Fashion 101: Remixing Your Wardrobe, and Learning How to Mix High-End and Low-End Brands

Many upcoming fashion bloggers and stylists believe in order to be successful in the fashion industry (more like blogs) you have to be all about the brands–preferably high-end, but in reality that’s not the case. Having a unique personal style is the icing on the cake, and after reading tons of comments on personal style blogs, readers are also focused on 1) Versatility, and 2) Mixing different brands.

Remixing Your Wardrobe

What it means? Reusing articles of clothing in your wardrobe more than once.

The word versatility is adored by many, and while most people don’t have the funds to go out and buy everything they see, how well you can remix the pieces in your closet shows your readers two things: 1) You are very resourceful, and 2) Spending money is not always necessary.

Take a cue from Blair Eadie from Atlantic-Pacific. In one look you can see Blaire wearing Zara’s abstract printed dress as a skirt. In this outfit the peplum trend is incorporated, she manages to keep the accessories very minimal, choosing nude hues and going light on the accessories, allowing her printed “skirt” to be the focal point of her ensemble.

She then wears her Zara abstracted printed dress (as a dress of course), and incorporates the print on print trend by adding Miu Miu’s Gingham Taffeta Slingbacks to her look. While both looks are styled completely different, you kind of get the gist of the versatility your clothes bring.

Which look is your favorite?

Learning How to Mix High-end and Low-end Brands

12 Bucks? I thought you spent more.

You can easily make a $12.80 shirt from Forever21 look chic, depending on how it’s styled. I can’t recall how many times I had to look at Dulce Candy’s product information  just to see where and how much a blouse or skirt was, and shocked that it didn’t cost an arm and a leg. She is a prime example of what it means, when it comes to mixing high-end designer brands with low-end, yet remaining relatively chic. Check out how she styles her Valentino Rockstud Dome bag, you would probably think everything else in her outfit is expensive as well, but it isn’t. A Forever21 necklace is paired with pieces from Zara for a more well-rounded look. Bonus- She even offers a link to an inexpensive version of her tote.
Although Dulce Candy wears high-end brands, that doesn’t mean Forever21 or H&M isn’t a ghost to her wardrobe. In the look below she is wearing a J.Crew top, H&M skirt, a Forever21 necklace and shoes.

Learning how to reuse your clothes is not only vital information, but do you really want to wear a piece of clothing, just one time? If you’re for mixing high-end designer brands and low-end, wearing only high-end designer brands, or even if your wardrobe consist of low-end brands and thrifted garments, dress to please yourself and YOURSELF only! If you’re confident in what you’re wearing, that’s what really matters.

Photos Via Atlantic-Pacific; Dulce Candy

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