One might not think of elegance and casual in the same sentence, but you can maintain an elegant style while casually dressed.
Most of my professional life was in the corporate world, so I wore suits, dresses, and heels for many years. Retiring to a vastly more casual lifestyle has provided some challenges. Many of you have written to tell me the same thing.
Please keep reading to learn some tips I use to dress down without losing my personality. For example, when I wear light-wash denim, I try to balance it with a bold solid color such as navy, red, white, or black. The dark navy vest and pure white shirt offset the worn nature of the jeans. Clean white sneakers with blue hiking socks complete a very casual look. (Socks should match pants.) Finally, the color punch from the salmon-colored tote looks intentional. On the opposite side of the color wheel from blue is orange, which is always a pleasing combination. (Similar tote here.) To finish my relaxed, casual look, I wore sunglasses (similar here) and only simple silver earrings (similar here). Shirt – Jeans – Vest – Sneakers
Since a full face of makeup and a bold red lip isn’t cohesive with casual attire, my makeup is limited to Twinkle eyeshadow (here), black mascara, and Dahlia gloss (here). My skincare routine is here.
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