Casual chic is a look that never goes out of style. Casual chic can have different interpretations, but it generally means creating outfits by mixing everyday pieces with formal ones. This blending of pieces creates an effortless look that’s still polished enough to wear to a number of different places and events without being too dressy. If you’re looking for help when it comes to putting together the perfect casual chic outfit for women, we’ve got you covered!
understanding the elements of a casual chic outfit
Building a capsule wardrobe to create an array of casual chic outfits is easier than you might think as long as you invest in a few key pieces. This outfit is all about combining elegant pieces with casual ones to put together an easy look that’s still refined. Some elements that are key players in a casual chic wardrobe are:
- A blazer
- A white button-down shirt
- White sneakers
- Denim jacket
- Accessories: sunglasses, structured bag, layering jewelry
- A pair of pumps
- Sweater and/or cardigan
Owning a few key pieces like these can help you to build countless outfits by trying out new combinations that are all the perfect balance of elegance and ease.
tips for creating a casual chic outfit
Casual chic is all about mixing and matching, and cabi’s entire Collection is made to do just that. All of our pieces are thoughtfully designed so they’re versatile and can be worn in many different ways, which means you get more bang and style for your buck. When choosing pieces, keep several things in mind, such as prints, textures, materials, and colors. Make sure you’re picking out a nice selection of both bold and neutral pieces so they can be styled over and over again.
Of course, no look is complete without the right accessories! A casual chic outfit gives you a lot of freedom to play around with accessories, including jewelry, bags, sunglasses, and hats. Here, again, balance is key. Since you want to look polished, you don’t want to go too heavy or too light on the accessories. Adding a couple of key pieces will help your outfit look both neat and simple.
outfit ideas for a casual chic look
Here are five fabulous casual chic outfits for women that are easy to put together and great for a stylish, everyday look.
outfit #1: white button-down shirt and jeans
A classic white button-down will never go out of style due to its versatility and simple, neat look. You can pair it with your favorite jeans in any cut or wash and then style it with a pair of heels, booties, or loafers for a complete look. A hat and a bag are the perfect accessories for this outfit.
outfit #2: black blazer and T-shirt dress
This outfit is the perfect example of casual chic: the blazer is sharp and chic while the T-shirt dress keeps the look grounded. You can play around with footwear, but a pair of white sneakers is a great choice. Add sunglasses and you’re all set!
outfit #3: midi skirt and sweater
Perfect for fall or spring, a midi skirt/sweater combo is always a good look. The key here is to choose a sweater that isn’t too chunky and that you can tuck or French tuck into the skirt. As for the skirt, look for one that’s roomy enough at the waistband for tucking. Add a bag and booties to complete the outfit.
outfit #4: jumpsuit and heels
Perfect for any event, like a wedding, party, or work event, a jumpsuit and heels are sophisticated without feeling stuffy. If your jumpsuit is all one color, why not add in a pair of heels with a fun color or print to shake things up? Don’t forget to layer on the jewelry, too!
outfit #5: denim jacket and culottes
Culottes and a denim jacket go hand in hand to create a fun look perfect for the warmer months. With a white top, feel free to play around with color when it comes to the culottes. As for footwear, a pair of fresh white sneakers or a pair of cute sandals both go great with this outfit.
how to style hair and makeup for a casual chic look
Now that you’ve got the clothing narrowed down, it’s time to think about how to style your hair and makeup for your casual chic outfit. Keep things easy by wearing your hair down or simply pulled back away from your face in a low ponytail or braid. Your hair doesn’t need to be fancy or else the look will lose its effortlessness. A messy bun could also work depending on the outfit, but save the styling tools and intricate styles for more formal occasions.
When it comes to makeup, less is more here, too. Bold or overdone makeup can push the look too far from casual, so go for some mascara and eyeliner to make your eyes pop and a nice gloss for your lips. This look is all about being easy and effortless, so there’s no need to spend too much time on makeup to achieve it.
dos and don’ts of casual chic style
The dos of casual chic are easy: keep it fun and simple! Have fun playing around with different combinations and styling your outfits with a variety of accessories. If you’re feeling dressier, go for accessories that reflect that. Let your personal style shine through in the pieces you wear so you feel true to yourself.
Don’t let trends dictate what you wear. While adding new pieces to your wardrobe is fun, don’t wear something just because it’s popular if you don’t like it. Remember, this look is casual but polished, so don’t worry about looking too formal or informal. Play with the outfit to achieve the balance you want.
casual chic with cabi
Independent cabi Stylists have their fingers on the pulse of all things fashion and can’t wait to share their expertise with you. When you shop at cabi, your Stylist will get to know more about you and your fashion sense so she can make personal recommendations for you when it comes to pieces that you’ll love. Our pieces are all made to mix and match, so you and your Stylist will have no trouble putting together the perfect casual chic outfit. Start shopping at cabi now to find out how!