Sophisticated Casual Chic

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Top: Leith // Jeans: Lucky Brand // Blazer: Topshop // Heels: Burberry // 
Purse: ZAC by Zac Posen // Bracelet: Ralph Lauren // Earrings: Alfani // Ring: Tory Burch

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           There are many ways to define "casual chic" because everyone's style is different.  I must admit, I throw this saying around a lot on my blog when describing my outfits.  When I think of a "sophisticated casual chic" ensemble, I automatically picture layering an amazing jacket or blazer over a pair of black or denim jeans, with at least one or two refined pieces to elevate the look.  However, if I could sum up the term into only one outfit, this would be it.  Of course, my style will probably evolve as the years go on, but for now, this is how I define "sophisticated casual chic."       
         Personally, I love vintage styles and especially Elizabethan silhouettes, so this ruffled neck tank top is one of my favorites at the moment.  To make this ensemble business-chic appropriate, I threw on a long black blazer because a structured piece, such as a blazer, will instantly give any outfit a polished touch.  And as expected, I paired it with my most comfortable pair of ripped boyfriend jeans to add that casual element.  To sum up this look, I chose black lace-up booties, a structured everyday bag, and of course, simple gold jewelry pieces because no outfit is complete until you add a bit of sparkle!  
      Let me know in the comments below how you define "sophisticated casual chic" and what pieces you choose to elevate your casual ensembles.  Until my next post, I am sending you lots of love from my heart to yours!  

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  1. You look beautiful

    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment!!!


  2. Oooh, loving what you are serving us here hon. Perfect example of how accessories elevate an outfit! Hmmmm,what pieces do I wear to elevate my casual ensembles? Well, that depends on my mood, could be- turban with bejewelled brooches, statement luxe jewellery...have an awesome wkend hon. X

    1. Thank you so much, Biki, for all the love! You are hands-down the most fabulous fashionista I know and not to mention, an accessory aficionado! I am always in awe of the way you seamlessly pull pieces together to accentuate your outfits!


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