Last month we saw Kate Middleton “dressed down” in a black hoodie for an afternoon with the 23rd Poplar Beaver Scout Colony.
This look is my personal favorite as it’s a nice combination of comfort AND style! Personally, I think “casual chic” (as I call it) or “dressy casual” is coming back in style and is the perfect way to combine the comfort of casual with a polished look.
How do you style yourself in casual chic, you ask? Its actually very simple and is probably why Kate has been out and about in this style lately (especially given her little baby bump)!
Repli-kater’s Guide to Casual Chic:
1. Style one dressy wardrobe item with a casual wardrobe item.
FOR EXAMPLE: Solid colored skinny jeans and a blouse or a fitted top.
2. Colors: Keep your tops/dresses in a solid color.
HINT: Prints can be a bit noisy and distract from other elements of your casual chic statement.
3. Use your statement accessories. This is what you have waited for all year!!!!!!.
HINT: Choose either one statement necklace to go with your simple top or statement earrings to polish off your casual chic look…GRANTED KATE GETS THE OPPORTUNITY TO WEAR HER STATEMENT JEWELRY WITH SOME STATEMENT GOWNS…UNTIL IM A PRINCESS I WILL WEAR MINE CASUALLY :)
Honestly I feel footwear can vary depending on your outfit or mood. The ULTIMATE casual chic look would be polished off with riding boots (solid black..preferably for the ultra chic look).
But sometimes, I wear casual nude flats or event tennis shoes for the casual element of the outfit…
5. Another alternative to statement jewelry is a statement handbag. Both Pippa and Kate do this well.
Remember you want one piece of the outfit to be the centerpiece and keep everything else simple and casual for a polished casual chic look, just like Kate!
What are some of YOUR casual chic looks?!!!! Share with us your pictures here or on Facebook and thoughts!!!
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