High and Low

I’ve wanted to style a shoot with clothes that weren’t everyday outfits I’d wear to school. Something closer to the outfits you might see in fashion spreads in Teen Vogue or Hypebae‘s editorial page. So I got to work.

I created an inspiration board that highlighted the type of shots I wanted, like “girl gang” ones; some that mixed masculine and feminine pieces; lots of flowers, especially in the hair; a mix of hard and soft; images with natural beauty shining; and shots that were not straight on.


My initial idea was to use only hand-me-downs and thrifted items. But I was only partially successful in that because I needed more time to find things. (I’ll try that in my next shoot!)

As I styled the looks I got this High-Low effect; using more low pieces such as track pants or sneakers paired with more high pieces like a velvet jumpsuit or heels. I also incorporated some masculine pieces (mens clothing) and balanced it with feminine props such as flowers.

Upclose on layering // all photos by Martin B (ogmartino)
hard and soft


flower goddess

Behind the scenes:

bts (shot by me) of the photographer, Martin B (ogmartino)

We had a fun time on the shoot, especially since it was with my best friends. We shot in the same area where I shot my Cropped Polo.  I did learn for next time to make sure that I have shots without jackets on and I should have more shots where just 2 or 3 of them are in it.

me, hard at work
girl squad, me and the girls

Featured image: Left to Right

The first look:
Vintage Mens Guess Jeans – Hand-me-down
Orange Vintage Fila Shirt – Thrifted
Mesh Hoodie – Zara
Boots – UO

The Second look:
Camo Jacket – Thrifted
Mesh Robe – Thrifted
Yellow RL Tank – Hand-me-down
Adidas Track Pants – Hand – me – down
Heels – Rue 21

The Third look:
Floral Shirt – Hand-me-down
Banana Republic Velvet Jumpsuit – Hand-me-down
Reversible Nautica Puffer – Thrifted
Air Force 1s – Nike

The Fourth Look:
Corduroy Jacket – Thrifted
Jumpsuit – the mall
Stan Smiths – Adidas

My Look:
Cropped Cream Sweater – Thrifted
Black Coat – Hand-me-down
Bandana – Madewell
Air Max – Nike
Blue Track Pants – Thrifted


ps. I taught myself how to make my own patterns. Now I can call myself a self-taught designer 😉 Keep a eye out on @lovelaurblog to see it before it hits the site.

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