Friday, August 26, 2016

Casual Doesn't Have To Be Boring - #UntamedStyle Linkup

When it comes to fashion, why does it seem like "casual" and "comfortable" are dirty words? Growing up reading fashion magazine you rarely saw any casual looks in those glossy pages. No one ever looked comfortable wearing those high end designer clothing. Even watching fashion makeover shows like "What Not To Wear" dressing casual was often frowned upon.  I mean casual and comfortable doesn't mean sloppy or boring, well at least not to me! I live in casual comfortable clothing, its what best suits my lifestyle. I don't claim to be the most stylish or fashionable, but I do try to find ways of making my casual looks fun and interesting. Let me share some ways to take your casual comfy looks from boring to banging! 

First of all don't let any one tell you being comfortable in your clothing is a bad thing.  I don't understand why any one wants to be uncomfortable in what they wear. Being uncomfortable doesn't come off as confident and we all know confidence in what we wear makes a big difference. Fashion is all about confidence, and feeling good in your clothing is what makes you stylish.

I am that girl who lives in jeans and tees, its just what I love to wear. I mean what can be more basic than a pair of jeans and t-shirt! Jeans and t-shirt is probably the most common casual look any one can wear. So how can you take this basic look and make it more stylish?

Details! It's all in the small details you can add to your outfit that make the difference. Adding some interesting prints or patterns, or mixing unexpected colors will elevate your casual look. Like this look here, I'm wearing basic distressed jeans, with a top that has an interesting print. The print in a metallic color makes this basic knit top more interesting than a plain t-shirt. I also added the my slip on Vans with a print which contrasts with the top. The old rules of having to match your shoes with your bag or accessories are outdated. I use to think you couldn't mix prints, patterns or certain colors.  Now I just mix it up and love the end results. Add some fun accessories too, just don't go too crazy. Since the top and shoes had prints, I kept my jewelry simple. However I did add a small fringe bag for more fun details.  

So next time you wear a casual outfit and feel its too boring, add some fun details. Think interesting prints, mix patterns, even adding different textures can make it more interesting. Fashion should be fun, so forget those antiquated "fashion rules" and make some of your own!

Outfit Details
Distressed Jeans: H&M $10
 Metallic Aztec Print Top: Lane Bryant $6.99
Slip On Vans (Eley Kishimoto Collab): Vans Outlet $19
Fringe Bag: Urban Outfitters (gift)
Sunnies: Local Shop $5

How do you make your casual outfits more stylish and fun?

Now time to share my favorite 5 links from last week. Thank you to all the bloggers who have linked up and shared their blogs. Hope you are enjoying #UntamedStyle linkup as much as I am. Keep coming back every Friday to share your links and share with other blogger buddies too! Make sure you click and visit the 5 fave links, show them all some blog love! 

#UntamedStyle 5 Fave Links

Charlotte from Jodie's Touch of Style  
Audrey from Five Foot Nothing Shopping  
Joi from In My Joi  
Emci from Pret A Vivre

Shelbee from Shelbee On The Edge

Which blogger look is  your fave?

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Now your turn to add a link for this weeks #UntamedStyle Linkup. This months theme for the entire month of August is Bloggers Delight!  Show us who you are, what you are about. What's your secret talent or passion. Show us your blogger rock star status! Pretty much anything goes this month!

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  1. Casual and comfortable but fun and cool .... those are always my very fav outfits! Looking' good!

    Dawn Lucy

  2. Veronica, I am totally a jeans and tee kind of girl, too. Then I pile on all the accessories and Bam! it goes from jeans and tee to fabulous! I love your casual look. And your graphic top is so adorable. So are the shoes!

    And thank you so much for the feature! What a pleasant surprise!


    1. Thanks, those accessories can totally make or break an outfit! :)

    2. Thanks so much for linking up with me On the Edge of the Week! I hope to see you again next week. Have a marvelous weekend!


  3. I totally agree Veronica---being comfortable and looking good can be one in the same. Details, interesting items----and shoes--let's not forget about the shoes! Like yours---fun and I'm sure comfy!
    Thanks for picking my mom as a fave---she'll be tickled!!

    1. Jodie, I love your blog and how you feature 3 generations of style. Your mom just looked too cute in her camo outfit, it had to be shared! :)

  4. I'm absolutely loving this casual outfit! Sooo gorgeous with the metallic foil print on the shirt and the simple accesories. Thank you for sharing and hosting the link up as well :)

  5. Dear Veronica, thanks for linking up to tinaspinkfriday.
    I send you greetings from Canterbury, Great Britain. We are on vacation.
    Let's keep in touch ;)

  6. Fabulous top and super cute shoes! You are so right about interesting details while dressing casually. I enjoy dressing down, but realistically I have to dress up five days a week (which I also enjoy!).

  7. Thanks for the feature Veronica!! I love playing in casual styles - I like to have fun by wearing things in a unconventional way, plus doing the unexpected :)

  8. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. This outfit is awesome for fall.

  9. This is so inspiring! I love the post:)

  10. Gorgeous top, I love the gold detailing.
    Thank you for linking up to "Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me"
    Rachel xo

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