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Fashion Fundamentals

HOW TO MIX HIGH LOW FASHION | FINDING YOUR STYLE

The key to finding you personal style and loving your look is learning the art of mix and match. A well curated closet should host a variety of pieces you love on you at a variety of price points, from Target to Chanel. The combinations will convey an effortless style that is uniquely yours.

“Opening up your closet should be like arriving at a really good party where everyone you see is someone you like.”

Amy Fine Collins, journalist and special correspondent for Vanity Fair

1. SIGNATURE PIECES +

SEASONAL ITEMS

Most big brands have a design characteristic that makes them recognizable. For example, Burberry is know for its plaid and Dole & Gabbana is famous for their florals. Choosing pieces with elements of a brand’s signature style gives value to your entire look regardless of the other pieces.

CARDIGAN med-xl xs-s | TSHIRT | JEANS | MULES | BAG (VINTAGE)

Splurge on an iconic Burberry cardigan and save on a white t-shirt you’ll replace next summer.

Missoni knits are know everywhere and have always been a personal favorite of mine because of all the fabulous colors they mix in their designs from scarves to dresses. These knits are even noticeable in black and white.

Versace uses a greek key motif and Medusa’s head in many of their designs.  Donatella Versace said her brother’s reasoning for using Medusa’s head was “whoever falls in love with Medusa can’t flee from her.” Not bad inspiration for a fashion label hoping to keep loyal wearers.

I regret not buying these leggings. They were so flattering and comfortable. Wear now with an inexpensive button up and black sandals you can swap for a black pullover and boots later.

2. ELEVATED ACCESSORIES +

UPDATED STAPLES

Designer accessories are great because they are easy to work into any outfit, and sometimes easier to work into your budget when you consider the cost per wear. See how you can SAVE WITH A DESINGER BELT here.

Add a designer accessory to your updated wardrobe staples like straight leg jeans and you’re good to go.

Accessories make magic out of an updated monochromatic outfit.

This Chloe tote was my favorite tote this summer. It goes with everything. The Dior sandals were my best selling designer shoe all season and are sure to be next year too.

1. SEASONLESS STAPLE+

TRENDING STYLE

BALMAIN BLAZER | T-SHIRT | SHOES | JEANS | BAG (VINTAGE)

My favorite styling staples is a blazer that fits perfectly like this one from Balmain (Size up). Check out my SUMMER FASHION STYLING STAPLES here. This fabric on this Balmain blazer is perfect year round. Once you see how good it looks on you’ll never want to take it off. Pair back to an trending straight leg jean and woven sandal for the perfect outfit.

Another styling staple I swear by is nude shoes with a neutral bag and belt that match. If you take good care of them, you’ll have them forever unlike the this trendy little $35 puff sleeve sweater.

This bag is reversible. Suede on one side and leather on the other.

The most versatile flat you can own is a nude pointed toe style that elongates your leg and goes with all your outfits.

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STYLISH SWEATS AND COOL COATS | A HAUTE MAMA FAVORITE ON A COLD DAY

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.

4 Ways To Style a Silky Slip Dress this Winter That Works With Any “Dress” Code

A silky slip dress delivers every time and is the ultimate wardrobe workhorse when you want to wear a dress this winter.

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