Key Basics to Looking Chic in a Casual Outfit

Tips for Looking Chic in a Casual Outfit by Pam Hetlinger | TheGirlFromPanama.com | cargo pants and blazers, la fashion blogger, chic casual outfit

One of the questions you guys ask me most is how I’m always looking chic in a casual outfit. I’ll admit that things weren’t always this way but in my search to exude effortlessly, chic vibes in every look, there are a few key tips to keep in mind. Dressing this way is all about mixing a classy element with something completely informal. Today, I’m sharing the key basics you need to achieve a casual chic look. Whether it’s pairing two unlikely pieces or throwing on an accessory, putting together an outfit that’s wearable and sophisticated has never been easier.

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Iro houndstooth tweed jacket

Tailored Jacket

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Jackets are my secret weapon when it comes to looking chic. During fall, I’ll rotate between blazers, tailored dusters, and tweed jackets to look polished even if I’m wearing jeans or joggers. From oversized to fitted styles, the right jacket can do wonders for your outfit.

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Dressy Heels

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One thing you will always catch me in is some variation of a heel. I’m usually never caught in flats or sneakers – it’s got to be a low block heel or stiletto. Heels are the single item that will always make you look pulled together in a quick minute.

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Casual Top

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Chic doesn’t necessarily equate to dressy. I love my white t-shirts and crop tops – and I wear them often. Stay tuned for a post about my favorite t-shirt brands to come!

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Sunglasses

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Sunglasses are def more of a casual element than they are dressy. Since I’m often found in trousers and a blazer, I like to add sunglasses to tone it down.

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Sanctuary cargo pants

Casual Bottoms

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I love tailored trousers as much as I love a blazer, but I don’t usually wear them together for everyday. When going for a chic jacket, I opt for more casual bottoms. My favorite lately has been cargo pants.

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What are some of the ways you achieve a casual chic look?

Key Basics to Looking Chic in a Casual Outfit
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  • Yasss just the parfait style to look fabulous as always!
    Happy Friday Beautiful!

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  • I really have to get a new pair of nice strappy party heels like these. I always go to reach for something like them but my last pair were too uncomfortable so I donated them away. Missing them! Love the rest of your break down of key pieces too! A blazer is a must for me!
    xx Jenelle | http://www.inspiringwit.com

    • Thanks Jenelle! I keep a stash of party heels on hand just in case – and I often wear them with my casual looks too!

  • maelenapt

    I usually would wear a (semi) tucked in shirt with jeans and nice sandals. I actually have blazers and never wear them, maybe I’ll try to pair them with more casual tees as you suggest. Love your style!

    • Blazers are a must for me. I wear them with everything, so you should def try it out! And thanks for super nice compliment <3