We’ve talked about high-low already, right? If you missed our last post about high-low, we’re going to talk about it again. Why? Because high-low has become a lifestyle that we’re not going to be willing to separate with for a long time. As two people who love style and self-expression through that style, we consider ourselves lucky that we work in a place that isn’t a suit and tie, conservative mandate. In fact, work is one of the places where we express ourselves most (to the point where we wear our best outfits on Tuesdays because we know everyone will be there). Patricio is known for wearing a great pair of slacks and a monkstrap with a striped tee and track jacket. I’ve worn sequin dresses and sneakers – we’re telling you: high-low is a lifestyle.
And it’s easy! If you work somewhere that has a more lax dress code, or you’re going to an event where the preferred attire isn’t too clear, going high-low is a safe bet. Pick out a great pieces – An elevated dress, button-up, a great shoe. And then simply dress it down. During a trip around Southtown as we prepped to head to San Antonio’s Cocktail Conference that evening, we went with what felt comfortable.
This polka-dot dress from J.Crew Factory is one of my favorite pieces – but its sometimes too much on its own. I’m a huge fan of a flannel wrapped around the waist, and as I’m sure you’ve noticed my go-to print is buffalo-check. With a pair of Madewell booties this outfit was not only a solid print-play, but a comfortable version of high-low.
Patricio also went with one of his J.Crew Factory staples with a pair of tweed-like pants. With monkstraps, a button down and his favorite track jacket from Urban Outfitters, these elevated pants were given an edge with pairing them with the unexpected. All of these pieces could easily be swapped out it you want to a go full-casual, or if you need to dress it up more. But going high-lows ensures that you look put together, but express your own personal style. We’re big, big fans of high-low and experimenting with how far you can take it.
What are some of your favorite pieces to high-low with? Do you have a go-to sneaker or a fatigue jacket you throw on? Comment below!