.

Saint Laurent handbags have been my best-selling brand this year. With a variety of sizes and colors, it’s easy to find the perfect purse.

High low styling is easy when you own a designer handbag.

Amazon Vest
Amazon finds under $30
Dior cross body bag
bow blouse
pussy bow
dark denim jeans
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White Blouse
White button up under a vest
High Low Styling
Dior Bag $1650 | Vest $20.99

Monogrammed bags are always in style but especially fashion-forward right now.

3. Essential Jackets | Classic Women’s Blazer & Cool Leather Motorcyle Jacket

black leather jacket
black motorcycle jacket
street style
black and white stripe t-shirt
essential leather jacket
Missoni scarf
David Yurman Hoops
Black stiletto boots
Levi jeans
light wash jeans
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Casual Outfit
Jeans and a leather jacket street style

My new leather motorcycle jacket is the best purchase I’ve made all year. It looks expensive and feels so cool. An iconic leather jacket with great hardware is part of every fashionista’s wardrobe rotation. Great over a sexy slip dress or your favorite graphic t-shirt.

Top Three Leather Jackets under $500

These are my top three picks under $500. I have the All Saints “Balfren“. It sells out quickly. If you are able to score one make sure to buy a full size up. Notice the cool details like removable shearling collar and brass hardware on my other two picks.

Essential Double Breasted Blazer

If I’m not reaching for a leather motorcycle jacket to complete the and outfit, I’m grabbing a blazer. If you get the right fit you can literally makeover tons of outfits. The best style is one that fits your shoulder and gently nips at your waist.

These are the two styles I recommend the most.

Veronica Beard “Miller” dickey jacket.

L’agence “Kenzie” Blazer

High Low Styling with Essentials



In the winter I tend to play favorites with my comfy outfit formulas which almost always include stylish sweats and a cool coat. After my recent refresh, I decided to share the best high-low sources so you can be haute on a cold day too. Start with a soft and stylish sweatsuit, and bundle up in a cool coat before you head out the door. When you have all the pieces deciding what to wear is child's play.

Unique Gift Ideas from a Seasoned Shopper | 2022 Gift Guide Someone Has Actually Tried.

Since I shop every day, it just wouldn't be right not to share some of the best deals and unique gifts I find. You can put down your car keys and grab a cup of coffee instead. Your holiday shopping just got simpler. This is the best high-low unique gift mix all in one spot. Also, it's OK to add extra to your cart to reward yourself for being such a smart shopper this holiday season.

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