Wednesday, August 13, 2008

do you rock the high-low?

It seems like every spring season is highlighted by famous designers mixing and matching "updated" pieces from their previous winter collection with their current spring collection. This fall, I definitely think the "high-low" will be rocked like never before. The "high-low" is a mix-and-match look characteristic of having something that's expensive and something that's inexpensive. Or something couture with something very common. For example, this fall you might have Theory gray wool trousers that you pair with a ringspun gray long sleeve tshirt from J. Crew. Or your favorite Diane Von Furstenberg wrap dress with a matching cardigan from the most shabby chic retailer, Target.

The point is that the look should be put together well, have consistency and flow, and compliment each other. Your wares need not be expensive to look good. We have all seen haute couture that looks like it costs $5. Remember, stick with flattering fits. And a well dressed person never talks about how much things cost. That's so last season.

And I leave you with a wonderful quote from my favorite Christian Dior - Zest is the secret of all beauty. There is no beauty that is attractive without zest.

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