high-low outfit ideas

Is it just me or is everyone's fashion secret using the 'high-low' principle? It's with good reason, really. Even Kate Middleton is known for pairing designer pieces with things you can find in high street stores like Zara and Whistles. 

Look 1: Swing Dress with Ankle Boots & Printed Scarf

Look 2: Cozy Sweater w/ Skinny Jeans & Belt

Look 3: Long Cardigan with Jeans & Ankle Boots

Look 4: Gray & White Basics with Black Jeans and Statement Boot

There's a ton of strategies you can take with high-low: buying expensive basics and cheaper trendy items or splurging on statement pieces and buying all of your basics at J.Crew. Here's four looks using the high-low formula. Each look has one splurge piece and three pieces under $100. Can you guess which are the designer pieces?