We all view high fashion as something untouchable, unapproachable and unaffordable. But there are so many ways you can mix and match approachable items with some high fashion staples and get a killer Italian Vogue look straight from an editorial. Just a little friendlier on your wallet.
I strive to mix high and mid priced items as extremely low priced items ("fast-fashion" pieces) , will go quickly out of style or will diminish after a couple times in the wash. Try going after brands that have stood a true test of time and that you will know the item you purchase could be worn multiple times in different ways.
A brand that is a go-to for me is Banana Republic, as I can find some great basics, a staple blazer, nice shoes and a killer dress and not completely cry at the price tag. My suggestion is for you to find a brand that speaks to your inner fashion soul and go get yourself a few fiery pieces to upgrade your closet.
For my look here I took a Banana Republic sheer blouse that was black and white print and shook it up a bit with a loud opposite patterned blazer by a designer I love, Prabal Garung. I wore some leather shorts as my solid color for the piece and the other solid, yet LOUD color I chose, were these fuchsia heels to match my blazer. I love how comfy the heels are, which make them perfect for the half a mile I usually walk to get over to the Meat Packing district for dinner and drinks at night! Let's just say, Carrie Bradshaw would have approved this look.
On that note, which Sex in the City character are you?
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Banana Republic provided free product in exchange for this post. All opinions expressed are my own.