Friday, November 12, 2010

Casual Fridays

A friend of mine made the point that she feels like she knows how to dress professionally for when she goes to work everyday, and formally for nice events, and then at the opposite end of the spectrum she feels comfortable in yoga pants and a sweatshirt. She feels as if she doesn't know how to look good while dressing "casually." Casual dressing just doesn't come naturally to her. Since most people work nine-to-five jobs, they wear professional dress Monday through Friday, so casual clothes are more associated with weekend dressing. Therefore, inspired by my good friend, I am going to start the Casual Friday series. Every Friday I will post a cute way to look casual, just in time for the weekend! Here is the first installment...

A way to look casual and cute is instead of wearing just an old tee shirt, get something that has a little something extra. Don't make the material fancy, like silk, but get something with ruffles, a fun print like on-trend leopard, or just like this one: an asymmetrical hem and long sleeves. I can't recommend scarves more highly - they are a great way to add some layering, a print, or a pop of color to an outfit. If you wear a top in a print, pick a solid scarf, and vice versa. So pair this trapeze top with distressed skinny jeans, a printed eternity scarf, flats or Rainbows, aviators, and a quilted chain bag. Casual success!