Here is one of my fashion secrets (I have shared it before but it’s worth mentioning again): I love to mix high-low dressing. What do I mean? I will spend more money on certain clothes and bargain-shop for others, and then mix them together in a blended marriage of high-low dressing. And why do I it? For two reasons: because dressing high-low saves me money and because I can express myself more individually and eclectically. This outfit is a perfect example: I paid a higher price for the jeans and the boots and I saved money on the jacket and the sweater. Denim is an essential part of my wardrobe and something I wear most days. If I purchase a quality pair of jeans I know I can wear them often and they will hold their shape and fit. These Frame Denim jeans are a relatively new purchase and I actually have been wearing them every day. The boots are Rachel Comey and are at least four years old. I bought them because they were made really well and were just too cute and unique (with the color blocking) to pass up. The jacket is also a new purchase: $40 at H&M. Yes, $40 for this stylish, slightly-oversized jacket in a leopard print. I have had so many compliments when I wear the jacket and I think no one has any idea that I purchased it at such a bargain price. The sweater is Rag & Bone that I purchased on sale at a consignment shop (another one of my fashion secrets!). The price? $25.
In general, I tend to spend more money on shoes, coats, denim and pants; I try to save money everywhere else. It is pure magic when I put these pieces together and nobody can tell the difference, Well, I have done it now. The jig is up!
Photos by Sophie MacMillan