Let's face it: there are some days when all you want to do is throw on a t-shirt and jeans and head out the door.
Everything in moderation as the saying goes, which means that life isn’t all about fancy evening gowns and pressed jumpsuits (although they are great too, of course!).
While there’s definitely a time and place for casual dressing, that isn’t an excuse to dress sloppily, either. With the right tips, you can make even the most basic outfit look 10 times more sophisticated than an evening gown! Here are some top tips on how to elevate your casual wardrobe.
Injecting some personality into your clothes
As seen in our previous post entitled A Chic Tee Later!, one of the joys of casual dressing is that there are lots of statement tees to choose from. Confidence is truly one of the keys to unlocking a casual outfit, and a quick way to feel confident is to wear something you love. This rule can apply to every inch of how you dress. If you’re someone who prefers to actually wear some small heels as part of your casual outfit, reach for these Nine West kitten heels to get you through the day. Keeping your personality as the guiding principle allows you to move away from the sloppy territory.
Enhance your silhouette
Enhancing your silhouette easily turns a simple outfit into a stunning one. You can take Woman Within’s cosy flannel shirt and tie it around your waist, or button it up and tuck it into your favourite pair of jeans. Even with something as basic as a comfortable flannel shirt, it only takes a bit of creativity to elevate your look. In fact, you can even swap out your jacket for a flannel shirt and tie the ends! Enhancing your silhouette also makes your outfit uniquely yours, even if you might be wearing an on-trend item that every other woman has in her closet.
Make sure it is fitted where it 's meant to be fitted
The devil is in the details when it comes to crossing the line between casual and sloppy. Take a pair of jeans as an example: they’re a closet staple that everyone has, but a tailored cut versus a pair that’s even a few inches too long makes all the difference. The Huffington Post’s style guide to comfy trousers lists picks that all hit just above the ankle, which is a general rule to abide by when choosing flattering trousers. You should make sure that each of your wardrobe items fit perfectly to your body’s proportions. The oversized look may be on-trend, but there’s definitely a limit! If you really want to wear your oversized jumper, just remember to balance out the look with some straight-leg trousers or leggings.
All in all, there's nothing wrong with keeping things casual every now and again. Just remember to keep it figure-flattering and inject some of your personal style, and you’re good to go!
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