I’m lucky to be from California. While, no, it’s not as laid back here as everyone thinks, the OC and LA lifestyles definitely don’t call for dressing up daily. I also have a non-office job, so I’m able to wear everything from denim to tees to something nicer if I’m feeling it that day. Basically, I’m able to get away with wearing what I want. More often than not, that translates into a casual look like this.
The catch? I would probably dress nicer if it was required. I often fall into a rut of recycling outfits and throwing on tees day after day, then wondering why I don’t feel my best.
Because of this, I have two super simple rules that I make myself stick to:
Dress nice even if you don’t feel like it. It just takes talking yourself into it. I definitely understand waking up and not feeling it. But, if you take a few extra minutes and put in the effort to dress well, you’ll FEEL well.
If you REALLY don’t feel like it, pick at least one style piece that’s interesting. A jacket, statement shoes, earrings. Hell, even just a bold lipstick. Make something stand out in your look that takes it to the next level.
So really, casual or not, there’s always a way to stay styled and look put together.
Similar items from this look that I love: