Elevate Your Outfit: Eight Ways to Take Your Street Style from Casual to Chic

We’ve all had those days when the same old routine just won’t do, and you want – better yet need – to mix things up. Those are the days you should put a little extra into your wardrobe because sometimes, a little can go a long way. Check out our eight easy tips to elevate your outfit and take your everyday street style from casual to chic.

  1. Faux Leather Leggings:

When you think of “chic,” leggings aren’t exactly the first item that comes to mind – but faux leather leggings are another, more luxurious, story. After all, casual-chic is a dressy item mixed with something casual and, if you ask us, nothing fits that bill more than leather and leggings.

Switch out your everyday, comfy black leggings and opt for some sexy leather leggings. Not only do these leggings look stunning on, but they also keep everything tucked away in all the right places. This gorgeous, slimming pant looks great with a long, flowy blouse and suede ankle booties or a fabulous belted coat and strappy heels. Top your look off with a long statement necklace or some serious shades, and you’ll be ready for a night out on the town.

 

  1. Strappy Heels:

Want to know a tip so great you’ll be sharing it with your friends? Keep a pair of strappy heels in your trunk and you’ll always be prepared for an impromptu night out. A change of shoes can make almost any outfit “evening ready” with a simple click of the heels. Trade in your casual slip-ons for a pair of black strappy heels and you won’t think twice about catching happy hour with your coworkers that will hopefully turn into a karaoke night. Strappy heels also look great worn with skinny jeans rolled just above the ankle and a fitted blazer. A perfect look for showing everyone in the office – and at the bar – you are a force to be reckoned with.

  1. Accessorize:

Add some bling to your everyday wardrobe to make even the most mundane outfit sparkle. Try wearing multiple necklaces of different lengths or stacking your rings of different sizes and styles for a unique look sure to highlight your fun personality. If you need other options, statement jewelry isn’t the only accessory that can bring the chic factor – Silk scarves can add an air of whimsy to any look either wrapped around a simple ponytail or as a neck scarf. Accessories are also a great way to add a pop of color or sparkle to an otherwise subdued outfit. Looking to change up an outfit you wore last week? Simply switch your accessories for a whole new look!

 

  1. Grab a Clutch:

Bulky bags aren’t always the best choice when you’re trying to go for a slender, chic look. Hang up your big, overloaded purse for the weekend and choose a cute and stylish clutch to hold your essentials instead. Not only will having a smaller bag stop you from stuffing it with things you just don’t need (like some old receipts or other junk), but a fun and vibrant clutch also adds to the overall look of your outfit. Find a bag with a bold color or texture and you can easily make it the statement piece for your outfit.

  1. Play with Your Makeup:

Let your wardrobe take the back seat every once and a while and give your makeup the spotlight instead. Dress up a basic jeans and T-shirt look with a sexy smoky eye and messy bun for an effortless but stylish look. Or take a different approach and style your subdued color palette around a bold, red lipstick guaranteed to get attention. Makeup is an easy way to change up your look without breaking the bank, and it can help quickly transition your look from day to night.

  1. Belt Your Layers:

Layering some of your favorite pieces is a great way to get a fresh look out of a well-loved (and worn) wardrobe. The only downside of layering your clothes is that sometimes they can look a bit bulky and thrown together. That’s when you take it to the next level and belt your layers to pull the whole look together. Not only does it look stylish, but it also accentuates your curves by highlighting your gorgeous figure beneath the bulk.

  1. Have Fun with Flats:

For those days that heels just won’t do, take to the streets in a chic and comfortable slip-on shoe to get all of your must-dos accomplished in style. Elevate an everyday look with a pair of studded flats or animal print mules sure to get you some stares and maybe even a compliment or two. Nothing dresses up a pair of black leggings and a tunic more than a little cheetah print shoe while you walk down the street.    

  1. Mix and Match Athleisure:

If you think athleisure wear is just for a night in with friends or running errands on the weekend, then you should think again. Hold on to every ounce of comfort you can throughout the day and mix some athleisure options into your wardrobe. This is a fashion trend everyone can feel comfortable about, and you can easily dress it up or down. Throw a fun statement tee under a stylishly fitted blazer when going to grab a cocktail. How about a pair of white sneakers with a dress so you can attend Sunday brunch with both style and comfort? Who knew keeping up with the trends could be so easy and comfortable?

Whatever your own personal style may be, we’re sure there’s an easy way to make it a little chicer without much effort at all. A little bit of change is good for everyone, and your wardrobe is an easy place to start.