HOW TO MASTER CASUAL CHIC

HOW TO MASTER CASUAL CHIC

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HOW TO MASTER CASUAL CHIC

Happy Sunday everyone!

Weekend is the highly anticipated time when we can relax and enjoy spending time with our friends and family. After wearing smart attire all week it’s nice to dress down and wear comfortable clothes but we still want to look stylish. Do we always have to choose between comfort and style? Not at all! So how to achieve this effortless yet stylish look? My recipe is as follows!

How to master casual chic

  • The easiest way to create a base for a casual chic look is to use one smart item which you wear to work, like a blazer or a shirt, and combine it with some casual pieces.
  • Remember that casual outfits are meant to be comfortable. You are not going to look good if you don’t feel comfortable in your outfit. Make sure your clothes are made of fabrics which feel pleasant on your skin (e.g. cotton, linen, silk) and they are not too tight. Go for flat shoes.
  • Make it fun! Mix and match different styles, patterns, fabrics and colours; avoid wearing just one style head-to-toe as your outfit will look plain.
  • Accessorise – a scarf, necklace, bracelet, earrings or sunglasses will add the chic factor to your casual look. Don’t go over the top with your accessories though, one statement piece is enough.
  • Make sure your hair looks great as it’s your most valuable accessory. If you ran out of time to style it properly, use dry shampoo and put your hair up in a ponytail.
  • Go for natural makeup – forget priming, contouring, blending and eye shadows; a light foundation, mascara and lipstick will suffice.

Here are some basic examples of pieces that you can mix and match to achieve the casual chic look:

Printed T-shirt

My favourite type are vintage-inspired rocker tees, they have been in fashion for a while now and they still rock! I love this Pink Floyd tee from MadeWorn, it’s so fun and classy at the same time!

GLORY OF THE SNOW - HOW TO MASTER CASUAL CHIC - Pink Floyd Glitter Tee

Madeworn Pink Floyd Glitter Tee

Jeans

I like light blue, high waist, straight leg and slightly distressed jeans like the ones below however you should choose whatever style you feel most comfortable in.

GLORY OF THE SNOW - HOW TO MASTER CASUAL CHIC - distressed high-rise straight-leg jeans

RE/DONE Grunge distressed high-rise straight-leg jeans

Blazer

You can re-use the blazers you wear for work and pair them with your more casual pieces to create the perfect casual chic look! I am obsessed with the below checked blazer from H&M, I have already styled it in my head in so many different ways!

GLORY OF THE SNOW - HOW TO MASTER CASUAL CHIC - Double-breasted jacket

H&M Double-breasted jacket

Biker jacket

A leather biker jacket is a must-have piece for any fashionista! The below piece is by Isabel Marant but you can find less expensive alternatives in most high street stores.

GLORY OF THE SNOW - HOW TO MASTER CASUAL CHIC - leather biker jacket

ISABEL MARANT Bowie leather biker jacket

Dress

Light and floral dresses are a great base for a casual look.

GLORY OF THE SNOW - HOW TO MASTER CASUAL CHIC - DITSY TEA DRESS

OASIS DITSY TEA DRESS

White shirt

Utilise your work shirts and pair them with some fun casual pieces.

GLORY OF THE SNOW - HOW TO MASTER CASUAL CHIC - White Cotton Shirt

Jigsaw White Cotton Shirt

Flat shoes

There is a lot to choose from – sneakers, biker boots, cute sandals etc.

GLORY OF THE SNOW - HOW TO MASTER CASUAL CHIC - studded red suede ankle boots

GIVENCHY Studded suede ankle boots

Accessories

They can completely transform your look and add the chic factor to the most casual outfit. I am obsessed with these tassel earrings and have already ordered them!

GLORY OF THE SNOW - HOW TO MASTER CASUAL CHIC - Tassels pendant earrings

MANGO Tassels pendant earrings

 

And here are two examples of causal chic looks I would put together using the above pieces:

GLORY OF THE SNOW - HOW TO MASTER CASUAL CHIC - LOOK 1

 

GLORY OF THE SNOW - HOW TO MASTER CASUAL CHIC - LOOK 2

 

I have picked more items for you that can be mixed and matched to create some fabulous casual chic looks!

 

You can also check out my casual chic look here: CASUAL.

Can’t wait to read your comments!

Magda

xoxo

 

This is a sponsored post however all opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.

 

42 Responses

  1. Hannah
    | Reply

    Some useful tips. I love the fact that a simple white shirt can be so versatile.😊

    • Magda
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      Thanks Hannah! 🙂

  2. Sarah
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    Thank you for this. I’ve never been able to pull off casual chic, I always just look … scruffy! Lol

    • Magda
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      Haha you are welcome Sarah, thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  3. Alexandra
    | Reply

    Great post!
    Tell me, what is your favorite style tip?

    Cheers,
    Alexandra| 2018 Spring Trend: Office Outfit Ideas

    • Magda
      | Reply

      Thanks Alexandra! My number one style tip is to to always dress for your body shape and to go size up rather then size down as there is nothing worse than outfit that is too small.

  4. Michaela
    | Reply

    Cute! But not really my style at all.

    • Magda
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      Thanks for stopping by Michaela!

  5. rachel
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    Love your tips on casual chic! I love wearing vintage band t-shirts!

    Cyber Mermaids | Alternative beauty, fashion and lifestyle blog

    • Magda
      | Reply

      Thanks Rachel, me too!

  6. ANGELEBABY
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    i love this!! re/done jeans are such a dream
    xx
    http://www.angelebaby.com

    • Magda
      | Reply

      Thanks Rachel, I love them too! xx

  7. Elisa
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    Love the idea of wearing a blazer for a chic weekend look!

    xx Elisa
    http://twosunnyinla.com/

    • Magda
      | Reply

      Thanks for stopping by Elisa! Blazers are the best, they are so versatile! xx

  8. Rach
    | Reply

    These are great tips to mast casual chic! Love the idea of adding a blazer!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

    • Magda
      | Reply

      Thanks Rach!

  9. Laura Mitbrodt
    | Reply

    These are such good ideas, I love the idea of pairing a blazer and glam earrings
    I also love the T-Shirt
    xo
    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

    • Magda
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      Thanks Laura! xo

  10. caroline
    | Reply

    Loving the picks babe, those red booties are amazing !

    http://www.pardonmyobsession.com/

    • Magda
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      Thanks Caroline, I love them too!

  11. Tom
    | Reply

    Good idea for a new look
    Lovely boots

    • Magda
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      Thanks Tom!

  12. Lily I Benstrends
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    Hi Magda,

    Love your tips on how to master casual chic. Very handy advice — easy-to-do and very helpful for women always on the go but still has to look presentable for work. Great suggestions on the mix and match outfits too. Thank you.

    • Magda
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      Thanks Lily!

  13. Jaz
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    I absolutely love the H&M blazer and Oasis tea dress 🙂 Such fab items for a smart casual look and I love the way you’ve styled them. I love the whole smart casual look as it’s so versatile for so many occasions and ideal for work to evening wear too.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Jaz xoxo
    http://www.thelifeofasocialbutterfly.co.uk

    • Magda
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      Thanks Jazz! xo

  14. Rachel
    | Reply

    Such a great tips! Thanks for sharing!

    http://chicglamstyle.com

    • Magda
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      Thanks Rachel!

  15. Meghan
    | Reply

    Love these tips! Mixing and matching casual and chic together makes for the perfect look!

    Meghan
    https://pictureitpretty.com

    • Magda
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      Thanks Meghan!

  16. Cris
    | Reply

    Perfect. Love this post. xoxo Cris
    http://photosbycris.blogspot.com.au/2018/01/my-summer-holidays-with-zaful.html

    • Magda
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      Thanks Cris! xo

  17. Jessica
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    These are gorgeous picks dear. I absolutely love that red studded suede ankle booties. Such a gorgeous pair!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • Magda
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      They are gorgeous, aren’t they? Thanks for stopping by Jessica! 🙂

  18. Zorica
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    Great post.
    xx
    https://theonethattravels.wordpress.com/

    • Magda
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      Thanks Zorica!

  19. Kristina
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    Great post! I completely agree with you about the biker jacket. I think I own more than 5. Such a staple for me 🙂

    XX- Kristina | http://afairytaleofmyown.com

    • Magda
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      Thanks Kristina! 🙂

  20. Niharika
    | Reply

    Love this way of styling…but have never been confident of pulling it off.
    Great tips…totally agree about the accessories.

    Filigratti

    • Magda
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      Thanks Niharika!

  21. Jenny
    | Reply

    Never thought of adding a blazer! Great tips

    • Magda
      | Reply

      Thanks Jenny!

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