Who said fashion has to be expensive to look good? Buying key wardrobe pieces that you can mix and match to create a capsule wardrobe is an easy way to save money and still put together great outfits. These budget-friendly casual outfits for women tick all the boxes when it comes to feeling chic without breaking the bank.
outfit #1: T-shirt and jeans
A classic T-shirt and jeans combo is the ultimate budget friendly casual outfit. You can wear this simple combo just about anywhere thanks to its versatility. Looking for a quick outfit for work? Try slim jeans, a white tee, and a blazer with some cute accessories. A picnic in the park? Boyfriend jeans and your favorite ringer tee fit the bill. Not only that, this outfit is so comfy, you’ll want to keep wearing it on repeat as much as possible.
outfit #2: printed maxi dress
Printed maxi dresses are a summer staple, but you can actually wear them almost anytime with the right accessories, like a cropped jacket and boots. Maxi dresses are flowy, comfortable, and look great on everyone. Not only that, they come in so many prints and colors, you can find the ones that help you best express yourself through fashion. In the summer, a printed maxi dress with some strappy sandals and a cute bag is a great look for any backyard party or barbecue.
outfit #3: denim shorts and tank top
During the hot summer months, there’s no easier way to look and feel cool than in denim shorts and a tank top. Just like with jeans and a tee, this combination is very versatile and can be dressed up or down depending on your accessories. A pair of jean shorts and a tank top is perfect for a number of summer events, like a day at the beach or a fun music festival.
outfit #4: graphic tee and skirt
A way to look effortlessly cool is by pairing a graphic tee with a skirt of any length. To pull this off, it’s all about balancing the colors and prints. If your tee is rather neutral, don’t be afraid to pair it with a colorful skirt. If the tee has a lot going on, stick with a monochromatic skirt that won’t clash. For a casual lunch or coffee date, all you need is a pair of sunglasses, sneakers, and a shoulder bag to complete the look. If it’s a bit chilly, throw a moto jacket over your graphic tee for a chic touch.
outfit #5: off-the-shoulder top and wide-leg pants
Wide-leg pants are back, baby! For a while, it was all about super skinny cuts, but comfy, wide-leg trousers in all kinds of colors are here and serve as the perfect complement to an off-the-shoulder top. This combination looks neat and put-together enough for work or school but is still casual enough for brunch with the girls. This outfit works well with either wedge sandals or heels to keep the pants from dragging on the ground. Finish off the look with a crossbody bag and casual jewelry for some flair.
outfit #6: floral blouse and skinny jeans
A floral top is a fun way to keep things fresh in any season. In the colder months, opt for darker tones, and in the warmer months, lean into bright colors. A flowy blouse either with or without sleeves is normally quite loose on top, so balancing the outfit out with a pair of skinny jeans is a good match. Denim jeans work great, but you can play around with colors depending on the season. White skinny jeans look great for spring, while dark blue or black are perfect for fall. This look can easily go from the office to an after-work drink due to its effortless chicness.
outfit #7: chambray shirt and shorts
If you’re trying to find the right look for in-between weather, a chambray shirt with a cute pair of shorts fits the bill. Light and breathable, this top provides enough coverage for warm days but won’t make you feel too hot, especially if you push up the sleeves. Chambrays are usually blue, so pairing them with either black or white shorts looks great. All you need is a tote and a pair of sneakers, and you’re all set for a day out on the town!
outfit #8: cropped sweater and high-waisted jeans
Cropped tops aren’t just for warm weather anymore. A cropped sweater is perfect for chilly weather and pairs beautifully with high-waisted jeans that give you a little coverage and help keep you warm. High-waisted jeans elongate your legs and can provide a slimming effect as an added bonus. Sweaters can sometimes look bulky or baggy, so these two items really balance each other out. For a casual date night or even running errands, all you need is a pair of pumps and a handbag to finish off the look.
outfit #9: linen pants and tank top
Want to look easy-breezy this summer? An effortless outfit idea to try is a pair of linen pants with a tank top, both of which give off Mediterranean vacation vibes. Both items pair well with neutral or light colors that keep the outfit neat enough to wear to a meeting but casual enough to slip away for an afternoon cappuccino. Add sunglasses and sandals and, voilà! You’re all set for a casual afternoon lunch on a sunny terrace.
outfit #10: sleeveless blouse and midi skirt
Want another look that can easily go from the office to a dinner date? A sleeveless blouse and midi skirt is the perfect mix of elegance and style that doesn’t try too hard. Feel free to play around with colors and prints to show off your creativity and personal style. Add a pair of heeled sandals or wedges and a small bag to complete a look that can be both chic and casual.
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