Have you seen the meme where the dress code for an event is meant to be casual but there’s that extra friend that comes in thigh high boots and a faux fur coat? That’s me. Even when I try my darndest to look casual my looks never seem to be….casual.
I am a firm believer in looking presentable at all times. I am not well versed in dressing casually but I am definitely confident in my ability to dress up.
Casual merely translates as relaxed and informal. It does not mean you need to look like a bum. (Save the ratty sleeves and discolored items for home!) Put your best foot forward and place intention behind your casual looks!
Casual Look Quick Tips:
Choose comfort with a polished finish. Ex. Non-sweat material jogger pants
Choose a well-fitting top.
Layer and add a jacket.
Regularly replace your casual items.
Wear a sturdy and stylish casual shoe.
For this look, I utilized the use of accessories and wore a sturdy and stylish casual shoe. Motorcycle booties have been a wardrobe staple for me for a few years. They are chic and effortlessly elevate a simple look. I added the fishnet socks to add personality to the look and the belt to tie in the black (and hold up my jeans). The glasses help to emphasize the laid-back mood. Lastly, the cropped Oxford shirt is not well-fitting but the stiff collar brings a tailored edge to the easygoing top.
This ensemble may not be casual to some, but I was extremely comfortable and didn’t feel the need to be prim and proper. This is my goal when dressing casually, so I’d say this look was a success. Again, casual means relaxed and informal. The expression of this definition will be different for everyone. Just remember to bring polish to your look.
Details: Cropped Oxford (Ralph Lauren in style Blake)//Distressed Jeans (Old Navy)//Fishnet Socks (La Senza)//Belt (Gifted)//Glasses (ZeroUV)//Motorcycle Booties (Topshop)