You don’t have to dress up as much as possible all of the time to make an impression. Not only does this take a lot longer to perfectly style yourself, sometimes you just want comfort over anything else. These days however, you can still make an impression when dressing casually just as much as you can when dressing up. These casual style tips might help you along the way.
Don’t Forget Your Sunglasses
Sunglasses are one item that can make a casual outfit look so much more chic and put together. You can use any sunglasses that you like and think suit you. Don’t worry about wearing them when it isn’t summer, either. So many people think that they shouldn’t wear them, but it can get bright even in cooler weather. Plus, it’s always a good idea to protect your eyes and the sensitive skin around them no matter what.
Choose Your Shoes Carefully
Your shoes are another crucial element of a great outfit. When your shoes are great, you don’t need to worry about how old your jeans and top are. Your shoes don’t have to be heels. In fact, it’s probably better that they’re not if you’re trying to emulate a casual look. Why not go for a lovely pair of ballet flats, or even a pair of biker boots? Quality shoes will look so much better than cheap shoes and really set off your casual look.
Choose An Awesome Bag
Along with your shoes and sunglasse, an awesome bag will just top off your look. You could be wearing the plainest of jeans and t-shirts, but with sunglasses, shoes, and an amazing bag, your look is going to make an impression! A black bucket bag could be a good choice if you want something good looking and safe to keep your essentials. However, you have so much choice. Backpacks are big news, as is just about anything with tassels. It’s a good idea to make sure your bag incorporates texture into your outfit, as this will add interest and stop it from looking dull!
Don’t Forget Your Jewelry
Make sure you don’t forget your jewelry either. Even if you just pop on a simple necklace or ring, it’s going to add to your look and make your whole outfit appear more thought out. Jewelry adds interest and style, and can also give a few clues about your personality. It’s a good idea to have a nice ring, some simple earrings and a simple necklace that you can wear with your casual outfits. Bear in mind that a statement necklace worn with a plain, casual outfit can also make all the difference, if you want to add even more interest to your look!
Neutral Colors Always Work
If you’re wondering what kind of color scheme you should be using for your casual style, there are no hard and fast rules. However, neutral colors always work. A pair of white jeans with a white t-shirt and a beige or brown blazer will look amazing, especially during summer time. You can also mix neutrals with one bright color, if you want to stand out a little. It’s a good idea to buy the basics in neutral colors so you can get as much wear out of them as possible.
Incorporate a Print Or Bright Color
If you want to make sure you don’t look dull, then incorporate a print or bright color. This could be in any way you like, from your jacket to your jeans. Get creative. As long as you’re comfortable, you will still make an impression with your casual outfit.
Layering Is Key
Layering is key to getting casual style right. Think of different ways you can layer up your favorite basics to make different looks. For example, how about cable knit sweaters over plain shirts? Have your collar out, and shirt untucked for an even more casual, comfortable vibe. You can also try the classic blazer, leggings, tank top and ballet pumps combo. You will be super comfortable, and you’ll still look put together and chic. What more could you want? If you need further inspo, you can’t go wrong with Pinterest.
Dressing up all the time can get boring after a while. That’s why it’s good to mix it up with casual style too. Dressing casually is perfect for visits to friends and loved ones, coffee dates, and shopping trips. You’ll never feel dull or dowdy again in a casual outfit with these tips.
Enjoy, and make sure you put your own personality into your looks too!