A dressing down: How to do casual
Posted on 28 October 2016
“I have always believed that fashion was not only to make women more beautiful, but also to reassure them, give them confidence.” — Yves Saint Laurent
Whether it’s a brunch date or casual Friday at the office, a relaxed look often works better than a fashion statement. Here at Revoir, we’re not complaining – dressing up might be fun, but dressing down is just so comfortable! Nothing tops the quiet confidence that comes from nailing the casual look, and that’s what real style is all about.
If you’re yet to master casual-chic, these classic pieces make a great foundation for your next outfit.
White Tee & Jeans
For ultimate style and comfort, you can’t go past a white tee with jeans. It’s a staple in every girl’s closet that works for most casual occasions.
To pull off this look with flair, opt for an interesting variation on the white tee – whether it’s a crossed back or mesh inserts, it should reflect your personal style. Pull on a pair of fitted denim jeans that flatter your silhouette, and you’re ready to go! This look can take you from brunch to the bar, especially if you have a pair of nude heels for the evening, and a tailored blazer to lift your whole look.
Styled correctly, shorts are a sartorial success – and they can be an incredibly chic casual option.
To maximize comfort, steer away from shorts that are a little too short. Black and tailored options are staples to have, while white works well with a summery outfit. If the shorts are tight, pair them with a loose top; and if they are loose or longer than usual, a tighter tank top works fabulously. Add in a pair of killer flats, like these ones from Christian Louboutin, and people will be envying your effortless style!
Dote on a Tote
A clutch can look overly dressy during the day, while a handbag can become a hassle to carry. If you’re dressing casually, complement your outfit with a structured tote instead. Whether it’s black or provides a pop of color, it will pull your whole look together – and you’ll be able to put everything in them, since they tend to have a lot of space!