Yesterday's 'mismatched' outfit is today's chic look

Yesterday's 'mismatched' outfit is today's chic look

In today's fashion landscape, it rings true that opposites attract.

As much as designers try to send matching shorts and shirts down the runways, the order of the day is contrast: mismatched prints, a jolt of color in an otherwise neutral outfit, or a fitted piece balanced with something oversized and baggy.

One answer to this macro-trend is high-low pairings. The term originated to describe a collaboration between a mass retailer and a higher-end designer. "High" has gotten really high -- think Altuzarra clothing for Target. These pieces are coveted in their own right because they're limited-edition.

Recently, high-low looks have taken another turn:...