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.
Essential White T-shirts & Tank Tops
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.
2. Essential Designer Brand Accessories | Luxury Purse
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
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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.
Monogrammed bags are always in style but especially fashion-forward right now.
3. Essential Jackets | Classic Women’s Blazer & Cool Leather Motorcyle Jacket
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