5 Ways to pull off the casual chic look

3 women wearing a maxi skirt and white shirt

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If you want to pull off that casual chic look, we got you. With these tips and inspiration, you’ll be looking chic without putting too much effort into it!

I always wondered how all these celebrities and fashionistas seem so chic and posh in literally any outfit they wear. Be it a glamorous party outfit or a street-style look, these bloggers would slay it all like it was meant to be for them.

I might not be an expert, but trying out different outfits with colors and small detailing proved incredibly stylish. And if I’m being honest, it wasn’t quite as difficult as it initially seemed.

Before diving into the tips, let’s understand what casual chic really means. 

Casual Chic style

The trick to the casual chic style is getting a balance between being comfortable and looking stylish. You want to mix sophisticated with casual while maintaining the appearance that your outfit took a few minutes to put together.

If done right, casual chic can look clean and effortless. Choose the right accessories and you are good to go! Wear heels with jeans and a t-shirt for a timeless and casual chic look.

Here are 7 ways to pull off a casual chic look! 

Layering makes everything better!

woman wearing cream tailored pants with beige sweater and cream trench coat

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Just something about a trench coat and sweaters which makes every outfit look incredibly modern yet keeping the casual chic style. The sweater is a great way to add texture and dimension to the outfit, while keeping you warm. Pairing with knee high boots is also a great fall option.

A trench coat is one of those classic pieces that can go with so many clothes in your wardrobe. Whether you wear black pants and leather jackets, jeans and sneakers, you will always appear fashionable when you place a trench coat on top. Truly a wardrobe staple!

Adding minimal strappy heels, hoop earrings, and a sleek bun will inevitably look stylish. 

Make your outfits fun with the color

woman wearing neon yellow pants, stripped blue and white shirt, with sunglasses and hat

A casual chic wardrobe isn’t limited to neutral colors. Adding a pop of color can be a great way to elevate your casual chic style and really make a fashion statement.

Giving your closet a little color won’t hurt the casual look. You can always make your casual outfit chic with the right pattern and colors. For example, throw a bright-colored tailored blazer over a white T-shirt, and finish the look with high heels for a polished look or sneakers for a more casual chic style.

Makeup and Hair

woman with sleeked back hair in bun with hoop earrings

Achieving the perfect balance of glamour and chic requires keeping your makeup and hair minimalistic. Opt for a neutral color makeup palette and a bright lip for a pop of color.

When it comes to your hair, a simple claw clip can add an elegant and classy touch, making you look sophisticated and polished.

Don’t Forget to Accessorize

Adding simple accessories like silk scarves, leather belts, or tinted sunglasses boosts your styling game. These items are indeed worth investing in and can be worn as everyday pieces!

A silk scarf

woman wearing casual chic look with a silk scarf

Photo: @whowhatwear

A silk scarf is an extremely versatile accessorize: They can be worn as a head scarf , worn around your neck or even on your handbag!

Silk is a very luxurious fabric so is commonly associated with wealth and elegance. Incorporating a silk scarf into your outfit can instant turn your plain t shirt outfit into a casual chic look.

Minimalistic jewelry

woman wearing minimalistic necklace

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While pairing bold jewelry with casual clothing can dress up an outfit, the casual chic style is all about elegance so don’t over do it! 

Try to stick to one statement piece. For example, if you want to wear a statement necklace, opt for more simple earring. If in doubt, stick to dainty and elegant jewelry as these pair perfectly with everything!

Consider A Handbag Essential

woman wearing oversized tote bag, knee high boots and white scalf

A bag apart from carrying your stuff serves as a status accessory too. Chic women are always seen carrying the appropriate bag, whether a cute clutch, a satchel, or a crossbody. 

A bag is an easy way to add interest to an outfit. For example, adding a classic leather bag can add some edge to your outfit, while an oversized tote can look chic and dramatic.

Consider A Handbag Essential

woman wearing oversized blazer and sneakers

When pulling off a casual chic style, you must invest in the right footwear. Apart from heels and sandals, try some comfortable loafers and mules. These shoes are simple and chic to elevate any outfit. 

Sneakers can still look chic, however you need to balance to casualness of the shoes with other pieces that are more sophisticated. For example, pairing your sneakers with a blazer.


To sum it up, women like me, who enjoy dressing up, will appreciate having a casual chic style because it has no set rules. Learn how to mix and match your accessories and clothing.

And if you are looking for more fashion tips to look chic then we have you covered: 15 Effortless Ways to Look Business Chic & 5 Ways to Style Elegant Classy Outfits for Every Occasion

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