How to: style high/ low looks

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Are you ready to talk “elevators”?  No, we’re not talking lifts or mechanics don’t worry! 

Think your key luxury items that will elevate your look, lifting your budget and more casual pieces to next level dressing with the addition of some high quality, designer items.

High-low dressing is all about mixing the budget with the blowout, the luxe with the less.  Of course, as a Trading In Style maven, you’re already a whizz at savvy shopping, finding the best quality designer clothing and accessories at more affordable prices, whilst reducing fashion waste.

But now that you’ve found us, and are shopping the daily edits – how do you make the most of your winning pieces? Our two key rules for High Low dressing?Invest in Long Term and Shop Savvy …read on for how to.

Long term – think about investment pieces and what your key wardrobe staples are.  DO you reach for jeans, or floral dresses, leather jacket or a show-stopping coat?  Whatever these staples are – make sure these pieces are where you invest - high-quality, durable, and won’t need to be replaced after a couple of wears.

Shop Savvy - if you’re looking to invest in a staple item that you’ll be wearing for many seasons to come, shop smart = and that’s where Trading In Style comes in. With high-end pieces, don’t feel you have to stick to just neutral colours or black – a statement pop of colour, print or embellishment can make the pieces your own – just ensure you can wear it for multiple occasions and truly love it.

 And now … onto the looks!

 Styling high low looks, how to

  1. When nothing else will do for the day but your favourite pair of casual pants (think drop-crotch Bassike staples) you can elevate your look with leather jacket, boots, and a statement bag. Pop on a cap for a sporty vibe or to hide a bad hair day – high/low styling at its best!


  1. A logo tee is the ultimate piece to mix into a high/low look. Here, we’ve taken a tee, jeans and our favourite kicks – and elevated the look with a sharp blazer in a classic cut and finished with a statement bag.



  1. Double denim is a vibe – and it’s one we’re here for. Worn with runners, this look would be super casual and fine for running around, but for a high/low feel, elevate your jacket and jeans with a classic heel and timeless bag – Chanel will lift any outfit to the next level!

 how to style slip skit

  1. Pair a silk slip skirt with a graphic tee and sneakers and you’re already thinking high/low style. Add a statement clutch and denim jacket and you’re talking the perfect combination of luxe and casual!
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