I'm not sure if lowering springs with stocks struts give a good result.
Generally, they don't give good results, but that really depends on exactly what results you are looking for.
If you just want the looks, and aren't so concerned with the handling, then it may be an acceptable path. If handling is a priority for you, then a good set of shocks/struts should be your starting point, and build from there.
There are plenty of options between lowering springs/stock shocks/struts and coilovers, so not really sure why you're focused on those two extremes.