Many women have a very casual, sporty style in their teens (they usually wear jeans, t-shirts and sneakers) – simple and comfortable. When they’re no longer teenagers and/or start to work, they want to change the way they dress, but they don’t identify with the classic style.
Is this you?
If it is, don’t worry, help is on the way 😉 It’s really easy to have a more chic, sophisticated, elegant style, and keep wearing the casual pieces you love so much (and that’s great because I also love casual pieces).
The problem is that jeans, sneakers, t-shirts, cargo pants, and so on, are sporty/casual pieces and when you only wear those kind of pieces you get a style that is… too casual! It’s great for teenagers or a weekend but it’s not appropriate for all occasions or for the office.
What’s the solution?
Very simple. You like casual pieces. You want to look more chic. You need the casual chic style. To recreate it you have to combine your casual pieces with other classic or sophisticated items.
How to Recreate a Casual-Chic Look!?
Follow two steps:
1. Choose 1 or 2 casual (or sporty) pieces to wear
Sporty Pieces: sneakers, t-shirts, track pants, any piece associated with sports, etc.
Casual Pieces: denim jeans, denim shorts, any denim piece, leggings, cargo pants, large and relaxed pieces (tops, knits), dresses in a casual fabric like cotton, flat shoes and combat boots, etc.
2. Combine with sophisticated or classic pieces / accessories
Classic Pieces: blazer, leather jacket, pencil skirt, straight classic pants, shirts, classic dresses (like a shirt dress), classic shoes (loafers, pumps, flat sandals, ankle boots), etc.
Sophisticated Pieces: any piece in a more chic fabric (silk, fur, …), pieces with a sophisticated or fashionable style (asymmetric, peplum), sophisticated shoes (high-heels, stilettos or embellished sandals, thigh high boots), structured jackets and blazers, co-ords.
Accessories: structured handbags, dainty or statement earrings, stacked rings or bracelets, watch, dainty necklaces or statement necklace, sunglasses, leather belts, etc.
I went for sneakers and denim shorts for my sporty casual pieces and added this lovely WHITE CHIFFON SHIRT that is a more classic piece, added all gold accessories - dainty layered necklaces, my Tommy Hilfiger watch, some classic sunglasses and vintage leather belt.