As you probably guessed, I’m a fan of feeling comfortable and relaxed though still stylish. I’m a big fan of oversized clothing, old good jeans, jumpers and trainers so this is so my era! I love that there is so much casual style inspiration on catwalks, even Chanel which still confuses me as I’m used to see Chanel as a very classy brand, but it has been changing drastically with Karl Lagerfield’s input.
Officially casual style is described as: “Although it can be considered “informal” in the senses of “not formal” or “suited for everyday use,” informal attire actually refers to a dress code much more formal than casual wear, a step below Semi-formal wear. Jeans and a T-shirt have been described as the “casual uniform”.”
I think casual fashion is picking up because, at least in U.K., there are more and more entrepreneurs, people on flexible working agreements meaning that they don’t have to be in the office every day. I remember those days when I was a ‘proper’ office person. It was tough times as I still wanted to bend the rules at least a little and sometimes that’s not the best idea then you have an old fashioned superiors. So I’m super happy and grateful for having an opportunity to work from home, coffee shops, hot desking spaces or wherever I can catch a wifi really. One thing I used to love in those days was casual Fridays and now almost every day is a smart casual or just casual Friday for me. And I’m 100% up for that.
I believe that feeling comfortable and good in your own skin can improve your productivity and general well-being. I know I’m repeating myself, but this is so important. And also, if smart office attire makes you feel good and comfortable you should wear that even on weekends. Create your own rules, don’t listen to others, and don’t let anyone or anything block your shine!
Have a look to my super relaxed outfit. And all the links at the end of this post as usual.
Happy Friday Fashionistas xx
Sunglasses, Saint Laurent, £235 (buy here); Handbag, Balenciaga, £1195 (buy here); Jumper, All Saints (sold out), (similar here); Boots, Otre, not available in UK (very similar); White Trousers, Zara, £25.99 (similar here).