Style is a lot more vital than a lot of people understand. The fact is that when you look good, you feel good, and when you feel good, your confidence soars. Whether you are traveling the world or managing a small business from the comfort of your own home, style is paramount to success. How you look and what you wear has an impact on your success, whether you realize it or not.
The being said, knowing how to combine casual style with sophistication and elegance is not always an easy task. However, just because it’s not necessarily easy to do, that doesn’t mean it is impossible to get it right. By taking note of the style suggestions below, you can nail casual style for successful women, ensuring that wherever you go, your look impresses.
Dress for the occasion
Don’t make the mistake of having one statement casual look that you stick to whatever the occasion. Instead, dress for each individual occasion. There isn’t just one casual look that works, there are multiple ones, and it’s important to realize that. Always dress for each individual occasion, to ensure that your outfit is spot on. For example, for a day out with the girls, teaming black, ripped skinny jeans with a tucked in slogan t-shirt and a pair of Havaianas from The Iconic, could create the ideal casual look. However, for a lunch date, this look is far from ideal, instead teaming a pair of high waisted skinny jeans with a tucked in shirt, kimono-style cardigan, and a pair of peep toe flats would work well.
Go smart on top or bottom
When in doubt about whether your look is too casual, the answer is simple; go smart on top or bottom. Keep one element of your outfit casual and another a little smarter. This could mean teaming a pair of black, skinny jeans with a plain t-shirt and topping with a blazer and perhaps a statement piece of jewelry. Or it could mean wearing tailored mom-style trousers with a tucked in fine knit jumper and a pair of plain trainers. Whenever an outfit feels too casual, swap one item for something a little smarter.
Opt for black jeans over blue
If there is a choice between blue and black jeans, always choose black jeans. Ripped or not, black jeans always look smarter and more sophisticated than blue jeans, making them ideal for creating an elegant and stylish casual look. For a look that is both casual and effortlessly smart and stylish, always opt for skinny (or slim fit) jeans, avoid wearing mom jeans as these are just too casual. Don’t pick jeans that are too skin tight – aka pipe cleaner jeans – as these can look like leggings or jeggings, keep it classy with skinny or slim fit styles.
It’s all in the details
When it comes to style, it’s all in the details. Sure, the garments that you choose to combine to create an outfit are vital, but it is the details – aka the accessories – that make all the difference to the look and feel of an outfit. It’s amazing how selecting a few well thought out pieces can have such a huge impact on the vibe that an outfit creates. Whether it’s a statement piece of jewelry or a more subtle piece, a clutch bag that stands out or a simple leather design, a watch that is beautifully eye-catching or a simple yet elegant design, it doesn’t matter. The fact is that when it comes to completing any look, it’s all in the details.
Nail your hair and makeup
Accessories aside, makeup and hair are also just as vital when it comes to creating a casual look that you love. The fact is that putting your hair into a smart, stylish do, or making up your face with a fresh, pretty makeup look can bring your whole outfit together. When you are well presented, it adds that extra touch of elegance to a look, which is why hair and makeup are just as vital, if not more so, as choosing the right accessories.
There you have it, the ultimate guide to casual style for successful women. Far too many people make the mistake of thinking that casual style means dressing in any old outfit, regardless of how stylish or elegant it is. However, that isn’t the case – casual fashion is more relaxed than other styles, but a look always needs to be elegant and well put together despite being more casual.