Mixing High-End Designer And Low-End

Mixing expensive designer duds with low-end mass merchandise is on the rise, making that it-all-goes-together look a true reality.

Mixing expensive designer duds with low-end mass merchandise is on the rise, making that it-all-goes-together look a true reality. Even high-end fashion designers like Isaac Mizrahi, who designs a fashionable line for Target, while pleasing private clients with his beautiful couture creations are appealing to a broad audience. The vision for Isacc Mizrahi is to provide fashionable clothing to all women, everwhere.

To most people's surprise when Mizrahi did his High/Low end fashion show, mixing pieces from Target and pieces that are sold at the expensive Bergdorf Goodman's - the ladies in the audience couldn't tell the difference from the high-end to the low-end and many chose pieces that they wanted from Target. Even Karl Lagerfeld, the beloved designer of Chanel, put a low-end line out at H & M. And, quite similar to Target's vision is that of H & M"¦ to provide fashion and quality at the best price.

Mixing high-end and low-end clothing is a very modern way of dressing. Who wants the look of dressing head-to-toe in one designer brand?Not to mention the expense of dressing full on in one designer label. That would break the bank for any fashionista. Take note that most high-end designers have a lower-end line. This doesn't mean it's cheap though. Take Prada for example, the low-end sister line is Miu Miu.Dressing head-to-toe in a designer brand could even change how you act in a certain outfit! Do you want to stain your $300 pants - probably not? You may even skip out on your favorite pasta dish to avoid getting marinara on your perfectly pristine pants. Choose your clothes wisely, what you will spend good money on and what can be purchased at a cheaper rate and most importantly, choose clothes that fit your life.

The Art of Mixing

Some women have been mixing and matching high-end labels with cheaper labels for years. Think of people like Kate Moss or Winona Ryder. Not only do they mix the highs and the lows, but also they add vintage to the mix. This doesn't always mean spending the big bucks (although there are many high-end vintage stores), there are just as many thrift stores or flea markets to look through with treasures galore at unbelievable prices.

The High-End

Some of the most popular high-end designer labels include Chanel, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Michael Kors, Pucci and Roberto Cavalli. For shoes there is always Jimmy Choo, Manolo Blahnik's and other high-end shoe brands.

The Low-End

Shop Target, Wal-mart, K-Mart, Forever 21, Hollister, Old Navy, Charlotte Russe and more"¦

Why Not Add"¦The Middle-of-the-Road

Add mid-priced pieces by shopping at Express, Bebe, Banana Republic, The Gap and many others.

What Not to Go Low-end on

With a few exceptions of course go mid-to-high-end on purses and shoes. They truly make any outfit and the quality of the shoes and bag, makes the quality of your high/low mix sky rise in the luxury and quality department. Look for pieces that are unique and speak volumes about who you are as an individual.

Mixing high and low-end is not just the latest fashion movement, it's here to stay and it's a way of life. So many of us love our casual lifestyle, mixed with our glamorous nights out on the town, so as we mix our lifestyle, let's mix our designer duds with cheaper, no-hassle pieces.So go ahead, mix your Pucci and K-mart frocks. You'll look unique, save a bundle and have a new attitude towards fashion and life.

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