Being on a budget is your opportunity to mix high-low pieces in one outfit. When it comes to shopping for outfits, I’m on a budget more often than not so I make sure to invest in luxury items for the focal parts of my outfit while leaving the accent pieces at a lower cost. High cost does not always mean quality or value and the same goes to low-cost items, they don’t always mean cheap and low quality.
In the above image, I needed to purchase a dress that I could wear for two occasions: the Hermes party in Vancouver and an out of town wedding. Lucky for me, I found a Sandro (high) dress for nearly 70% off! The shoes that I paired with it are from Nine West (low) as I was not prepared to spend a luxury price tag on a pair of shoes that I was not going to wear often. They are also the same style that most luxury brands offer and were rated as the most comfortable shoe for working women.
The luxury bag that I purchased myself a few years ago tied the entire look together giving it that extra kick into the high-end gear. I felt like a million bucks without spending a hefty price-tag.
I originally tried to source my entire look second-hand but could not find options that were appropriate in my size and aesthetic for the specific occasion. Funny enough, right after the first event, I managed to find the same shoe style at a Salvation Army for under $20! Timing is everything when shopping pre-loved.
How do you mix your outfits with high – low pieces?