I’m all about mixing highs and lows when it comes to fashion.

Sometimes I splurge on designer pieces, like when I bought my Valentino Rockstud pumps, and sometimes I stick to more affordable pieces like when I bought a couple new pairs of destroyed denim shorts at Forever 21. Before splurging I always try to think about how much I’ll actually wear the item in question and how long I hope to have it. If it’s, “you’re going go use this every single day for a long time” then I usually splurge. If it’s a little trendier, I usually go with the more affordable option.


On Tuesday, I wore an outfit that I think was a nice mix of splurges and steals, a plaid shirt from Old Navy, J Brand white jeans, Valentino Rockstud heels and a Ralph Lauren bag I scored at TJ Maxx. Here are a few of my favorite high and low options for sunglasses, shoes, denim and jewelry.

Splurge – designer sunglasses

Steals under $25

Splurge – designer shoes

Steals under $130

Splurge – designer denim

Steals under $75

Splurge – designer jewelry

Steals under $75