There are very few people in the world lucky enough to wear high fashion from head to toe every day. The good news is that mixing the most expensive investment pieces with the more affordable ones you may have scooped up from your favorite high street stores can be just as sartorially exciting. If you ask us, mastering the high-low mix takes more fashion savvy than cherry-picking a full look from the runway, and it also allows you to showcase your personal style in a way that will set you apart from anyone else who may have similar items in their wardrobe.
Next time you find yourself standing in front of your closet wearing your favorite investment piece—that intarsia Gucci sweater your boyfriend gave you last Christmas, say, or the Stella McCartney trousers that your parents bought you for your birthday—don't hesitate to round out your look with a pair of jeans from Zara or the Topshop blazer and shirt you have in heavy rotation. This way, you can get the most out of everything you've purchased without sacrificing style. To celebrate the art of the high-low, here is a round-up of our favorite looks of the moment. Remember: they're just thought-starters: interpret, modify, and make your own!