How to Mix High Fashion with Low Prices

Beyond the big city, a little bit of luxury goes a long way. Balance budget-conscious basics with sky-scraping heels and cool casual jackets.

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The Hi Low Road
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Ruven Afanador
The Hi-Lo Road
Blazer, $145, Madewell; top, $795, Gucci; jeans, $640, D&G; shoes, $310, Rock & Republic; belt, $295, Phi; bag, $648, Coach.
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Ruven Afanador
The Hi-Lo Road
Jacket, $895, Iceberg; top, $655, Richard Chai; skirt, $59.95, H&M; tights, $20, DKNY Hosiery; boots, $895, Burberry; bag, $1056, Anna Sui. On hair: Suave Professionals Anti-Frizz Cream.
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Ruven Afanador
The Hi-Lo Road
Jacket, $198, Banana Republic; dress, $695, Emporio Armani; top, $695, Phi; thigh-highs, $30, MaxMara; shoes, $895, Marc Jacobs; hat, $210, Tracy Watts; bag, $1795, Burberry.
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Ruven Afanador
The Hi-Lo Road
Jacket, $1950, Nina Ricci; vest, $69, jeans, $128, Guess; white and gray tanks, $29 each, American Apparel; boots, $1995, Calvin Klein Collection; hat, $165, Tracy Watts; bag, $2400, Gucci.
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Ruven Afanador
The Hi-Lo Road
Jacket, price upon request, Roberto Cavalli; top, $695, gloves, $550, Phi; jeans, $218, Rock & Republic; shoes, $215, Charlotte Ronson; bag, $1980, Fendi.
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Ruven Afanador
The Hi-Lo Road
Jacket, $1995, Pringle of Scotland; top, $851, Roberto Cavalli; leggings, $26, American Apparel; boots, price upon request, Nina Ricci; bag (part of a set), $4185, Louis Vuitton; sunglasses, $139, Ray-Ban.
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Ruven Afanador
The Hi-Lo Road
Jacket, $199, AK Anne Klein; skirt, $950, Valentino Red; tights, $250, Cynthia Rowley; shoes, $1150, Gucci; bag, $725, 3.1 Phillip Lim.
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Ruven Afanador
The Hi-Lo Road
Jacket, $2795, Calvin Klein Collection; top, $585, Gucci; jeans, $218, J Brand Boutique; shoes, price upon request, Christian Louboutin for 3.1 Phillip Lim; bag, $698, Coach.
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Ruven Afanador
The Hi-Lo Road
Jacket, $2195, Phi; top, $30, Half Life; skirt, $69, DKNY Jeans Juniors; tights, $54, Wolford; socks, $50, Emporio Armani; boots, $350, Rock & Republic; bag, $1795, Burberry. On lips: Dior Addict Lipcolor in Crimson Flare.
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Jeff Murray
SHOP THE SHOOT: The Hi-Lo Road
Necessary parts for the well- oiled wardrobe: finely tuned blazers and built-to-last bags.

HI-LO TREND TIP For casual weekends, swap out your go-to Chuck Taylors for a pair of flat ankle boots that work both day and night.

SHOES $199.95, Geox; geox.com for stores.
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Jeff Murray
SHOP THE SHOOT: The Hi-Lo Road
LEGGINGS $170, Charley 5.0; intermixonline.com.
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Jeff Murray
SHOP THE SHOOT: The Hi-Lo Road
SHIRT $365, D Squared; dsquared2.com.
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Jeff Murray
SHOP THE SHOOT: The Hi-Lo Road
BAG $395, J.Crew; jcrew.com.
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Jeff Murray
SHOP THE SHOOT: The Hi-Lo Road
SUNGLASSES $229, Moscot; moscot.com.
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Jeff Murray
SHOP THE SHOOT: The Hi-Lo Road
JACKET $128, Femme for DKNY Jeans; dknyjeans.com.
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Jeff Murray
SHOP THE SHOOT: The Hi-Lo Road
SKIRT $174, 7 for All Mankind; 7forallmankind.com.
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Jeff Murray
SHOP THE SHOOT: The Hi-Lo Road
BLAZER $320, Grace Sun; shopbop.com.
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Jeff Murray
SHOP THE SHOOT: The Hi-Lo Road
BAG $24.80, Forever 21; forever21.com.
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Jeff Murray
SHOP THE SHOOT: The Hi-Lo Road
SKIRT $105, Eryn Brinié; erynbrinie.com.
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Jeff Murray
SHOP THE SHOOT: The Hi-Lo Road
BLAZER $545, Karen Walker; karenwalker.com.
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Jeff Murray
SHOP THE SHOOT: The Hi-Lo Road
SHOES $410, Topshop; topshop.com.
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