Fashion can be a tricky business; though we would love to splurge on designer pieces head-to-toe, in reality that isn’t an option. That’s why we can spot a lot of street style stars and fashion bloggers creatively wear the high-low mix style. One of them is Martha Graeff, a Brazilian style blogger known for her creative style of mixing high-street pieces with high-end ones to achieve a unique, fun, and unexpected statement.
If you really can’t resist a high-end luxury piece, then buy sensibly. Bags and shoes are great investments as they don’t date as quickly as clothes. At the same time, they add some polish to your outfits whether it’s a high-street or designer ones. Like Martha, opt for ankle boots, leather knee high boots, chic sunglasses, structured bags, and even statement accessories to glam up your outfit. Equally a good quality handbag or patent stilettos will last the pace, ensuring value for money. Although it might seem extravagant at the time, the return on these high-end items is worth it, especially when the high street shoes that you’ve bought scuffed after one wear while the high end pair lasts for years.
When shopping for high-street pieces, go for ones that are clean and simple. Fabric colors and textures are the keys. Like Martha, stick to neutral shades of white, camel, black, gray and such so it can be versatile enough to wear with any of your outfits. Also, go for high-quality wools, cotton, and silks as they can be worn for a lifetime as they can hardly get out of fashion. Keep in mind that a high price does not necessarily guarantee high quality and sometimes surprisingly good quality may be found on a budget so keep an eye on those pieces.
The high-street often copies the catwalk and there are some serious bargains to be found. So like Martha, creatively wear your designer pieces with high-end ones as designer pieces will easily spice up your high street pieces making them look chic, fashion-forward, and classy. Martha mixes high-street fashions with luxe designer pieces for effortlessly cool looks perfect for the chillier or warmer spring days. For instance, wearing your eccentric fringe skirt with your timeless fur top and leather boots will refresh your overall look appearing like you’re wearing head-to-toe designer items.
Don’t be afraid to wear bold colors and prints. As long as the prints look coordinating to each other and bold colors in fine fabrics, you’ll end up looking highly fashionable and chic. Be creative wearing your high street pieces with designer ones keeping in mind the color combinations that work well, as well as prints that look elegant and chic, to create a statement-making look.
Remember, luxury buying is not a regular pastime for most of us, so think of a well thought out purchase that can be your good investment. Just don’t let that sale buzz go to your head completely, but creatively mix the high street items with high-end ones to create a statement look.