Chicly Casual

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
















Photos by Erin Valentine 
[shirt: Gap, long cardi: Lucy, leggings: Madewell, scarf: The Loft, boots: Gomax, watch: Francesca's, dangle earrings: Francesca's, stud earrings: Juicy Couture, necklace: Piperlime]

The casual chic look can be hard to master - it's a delicate balance between comfort and style, and therefore appeals to our touch senses (comfortable to wear) as well as our visual senses (attractive to look at). I find that when I'm trying to be as comfortable as possible, I almost always reach for my trusty black leggings or a pair of yoga pants. 

Leggings however, are best for that chic look because they can easily be tucked into boots and they deliver a clean sleek line, rather than having a flair at the bottom. Leggings are a go-to for me and I almost always pair them with some kind of boot and a longer tunic type top (let's keep it classy). 

Layering accessories (scarves, cardigans, long earrings, necklaces, a wristful of bracelets, a headband, etc.) is an effortless way to add major style to a more relaxed outfit. Accessories especially standout against a casual ensemble and highlight the fact that you're still staying stylish even though you're not even wearing real pants. 

In order to hone the art of dressing casually chic, do not skimp on the accessories, and always remember that a fabulous pair of shoes goes a long way (boots are perfectly fashionable without being uncomfortable). 

45 comments:

  1. this is a very chick and casual look, totally love it <3

    xoxo, Mich

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  2. I love the pink sweater, really great pop of color. I also love the jewelry.

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  3. Very beautiful...love the pink :) great blog

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  4. Kat, you are gorgeous! You look like a model in these photos and you have the best hair I have ever seen, like ever! This outfit is perfectly casual chic, and I love the pop of pink the cardi adds. You look fantastic, as always!

    xo Ashley

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  5. You look pretty! Love your beautiful hair

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  6. Amazing outfit! Love it very much :)

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  7. You are really beautiful, love the pink sweater and your earrings!! Also your boots are cute!

    Kisses,

    Babi
    www.voguebuster.net

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  8. So pretty. Esp love the pink cardigan <3

    xx

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  9. neon pink is back! love this look and your hair is so omg! very pretty <3 <3

    i like your blog, would you like to follow each other maybe? it would be great! let me know and i'll definitely follow back.. stay in touch :)

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  10. Love that girly hot pink cardigan and leggings are always so comfy :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  11. Lovely necklace.

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  12. oo I love the hot pink!
    gorgeous outfit <3

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    xoxo

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  13. I love the pink cardi, such a pretty color on you!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  14. wow amazing blazer, in love with your necklaces!

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  15. love the cardigan

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  16. Love the pop of color with the black and white outfit :)
    Just found your blog, I'm your newest follower dear!
    Hope you can check out my blog and follow me back!
    xoxo

    Not a Fashion Affair

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  17. in love with the cardi! fantastic color!

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  18. Love your comfy yet so chic outfit! I adore your long pink cardigan. Loved what you said about leggings and wearing a longer tunic, not enough people follow that!!! You fabulously layered the look with that pretty scarf too!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  19. Great Blog!

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  20. Combination of pink and grey always looks awesome. You look perfect in such neon pink! Amazing jewelry.

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  21. You look so amazing! I'm loving your hot pink cardi so much! Such a fabulous ensemble from head to toe!

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  22. nice jacket! you're so pretty
    xoxo
    straplessandpeeptoesmgj.blogspot.com

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  23. Thanks for following me and commenting. I've now followed you back and keep in touch.

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  24. Great look,you are so beautiful.
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  25. aww your necklace is so dainty and cute! love this look so much :D

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  26. You look stunning. Love your pretty face and hair!

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  27. hey doll your so pretty and your eyes are stunning! :)

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  28. I love the look!!!;)
    Do you want to follow Each other? Let me know:)
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  29. Hi,
    I just discover your blog and I like it :) and we can follow each other if you want, let me know.

    My blog is Jeanny

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  30. Love these pictures! :)

    xoxo,
    www.deluxefashionista.com

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  31. OMG you are very beautiful dear..
    I'm loving your hot pink cardi so much.

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  32. Love the pink! You have stunning hair xx
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  33. hi kat, thanks so much for following my blog.. i am now already following you on GFC and Bloglovin too! :D
    nice to have found your blog ;)

    if you don't mind, would you please follow me on facebook and instagram? it would mean a lot to me :') and i'll be happy to follow you back! :D

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    stay in touch <3
    love, agnes.
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  34. love it. Something I would wear myself. The neon pink cardi is a very nice touch to the whole outfit.

    xo
    Sam
    http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

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  35. You are gorgeous! You should wear pink more often!
    xo
    Anastasia
    www.natbeesfashion.blogspot.com

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  36. I love your accessories.. You have a very beautifull cute face :) I really liked your blog. Would you like to follow each other? If you say yes, leave a comment on my blog after following then I'll definetely follow back! :) Kisses..


    With love,
    Zümra

    http://lunaparkqueen.blogspot.com

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  37. Wow! YOu're so beautiful and I love your outfits! They're so colorful and fun! I love it :)


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  38. nice outfit, i love this cardigan <3

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  39. Amazing outfit! So lovely:)

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  40. Great look ! Nice combination, cute and chic , I love the knee high boots ! ♥

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  41. The detail of this outfit is really awesome! I really love this cardigan!

    -Robin of loveanditslooks.blogspot.com

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