Casual Chic Style
Elegance is attitude. And casual chic is all about comfort with a pinch of sophistication. Choose high-end basics, and by mixing and matching them (and accessorizing) you will have the casual chic wardrobe that will show off your personal style. What is more, you will not only look and feel good, but you will also be comfortable.
Casual chic is a combination of practicality and trendiness – you mix an informal item with a dressy one. Here are some ideas on what to include in your wardrobe to achieve the casual chic:
We mention the blazer a lot, but there is a very good reason for it – it simply is a must-have in your wardrobe. We have said this time and time again – the blazer is one of the easiest ways to elevate your outfit from ‘everyday’ to ‘smart’.
A feminine blouse
It will uplift and complement your look by adding a touch of elegance.
Outfit ideas: wear it with your jeans, leather jacket and flats. You can swap the flats for stilettos for a dressier look.
One might think that tailored trousers are explicitly reserved for meetings with a stricter dress code. Well, no. Tailored trousers are great for the office but you can also wear them with your sneakers when meeting friends - you are sure to get lots of compliments.
Outfit ideas: if the trousers are ankle length you can wear them with your white tee and sneakers for an everyday look. To smarten the outfit up swap the sneakers for flats and add a blazer.
Jeans are the must-have item of clothing when it comes to casual chic. You can be as casual or as chic as you like when it comes to mixing and matching with jeans.
Outfit ideas: Opt for the style of jeans that suits you best and then pair them with a simple white tee and a relaxed blazer. You can also add a chunky belt and a pair of stilettos or flats. If you want to dress it down go for a cardigan instead of the blazer and sneakers.
Remember to accessorize with simple jewellery and a cute handbag to complete the casual chic and jeans look.
The denim jacket is casual chic at its finest. It is perfect for layering, so why not try wearing it with cropped trousers and a tucked in feminine blouse in a light colour. Finish the outfit with fancy flats and a clutch bag.
Sweater or Cardigan
A chunky (or not so chunky) sweater or a feminine cardigan – a definite yes for your wardrobe if casual chic is the look you’re aiming for. These wardrobe staples are very easy to wear and style.
Outfit ideas: if the sweater isn’t too chunky you can tuck or French tuck it into your tailored trousers. Pair with some flats or stilettos for an effortless look. Put on your skinny jeans with a simple tee and the cardigan and finish the look with your sneakers or stilettos.
From our outfit ideas so far you can tell that the white sneakers would go great with any of them, depending on where you are going. They enhance the ‘casual’ in the casual chic style.
If you are looking for that elusive balance between sophistication and comfort then you are sure to achieve it now.