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Trendy Casual Outfit

Keeping your daily outfits trendy casual outfit and on-trend isn’t easy. But whether you’re heading out to run
errands or for weekend trendy casual outfit is the best choice, donning a look that represents your style can help make you feel your best.

Our edit of casual outfit ideas is here to get you inspired and rejuvenate your wardrobe. With options for every occasion,
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Casual Outfits
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How many times have you opened your closet and sifted through your drawers, only to come up empty-handed, your mind completely void of outfit ideas? It happens to the best of us. You could have a closet full of clothes and yet, seemingly, nothing to wear. 

One solution, of course, would be to go shopping, but adding to your wardrobe on a whim will not help your situation. At least, not in the long run. Instead, we challenge you to shop your closet and style some casual outfits with pieces you already own. This way, when worse comes to worst, you have fail-safe outfits stockpiled for these kinds of predicaments.

But let’s say you’ve been there, done that. You’ve dumped your drawers and taken out every piece of clothing from your closet, splayed them out around your bedroom, and the ideas still aren’t coming to you. This is when you need a little outside inspiration. Take the pressure off yourself to get creative, and find 15 casual outfits to try below.

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Something Schoolcore

Alessa Winter is seen wearing black sunglasses from Oakley, a brown leather jacket from Gant, underneath a black top, a checked mini skirt in brown shades from Gant, a vintage Kelly bag from Hermès in black leather, white socks and black leather loafers from Marco Polo
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Once autumn is in full swing, all things schoolcore and academia are in fashion. An easy way to get the uniform look as a graduate is to pair a gingham skirt with a turtleneck, crew-neck sweater, or a tucked-in button-down. To give the outfit some edge and make it feel less formal, add a bomber, windbreaker, or leather jacket as your outer shell. Mary Janes and loafers (we love this pair from Cole Haan and this pair from Vince Camuto) are always a go-to footwear option for this ‘fit, but sneakers will also drive home your casual vibe. 

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A Little Black Mini

Celine Bethmann is seen wearing golden drop-shaped earrings from Bottega Veneta, a long grey coat from Pepe Jeans, underneath a white bluse also from Pepe Jeans, a black leather belt with golden buckle, a pleated black mini skirt from COS, the mini Jodie bag from Bottega Veneta in black leather, black transparent knee-high socks and black leather ballet flats with straps
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When the LBD feels too formal, opt for an LBM — a little black miniskirt — instead. (This skort from Princess Polly is super practical, while the pleats on this one from Mango are a fun twist). We love the classic pairing of a black skirt and white blouse, but you can use any top you have and like, such as a graphic tee, bodysuit, or chunky knit sweater.

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Statement Outerwear

A guest wears burgundy jacket, denim jeans
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Like good PB&J, you can never go wrong with a jeans-and-white-T-shirt pairing. But because the look is so simplistic, it’s begging for add-ons to spruce it up. For an elevated casual outfit, lean into your outerwear. Opt for a jacket that serves as a pop of color or boasts a fun pattern (such as the Sézane Richie Coat, in classic plaid) and keep your footwear on the simple side to ensure the jacket is the focus. 

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Dust Off Your Denim Skirt

Yseult is seen with the black and gold Alexander McQueen Seal bag
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Denim skirt outfits are having a moment right now, especially maxi lengths. Again, you can’t go wrong wearing yours with a white button-down or T-shirt, but something a little more collegiate, like a varsity sweater or a cozy half-tucked sweater (we’re living in this pick from Aerie) would be cute, too.

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A Simple Sweater Dress

Thassia Naves seen wearing a white bag by Bottega Veneta, a long dark red coat, a beige knit dress and dark shades
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Sweater dresses are a chilly weather staple and come in all different lengths and styles. They’re also the coziest one-and-done ensemble you can throw on throughout the fall and winter months. You can pair the piece with knee-high boots for a classic look, or opt for sneakers or flats to make the final product even more low-key. Skip outerwear if it’s not too cold, but if the weather forecast calls for that added layer, we’d recommend a brown leather jacket as an alternative to go-to black.

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A Pair of Cargo Pants

A guest wears a white tank top, a belt, blue denim cargo pants with large pockets, sandals, earrings
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Cargo pants have also seen an uptick in popularity this year, so dust off your old faithful. A basic tank top pairing is a great base to build off of with accessories and outerwear, but the options are endless. Switch things up with a one-shoulder slouchy sweater to add a softer element, or keep the tank and layer, layer, layer with an oversized cardigan or denim jacket.

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Edit Your Matching Set

A guest wears a scarf over the head, a neon pink turtleneck top, a yellow pleated sleeveless long dress, pink and orange pointed shoes with attached bow ties
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Monochromatic sets are still very much trending — thanks in large to quiet luxury and minimalist dressing — but if you’re craving a pop of color, richly hued layers are key. Pair a neutral top and bottom with a long-sleeved shirt in a statement shade, like Barbie Pink or the color of the season, red.

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Sweats and a Suit Jacket

A guest wears beige blazer, grey hoody, denim jeans
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Don’t want to change out of your sweatshirt but want to look semi-presentable for running errands? It turns out, you can have the best of both worlds, especially if your goal is to create an elevated casual outfit. The easiest add-on to upgrade your coziest sweatshirt is a blazer overtop. Add a pair of sneakers, a ball cap, and sunglasses, and you’re ready to roll.

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Give Your Leggings Some Love

A guest wears a black with white Replica inscriptions pattern denim cap, silver large chains necklaces, a white pleated / accordion cloak shirt, black legging pants, a green glitter shiny leather handbag, black shiny leather platform soles ankle socks boots
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If you aren’t utilizing legging outfits to the best of your ability, it’s time to change that. With the ‘90s and early aughts coming back in fashion, we’d like to make a case that their renaissance is about to be bigger than ever. For a casual outfit, there’s nothing simpler (or, in our opinion, cuter) than leggings and a tunic, an oversized sweater, or an oversized button-down. With this formula, you’ll look put together and feel incredibly comfortable.

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A Slip Dress and Boots

Scarlett Gartmann-Reus seen wearing a black sunglasses, a pink midi dress from Palm Angels, a black leather handbag from Palm Angels and black boots with golden studs
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The best casual outfits are the ones that don’t take a lot of time or effort to put together. Slip-dress outfits top our list, because you can wear them as a dress or a layering component for sweater outfits. And celebs at Couture Week were all about pairing their dresses with boots, we’ll have you know.

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Stick with Your Sweatpants

Sonia Lyson seen wearing a The Frankie Shop beige oversized coat and grey joggingpants pants, a Lala Berlin beige knit turtleneck sweater, Ugg plateau ultra mini beige boots, a Miu Miu Wander Hobo brown leather bag
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Trousers are great and all, but if you’re going for maximal comfort around your midline, nothing beats baggy sweatpants. A neutral-colored pair is even better, because you can pair the roomy bottom with a tucked-in or cropped sweater and complete your look with a duster coat. If comfort is key, this formula cracks the code.

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Play With PJs

Maria Barteczko seen wearing Ray-Ban gold round retro glasses, Bottega Veneta gold earrings, Arket blue button down shirt, blue striped pajamas pants, NA-KD beige oversized long trenchcoat
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Pajamas-as-outerwear didn’t catch on the same way underwear-as-outerwear did, but it still hits — and we’d argue the look is a quintessential casual outfit. Many sets can even be happy-hour appropriate, with the right styling. We’d suggest pairing them with loafers and a camel trench or sneakers and a denim jacket, depending on your vibe.

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Have a Maxi Moment

Greivy is seen wearing large golden hoops earrings covered with rhinestones from Nadri, silver sunglasses with crystal studs and blue lenses from Swarovski, a silver chain necklace with golden rose pendant from Chopova Lowena, a black jeans jacket from Ann Taylor, underneath a maxi dress with black/orange/green floral pattern from Rachel Antonoff, two silver bracelets with pearls from Kate Spade, two silver chunky rings from MAM, a black/white handbag with psychedelic swirl print from Charles Keith and black leather platform sandals from Dr. Martens
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If you ask us, maxidresses are just as good an option as sweater dresses for a casual outfit in the cooler months. The key to dressing down a maxi dress is the right footwear and outerwear. If it’s just warm enough for slip-on shoes, go for it! We’d also recommend flats or sneakers (à la Sandra Bullock circa 1999), as well as a cropped jacket or oversized blazer in case of a chill.

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Grab a Graphic Tee

model wears black sunglasses, gold micro earrings, a pale gray with embroidered white and pale pink pattern t-shirt from Ganni, black large pants, a black shiny leather zipper handbag, black shiny leather asymmetric heels shoes
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Few clothing items are more casual than graphic tees. The simplest outfit option would be the shirt and jeans, but you can also go with leggings or sweatpants if you prefer.

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Swap Your Shirt for a Vest

A model wears a blue waistcoat, a yellow bag, blue flared ripped jeans, brown shoes, a shopping bag
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Models were wearing vests as shirts a couple years back, and the trend caught on like wildfire. The look circled back around this summer, and we have a feeling it’ll stick around through fall and winter, too. Pair the top with trousers, jeans, and skirts for an easy, model-off-duty look. 

The casual fashion is an ever-evolving landscape, and casual wear, often considered the most practical and versatile category, has become a playground for creativity and personal expression. Trendy casual outfits blend comfort with style, allowing individuals to look effortlessly chic while feeling comfortable in their clothes. Whether you’re heading to brunch, running errands, or meeting friends, having a repertoire of stylish casual outfits is a must. In this detailed guide, we’ll explore the essentials of building a trendy casual wardrobe, current trends, and tips for creating perfect casual looks.

UNDERSTANDING CASUAL FASHION

Casual fashion is all about comfort and ease while still looking put-together. It strikes a balance between the overly relaxed and the too formal. The key is to mix and match pieces that feel comfortable but have a stylish edge. Let’s break down the components of a trendy casual wardrobe.

ESSENTIAL PIECES FOR A TRENDY CASUAL WARDROBE

1. JEANS

A staple in any casual wardrobe, jeans are incredibly versatile. From skinny to straight-leg to boyfriend cuts, jeans can be dressed up or down. Distressed jeans add an edgy touch, while a classic pair of dark denim can look polished.

– Trend Alert: High-waisted and wide-leg jeans are making a strong comeback, providing a fresh silhouette that can be paired with crop tops or tucked-in shirts.

2. T-SHIRTS

The humble t-shirt is a casual wear essential. Option for a mix of plain, graphic, and statement tees. Neutral colors like white, black, and gray are versatile, while bold graphics or logos can add personality to your outfit.

– Trend Alert: Vintage and band t-shirts are popular, offering a nostalgic and cool vibe.

3. SWEATERS AND HOODIES

Sweaters and hoodies offer both warmth and style. Oversized and cropped styles are particularly trendy, adding a laid-back yet fashionable element to your casual looks.

– Trend Alert: Statement sleeves, like balloon or bishop sleeves, add a touch of drama to sweaters and hoodies.

4. OUTERWEAR

A stylish jacket can elevate any casual outfit. Denim jackets, leather jackets, and bomber jackets are timeless choices. Trench coats and shackets (shirt jackets) are also trendy outerwear options that add a chic layer to your ensemble.

– Trend Alert: Faux fur and shearling-lined jackets are not only warm but also incredibly stylish for the colder months.

5. DRESSES AND SKIRTS

Casual doesn’t mean you have to stick to pants. Dresses and skirts, particularly in comfortable fabrics like cotton or jersey, can be both comfortable and trendy. Midi skirts and slip dresses are versatile pieces that can be styled in numerous ways.

– Trend Alert: Floral prints and wrap dresses are in vogue, offering a feminine yet relaxed look.

 6. FOOTWEAR

Shoes are a critical component of casual outfits. Sneakers are the ultimate casual footwear, providing comfort and style. Other options include loafers, ankle boots, and slides, which can add a different vibe to your outfit.

– Trend Alert: Chunky “dad” sneakers and platform boots are currently trending, adding a bold statement to casual looks.

 7. ACCESSORIES

Accessories can transform a basic outfit into a stylish ensemble. Consider hats, scarves, and sunglasses to add a finishing touch. Belts, especially statement belts, can cinch your waist and add structure to loose-fitting outfits.

– Trend Alert: Bucket hats and layered necklaces are popular accessories that add a trendy flair to casual outfits.

BUILDING TRENDY CASUAL OUTFITS: 

1. THE ART OF LAYERING

Layering is key to creating depth and interest in your casual outfits. Start with basics like a t-shirt or tank top, then add a sweater or hoodie. Finish with a jacket or coat. Don’t be afraid to mix different textures and lengths.

– Example: Pair a white t-shirt with a chunky knit cardigan, high-waisted jeans, and ankle boots. Add a long trench coat for a sophisticated layer.

2. MIXING HIGH AND LOW PIECES

Combine high-end items with more affordable basics to create a balanced look. This not only makes your outfit more accessible but also ensures you’re stylish without appearing overly extravagant.

– Example: Style a designer handbag with a basic t-shirt and jeans. Add a statement belt and trendy sneakers to complete the look.

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3. MONOCHROME MAGIC

Monochrome outfits, or dressing in one color from head to toe, can make a strong style statement. It’s an easy way to look polished and put-together without much effort.

– Example: Wear an all-black outfit with black skinny jeans, a black turtleneck, and black ankle boots. Add a contrasting accessory like a white bag or gold jewelry.

4. PLAY WITH PROPORTIONS

Experimenting with different proportions can add a dynamic element to your outfits. Pair oversized pieces with more fitted items to create balance.

– Example: Combine an oversized sweater with fitted leggings or skinny jeans. Add chunky sneakers and a crossbody bag for a trendy, balanced look.

 5. INCORPORATE TRENDS WISELY

Incorporating current trends into your wardrobe keeps your style fresh. However, it’s essential to choose trends that suit your personal style and comfort level.

– Example: If animal print is trending, incorporate it with a leopard print scarf or shoes rather than an entire outfit. This way, you stay trendy without overwhelming your look.

CURRENT CASUAL FASHION TRENDS

the current trends in casual fashion and how you can incorporate them into your wardrobe.

1. ATHLEISURE

Athleisure combines athletic wear with leisurewear, making it perfect for a trendy casual look. Think leggings, sports bras, and sneakers paired with stylish outerwear.

– How to Style: Wear high-waisted leggings with a cropped hoodie and white sneakers. Add a denim jacket and a baseball cap for a sporty yet stylish outfit.

2. SUSTAINABLE FASHION

Sustainable and ethical fashion is more than just a trend; it’s a movement. Option for pieces made from eco-friendly materials and brands that prioritize ethical practices.

– How to Style: Look for organic cotton t-shirts, recycled denim, and sustainably produced shoes. Pair a sustainable t-shirt with eco-friendly jeans and ethical sneakers.

3. VINTAGE AND RETRO STYLES

Vintage and retro-inspired fashion is hugely popular. Incorporating vintage pieces or retro styles into your casual wardrobe can add a unique and trendy touch.

– How to Style: Pair high-waisted mom jeans with a vintage band t-shirt and chunky sneakers. Add retro sunglasses and a scrunchie for a nostalgic yet fashionable look.

4. MINIMALISM

Minimalist fashion focuses on simplicity and quality over quantity. Neutral colors, clean lines, and timeless pieces define this trend.

– How to Style: Wear a simple white t-shirt with black straight-leg trousers and white sneakers. Add a beige trench coat and minimal jewelry for an effortlessly chic look.

5. BOLD PRINTS AND PATTERNS

Bold prints and patterns can make any casual outfit stand out. From animal prints to florals and geometric designs, these patterns add excitement to your wardrobe.

– How to Style: Pair a leopard print blouse with black skinny jeans and ankle boots. For an outfit that is both trendy and edgy, add a leather jacket.

 CONCLUSION

Th trendy casual outfits is all about blending comfort with style. By incorporating essential pieces, staying updated on current trends, and experimenting with different styling techniques, you can build a versatile and fashionable casual wardrobe. Remember to stay true to your personal style and have fun with fashion. With these tips and ideas, you’ll be able to master the art of casual dressing and always look effortlessly chic.