The most perfect looks usually consist of the most basic things—case in point, this cashmere turtleneck and denim skirt are a match made in heaven. Adding in some simple accessories pulls it all together, for an easy, yet sophisticated casual look. 

This outfit is also an example of cost doesn't equal style. I thrifted the sweater, belt, and skirt for a total of $12. I refuse to believe that style belongs to the filthy rich—thrift stores have always been my favorite source for finding basic pieces that are great quality and inexpensive. I'm a firm believer in mixing high and low pieces to create a balance that looks high-end overall, and the best part is, you don't have to deplete your entire bank account to do it.



Photography by Christopher Cain, Hey Bulldog Studios

Top: Thrifted // Skirt: Gap // Belt: Thrifted // Shoes: Charlotte Russe // Hat: Target // Bag: Aldo Accessories