3 Pulled Together Ways to Mix Casual and Fancy Clothes
I saw a lot of the high-low trend at the spring fashion shows, and it's a great way to get more mileage out of your day and evening pieces. Here's how to pull it off without looking mismatched.
Casual and dressy outfit with khakis
The Khaki
Go one size larger than usual. Khakis should fit like boyfriend jeans—not too pressed or tight. A sparkly heel and layered, embellished top complete the high-low mix.

Jacket, $1,195; Gryphon, 212-764-3059. Top, $178; BCBG. Khakis, $50; Gap.
Casual and dressy outfit with flats
The Flat
There is nothing more modern than wearing flats with a cocktail dress. It's a very self-assured look, so go for it! Tan accessories balance the formality of the dress.

Dress, $485; Lotusgrace. Belt, Lands' End. Bag, Raoul. Bracelet, Bougainvillea. Shoes, Tory Burch.
Casual and dressy outfit with sweatshirt
The Sweatshirt
Wear it the same way you would a T-shirt. Because a sweatshirt has more volume, a fitted bottom (like this patterned pencil skirt) is best.

Top, $20; Uniqlo. Skirt, $39; Joe Fresh.

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