High/Low Styling with Consignment Finds
High/Low styling is very common right now, but is everyone doing it right? High/low styling is the art of using cute, less expensive items and pairing them with a designer piece to give the outfit an upscale look. Consignment stores are NOT the same as your average thrift store. Most consignment stores are very selective with the items they take and because of that, the merchandise is usually better than your average thrift store. In a consignment store you can find good quality clothing for a cheap price but you can also get your high-end designer brands as well. Take a look at how to piece some of those together!
In this outfit we have a White House Black Market top priced at $12.99, Elevenses palazzo pants for $7.99, necklace is $17.99, and a brand new Brahmin crossbody for $119.99. The Brahmin is obviously your "high" in this high/low style
In this outfit we have a BKE dress for $10.99, Forever 21 black sandals (new) for $12.99, the necklace is $10.99, and a black Michael Kors purse priced at $129.99.
In this style we have an I.N.C dress for $12.99 and Marc Jacobs sandals priced at $149.00 (retail price $378)
In this style we have a Tabitha dress for $19.99, Anne Michelle heels (new) for $17.99, necklace is $19.99, and a turquoise Coach purse for $139.99
Post by: Darielle Neely
Why are these pieces good investments?
In each of these looks, your "high" item was either a handbag or shoes. These are good investments because they will last you a long time. Why not spend the money on great quality pieces? These particular designers are known for having high quality items. Of course if you spend $20 on a pair or shoes or a handbag, they most likely wont last more than two years depending on how often they're worn. These pieces shown above are made to last you a lifetime because how well they are made and they're durability.
Consignment vs. Retail
As I stated before, consignment stores are more selective than your average thrift store. Most have mainly name brand clothing, gently used (usually no more than 2-3 years old), seasonal items. With that being said, you're getting good quality clothing for half the price of retail. Many people are hesitant on buying from consignment shops because of the items already being worn but that's not always the case. A lot of times you can find items with the original tags on them for half the cost and if the item has been worn it is still in great shape. So why spend more when you can spend less? All of the items above can be found in Warrensburg at the Change Jar consignment store.
Post by: Darielle Neely