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How To Easily Elevate Your Casual Outfit to City Chic

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Elevate Your Weekend Casual Her Fashioned Life

Elevate Your Weekend Casual Her Fashioned Life

Gray Pants Suit (Similar Pants & Top) // Black Jacket (Similar) // Bag // Sunglasses // Similar Mules (under $160)// Earrings

Elevating A Casual Outfit To Austin Chic

I live in a very casual city, that I completely love, Austin Tx. This beautiful city has a very laid back, casual feel and an artsy vibe. Because of this, my daily outfits have destroyed denim and sneakers on repeat! However, some occasions call for an Austin (change to your city) Chic outfit. Then I always as myself, well what exactly is Austin Chic? It’s kinda hard to nail down, but I always try to keep it simple, understated and add a bit of luxe to my outfit.

Keeping it simple but significate is always my top priority when dressing.

Let me break down how to elevate a casual everyday outfit for a chic look you can wear to a ladies brunch, or any daytime, early evening event.

Elevate Casual outfit to Chic look Her Fashioned Life

For this casual but chic look, I have a monochrome ribbed cashmere set on.  Dressing with monochrome pieces is always a quick way to get to a chic outfit. Choosing this ribbed cashmere fabric gives a very luxe feel!  I layered on a  black military jacket with edgy details to add interest. Just tossing the jacket over my shoulders is my favorite way to wear outerwear.

Adding the modern snakeskin bag also adds interest. I love the clean lines, and the gorgeous print with a touch of color breaks up the monochrome ensemble. This crossbody bag has a rose gold chain that is stunning!

Elevate Casual outfit to Chic look Her Fashioned Life

Shoes

I always say your shoes will set the tone for your entire outfit. That is why when putting together outfits, I usually start with shoe choice. If you switched my Chanel mules out for white sneakers, you have a completely different casual look.

That said, if you go with a feminine dress or a silk midi skirt, wearing an unexpected sneaker can work also. The contrast will play nicely, and your overall look will be very chic. If you want to wear a sneaker that day go for it, just build an outfit around your shoe choice that will work with what you’re going to do.

Elevate Casual outfit to Chic look Her Fashioned Life

 

Elevate Casual outfit to Chic look Her Fashioned Life

Casual Chic Outfit Monrow Her Fashioned Life

Casual Chic Outfit Monrow Her Fashioned Life

Elevate Casual outfit to Chic look Her Fashioned Life

 

Casual Chic Outfit Monrow Her Fashioned Life

Casual Chic Outfit Monrow Her Fashioned Life

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Photography: Cathy Sunu

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Polka dot dress

Styling A Polka Dot Dress Three Ways

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Polka Dot Dress with denim jacket

 

Polka dot dress with denim jacket

The polka dot trend is coming back around. I remember wearing this print in the 80’s! Princess Di and Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman also jumped in on the trend. It’s such a fun and actually versatile print when styled right.  Minnie Mouse is the best, however looking like her is not my goal 🙂

I have styled the same polka dot dress three ways for you!

I started with the daytime look here. If you are subscribed to my newsletter, you will receive styling tips for the trendy look which is super cute and the date night look, which is totally chic! I’m using the same $49.00 polka dot dress in all three outfits to give you three completely different looks!

Daytime Styling For A Polka Dot Dress

When you wear polka dots in the day, mix it up with natural textures, such as denim jeans or a denim jacket over your shoulders. For shoe choices, I like to be comfortable in the day so I gravitate toward espadrille sneakers, or sandals, (See sandal post here) or low block heels. Choosing one of these shoe styles will give you the casual look you’re going for. Lastly, wearing a crossbody bag will also give you daytime feels in your outfit!

You’re not going to want to miss the other two styling options for this dress! Date Night Chic and a fun Trendy Look!

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Black and White Outfit With Stripes by Her Fashioned Life

Black and White Outfit with Stripes

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Black and White Blouse with Stripes, Chanel Black and White Bag, Distressed Denim and Black Coat Style by Her Fashioned Life

Black and White Outfit with Stripes by Her Fashioned Life

Black and White Outfit

A black and white outfit is so easy to quickly put together but always looks chic and never overdone! Especially when you add some stripes to the mix! Here I also added a simple heel with a fun leopard print for more interest.

If you mix textures of the colors you will also get an elevated, but casual outfit. Say a black fur coat with a white cotton tee-shirt and black straight leg, cropped pants with white booties! Adding a statement belt to the look, like the cult favorite Gucci Belt, would be just the right accessory. Love it! Just have fun and play around with different fabrics and cuts!

Another great option is a black gingham print with a black sweater and a bright shoe! Seen here on my Instagram.

Side note: I bought the Burberry Satin Trench I’m wearing here from TheRealReal! I think I paid $220.00 instead of over $2,000.00! Learn how to shop the site with my guide here and grab some amazing designer goods!

Thank you for reading! Let me know what your fave black and white look is in the comments below!

xx Tammy


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Chanel bag with Menswear plaid jacket style - Her Fashioned Life

4 Menswear Pieces For A Girl’s Closet

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Chanel bag with Menswear plaid jacket style - Her Fashioned Life

Plaid Menswear Blazer with Vintage Levi's tshirt and Chanel bag - Her Fashioned Life

Menswear For The Girls

There’s a reason menswear staples have withstood the test of time. With the classic silhouettes and fabrics, to the functional detailing, they’re designed to be lived in. Trends come and go, but we will be styling menswear-inspired pieces year after year.

I love how these pieces give you a comfort meets style feel with the clean, tailored lines. Not to mention this style has a very sexy look! You can look to Katharine Hepburn and Kate Moss for inspiration, both were pros of styling a masculine look with a twist.

It’s all about the contrast and proportions of your outfit.  Mixing in feminine pieces will balance the look and separate you from the boys, even if it’s just wearing a red lip, or showing more skin by styling a camisole under a blazer.


 

Jackets

Truth be told, I’ve never met a jacket I didn’t like! I especially love a good trench coat, bomber jacket, blazer or moto jacket! All of which are basically menswear. Whichever style you love, when you wear it with contrasting feminine pieces (See here in the post Styling A Slip Dress With Edge) will give you a cool girl vibe. However, keeping it simple, (maybe with this cult favorite velvet blazer, on sale) and paring it with a t-shirt and denim, thus letting the jacket be the star is also always a winner in my book!


Shoes

I’ve said this before but the shoe sets the tone of your outfit. Wearing a flat, menswear-inspired loafer or oxford will give you the tomboy feeling your looking for. Buy a quality pair you love with the confidence of knowing you will wear them season after season. I have the Gucci loafer pictured above and know they will be in my closet for years to come! Also, I’ve been reaching for these oxfords and these to wear with everything from maxi dresses to denim lately!

Vintage inspired “boy” sneakers can also give you a borrowed from the boys vibe and are very trendy right now. Look to these for the hottest out right now. Also, love these and these!


Accessories

Jewelry can also have a masculine feel. Large watch faces in addition to clean, minimal pieces of jewelry like this unisex line from Miansai.  The chain choker necklace like I have on is also a great example. Long skinny scarves and bandana neckerchiefs are also perfect for layering with trench jackets and blazers. Lastly, don’t forget baseball caps, fedoras, and baker caps to polish off your outfit.


Shopping


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Blazer –  (ON CLEARANCE FOR $10.48)

Levis T-shirt (Love this one here)

Denim

Black Oxfords (Obsessed with this brand for less here)

Miansai Cuff 


Do you have menswear pieces you love to wear in your closet now? I’d love to hear about your favorites!

Photography by Cotroneo Photography & Cathy Sunu

xx- Tammy

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