Monday mornings always find me sluggish and wishing we had more three-day weekends! On Mondays, and most days, I don’t want to put in so much effort in choosing what to wear. At the same time, I don’t want to not look presentable either. That’s when I find having a few go-to everyday casual outfit choices make a big difference. It’s good feeling knowing that I have a versatile outfit in my back pocket that I can quickly rely on when I need it!
So why is having a go-to everyday casual outfit important? While having one or some might not be “your life will be ruined if you don’t have one” important, knowing that you have a set of clothes that you can instinctively trust and throw on can come in handy—especially for rushed mornings (I’ve definitely overslept before) or when packing for travel. Here are a few of my quick tips for identifying some go-to everyday casual outfits:
- Prioritize comfort. A go-to outfit needs to be one that you feel comfortable in. No outfit, no matter how trendy, is going to make you feel confident and “ready for whatever comes my way” if it’s not comfortable. If I’m comfortable in what I’m wearing and how I feel, it’ll translate into confidence. And a go-to outfit should be one that makes you feel confident!
- Style with colors and patterns. Clothing is a form of creative self expression… so play around with different color schemes, patterns, and textures to enhance your outfit’s personality! In this outfit, I went for a cool-gray color palate, largely influenced by the blueish geometric pattern of the mixed media top from Loft. The suede grey pants and dual-textured booties (close up picture below!) adds a bit of personality, too!
- Experiment with optional layers. You’ll want to find an outfit that works with a variety of weather conditions and temperatures; that’s where the everyday part comes in! Play with layers or outerwear pieces (like a chunky stitched scarf) to ensure you’re covered rain or shine, in the 30°F’s or 60°F’s. You can always choose to leave off the extra layers if you don’t need them for that day.
- Identify a statement or focus on an accent. Sometimes, it’s all in the details. Putting emphasis on or framing one particular article of clothing or bling may give your outfit the umph it needs. Maybe it’s bell sleeves, or a statement necklace. Alternatively, try more subtle accents like a complimentary pair of earrings–which I went for here with pearlized clusters–or a maybe a set of skinny stacked rings.
I’ve use these basic guidelines to successfully identify a number of go-to everyday outfits, from casual to business wear to even a few Sunday bests! Do you have any additional tips or tricks on finding your own go-to’s? I’d love to hear from you and YOUR thoughts so please drop me a line in the comments below!
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top | loft (old), similar
pants | banana republic (old)
earrings | ann taylor (sale!)
knit scarf | gifted, similar from Target
booties | bar III
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