How To Take Your Casual Outfit To The Next Level... | A Pretty Penny

How To Take Your Casual Outfit To The Next Level...

TOP: ASOS / JACKET: H&M / PANTS: Forever 21 / SUNGLASSES: Karen Walker / SHOES: Forever 21 (similar here) / BAG: Gucci

Colin and I usually have a movie date night at least once a week (thanks to MoviePass). So at least once a week I am dressed in very casual attire. After finding this MEN'S jacket from H&M, it has definitely stepped up the game! So don't ever be afraid to shop around in the men's department, because you never know what you're going to find! I was shopping with my sister and brother in law in the men's section when my sister happened to stumble upon this jacket. So we both ended up getting one and wearing it to the movies. 

I sometimes find it hard to dress casual but still feel "cute." I feel like this outfit is the perfect in between. It is definitely casual, but I also still feel cute while wearing it. Let me share a few tips on how to add accessories to your casual outfit to still make it look and feel cute.

1. If. you are planning on wearing a jacket, make sure to pair it with a printed tee underneath. It will break up the monochromatic color scheme. This Adidas shirt feels sporty and I love the big logo on the front. It is from ASOS for only $30. I want one in every color!

2. Add a pair of sunglasses while you are running errands during the day. There is something about a good pair of sunglasses that can just add a certain amount of "chic" to an outfit. These Karen Walker sunglasses are definitely my most worn pair of sunglasses. I get so many compliments when I wear them, and I can't say enough good about them! Plus they are very comfortable and don't squeeze my head while wearing them.

3. Bring along a nice crossbody bag or tote. I am definitely a bag girl. I love having so many different kinds and colors. I also love putting half of my bathroom in my bag as well, but on my days that I am feeling more casual I grab a crossbody bag. It can carry my essentials, but still compliment my outfit. This Gucci bag has been my #1 ever since I got it back in December. It is the perfect size to hold my wallet, sunglasses, lipstick/lipgloss, gum, and a snack (because I always bring a snack in my purse in case I am running errands all day.) 

4. Wear a cute pair of slip-on's or sneakers. Ever since our Disneyland trip in January I have discovered a new love for the slip on tennis shoe. I grabbed this camo pair from Forever 21, but this Steve Madden pair is almost identical. If I am going for a casual tennis shoe my Nike Roshe's are my go-to! They are so cute, comfortable and I know I can be in them all day.

You don't have to add all these items to your casual outfits, but those are the steps I go through to take my casual outfit to the next level! I hope one of these tips helped! 
Happy Friday! Thank goodness for the weekend!



1 comment

  1. I love these tips for elevating an outfit! Such good ideas + they're so easy and they really change up a look.

    xoxo, Cecilia //