3 Tips for Casual Chic Simplicity

3 Tips for Casual Chic Simplicity

Velvet Blouse + Distressed Denim

(Photography by Natalie.S.Miller Photography)

Velvet Blouse: Shein c/o | Denim: JCrew(old) Similar here and here | Leopard Clutch: Nordstrom (Similar and less expensive here | Gold Fringe Necklace: My Stella and Dot | Leopard Pumps: Shop similar here and here | Leopard Watch: My Stella and Dot | Engraved Bracelet Set: Taudrey c/o | Crossover Ring: Baublebar | Earrings: My Stella and Dot | Sunnies: Nordstrom(similar here and here)

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Stella and Dot Fringe Necklace

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Nothing beats a great effortless look in my opinion! Looking pulled together and fabulously chic doesn’t always have to mean a little black dress and your pearls(although that’s an A+ look!). In fact, my very favorite looks to put together are polished casual ones that don’t look like they’re ‘trying too hard’, if you know what I mean.

For me, dressing “casual chic” means layering up the most comfy, basic pieces in your closet and jazzing them up in various ways with maybe one really on-trend piece to add that little style exclamation mark, if you will!

And if you’re into acronyms at all, here’s the one I live by when it comes to getting dressed.

KISS

Keep It Simple and Stylish.

In short(er), don’t overthink it!

So, here are 3 of my favorite go-to tips for achieving great Casual Chic style:

 

1. Accessorize, Accessorize, Accessorize

Focus on adding some fun accessories..hats, scarves, belts, statement sunglasses, etc. They really do make quite a difference and can seriously elevate an otherwise plain look. (There is a difference between simple chic and looking plain, ladies. Accessories often times are the ingredient that really brings a look to life.)

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How to Style a Leopard Clutch

Velvet Top Long Sleeve

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2. Jewelry is King!

Unless you’re headed to the gym, I think even the casual-est of outfits could benefit from some pretty jewels. Because “Simple Chic” focuses on keeping most of your wardrobe pieces more basic, I love adding some funky or statement jewelry to give some interest, texture and bling, of course. A little sparkle is always a great idea.

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Leopard Pumps + Distressed Denim

Gold Fringe Necklace

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3. Invest in some great closet neutrals

Having basic pieces that can be mixed and matched, accessorized and layered is so key for pulling off a casual chic look. These carefully chosen closet staples will really enable you to combine them all in lots of different ways, adding glam, preppy, boho, or rock details to suit your mood on any given day. Some days I feel preppy, while other days I’m ALL about the glam. That’s the beauty and why I love investing in great, timeless basics!

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Boyfriend jeans ripped

Leopard watch Stella and Dot

Velvet Blouse: Shein c/o | Denim: JCrew(old) Similar here and here | Leopard Clutch: Nordstrom (Similar and less expensive here | Gold Fringe Necklace: My Stella and Dot | Leopard Pumps: Shop similar here and here | Leopard Watch: My Stella and Dot | Engraved Bracelet Set: Taudrey c/o | Crossover Ring: Baublebar | Earrings: My Stella and Dot | Sunnies: Nordstrom(similar here and here)

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