CASUAL | CHIC

April 3, 2017

Do you ever have those days where you don’t feel like dressing up and just want to throw on a pair of jeans and be comfortable? That’s me today. Behind the perfectly curated squares you see on Instagram, there are also days when I just want to be casual, but still maintain a little chicness.

/ CASUAL /

What makes an outfit casual? To me, casual is everyday. Something you would wear often that exudes a relaxed vibe. Typically when I think of casual, I think basic. And what can be more basic than a pair of lived in jeans and a cozy sweatshirt?

/ CHIC /

Chic doesn’t have to be elegant per say, especially being from Southern CA. To me, chic means stylish, current, or cool. Something that radiates an effortless feel. Whenever I want to add a little bit of edge to a look, I just throw on a jacket – it really works! The trick is in how you wear it. To use a jacket as a statement piece hang it loosely over your shoulders, or let the jacket fall off the shoulders like I did with this outfit.

So when I feel like being casual chic, I make sure that jeans and a jacket are within reach. What is your go-to casual chic look?

Sweatshirt | Zara similar styles here, here, and here
Jeans | Current Elliot (DIY hems) similar styles here and here
Jacket | Honey Punch (sold out) similar style here and here
Slides | Zara similar styles here and here
Sunglasses | Celine
Two Way Bag | Elizabeth Laine similar styles here, here, and here

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59 comments

Sarah-Allegra April 3, 2017 at 1:59 pm

I really love your casual look, Christiane, each and every single detail! I love to wear casual chic outfits (that’s actually how I refer to my personal style …) and wear them every day!

xx Sarah-Allegra
http://www.fashionequalsscience.com

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dailykongfidence April 10, 2017 at 10:02 pm

Awww, thank you so much Sarah-Allegra! You are definitely more classy chic in my opinion!

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Amy April 3, 2017 at 8:14 pm

I seriously think you always look chic! But you manage to make casual look very chic as well. Totally effortless – your style is timeless, Christine!

xx, Amy
http://www.theluxilook.com

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dailykongfidence April 10, 2017 at 10:06 pm

Thank you Amy! Honestly with the kiddos, sometimes I just like being comfortable. And while I love my heels, I’ve been also loving the flats I’ve been seeing lately. So many cute options!

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Ashleigh D'Mello April 3, 2017 at 8:43 pm

This outfit just ooooozes cool, chic vibes babe! You’ve nailed it! I agree – throwing on a killer jacket can just make that little bit of a difference to an outfit and it’s easy to do too. Woo!

Ashleigh x
http://www.ashleighdmello.com

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dailykongfidence April 10, 2017 at 10:07 pm

You are too sweet Ashleigh! I am all about jackets and totally abuse them to make that final statement piece in a look.

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Sophie April 4, 2017 at 2:37 am

Nice casual look.I love the jacket and the cropped pants.Interesting how such a simple look can be so chic at the same time.
http://sophieatieno.com

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dailykongfidence April 10, 2017 at 10:08 pm

Thank you Sophie. I am all about simple and basic pieces that can be paired with other typical pieces (like a jacket) to make an outfit stand out. =)

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Nicola April 4, 2017 at 5:18 am

Awesome look and pictures!
xx Nicola
http://www.morningelegance.de

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jasna April 4, 2017 at 5:41 am

Love this casual look so much 🙂 xx

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Camille April 4, 2017 at 7:54 am

Great post, thanks for sharing 🙂 I love this look, so stylish!

Camille xo

http://www.cococami.blogspot.co.uk

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Jessi Malay April 4, 2017 at 12:25 pm

Love this look babe! That bomber jacket is such a gorgeous statement piece! I love how you paired it with mostly neutral pieces… it really brings all the focus of the outfit to that killer jacket! Hope you have an amazing week girl <3

XO Jessi,
http://www.mywhitet.com/daily-front-row-awards/

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Lauren Nakagawa April 4, 2017 at 2:20 pm

That’s me everyday, you look ready to take on the day tho 😉
xx
Lauren
http://www.shoesandsashimi.com

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Mercy April 5, 2017 at 5:19 am

I agree, casual chic to me is trendy street style. I like your metallic jacket, it looks nice.

http://www.busyandfab.com

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Debbie Savage April 5, 2017 at 6:22 pm

Hi Christine! I love this chic street style! Now, if only I could look that hot in denim like you!!!
xo Debbie | http://www.tothineownstylebetrue.com

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Jasmine K April 5, 2017 at 6:36 pm

I LOVE casual chic. I prefer casual and comfort all day, every day. You still make the casual look seem stunning!

– Jasmine K
http://www.myeunoia.com

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Tina April 6, 2017 at 2:03 am

WOW yxou look so freakin cool babe!!! ♥
Amazing pictures and I love your mules – such a perfect detail for the jeans and bomberjacket combo! 🙂

xxx
Tina

http://www.styleappetite.com

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dailykongfidence April 10, 2017 at 10:09 pm

Awww thanks Tina! I am usually not a “flats” kinda girl, but I’ll have to admit, I am loving the mules and slides I’ve been seeing lately.

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emily April 6, 2017 at 7:42 am

You do casual chic so well babe! I am all about casual yet chic style and jeans are definitely my go-to! I like to wear them with a button up shirt to make them feel a little dressier, or like you, wear them with a draped jacket!!
Also, I now feel like I need a metallic bomber in my life!
x Emily
http://shedoes.com.au

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dailykongfidence April 10, 2017 at 10:10 pm

Hi Emily! I think I like casual and chic outfits the best. I like being comfortable and not try too hard. I need to find a good go-to button down shirt…any suggestions?

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Candace April 6, 2017 at 9:19 pm

I’m with Sarah-Allegra; this casual look slays! The bomber, the denim, the accessories…just everything in general. If I had a go-to casual look, I’d definitely steal inspiration from this. It’s foolproof and just works for anything! Love your hairstyle with this too Christine!

http://www.thebeautybeau.com

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dailykongfidence April 10, 2017 at 10:12 pm

You just made my day Candace! What a huge compliment that you would steal this inspo. =)

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yuka April 7, 2017 at 12:20 am

this is the perfect cali cool outfit!!

http://www.prettyinleather.net

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dailykongfidence April 10, 2017 at 10:13 pm

Thanks Yuka, it definitely has major Cali vibes to it doesn’t it? =)

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Margaret April 7, 2017 at 7:28 pm

Same here! Jeans is devo a go-to when I dun want to think!

xx Margaret
http://www.maleemaleehong.com

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dailykongfidence April 10, 2017 at 10:15 pm

Wouldn’t it be great to wear jeans to every single thing? Haha.

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Sheree April 7, 2017 at 11:40 pm

You completely nailed the casual chic look! My casual is always t-shirt and ripped jeans with a pair of kicks. Achieving the “chicness” is usually trickier and the statement jacket or bomber does the trick. I have yet to wear my jacket loosely hung off my shoulders, but def have to try that trick next time!

~ xo Sheree
Posh Classy Mom
Instagram

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dailykongfidence April 10, 2017 at 10:15 pm

Thank you Sheree! The jacket worn loosely off the shoulders also works great for photos. Wink, wink!

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Manda April 8, 2017 at 2:37 pm

I’m a firm believer that a good pair of denim and a little layering is all you need to create a chic yet casual look! I adore your bomber and you definitely hit the nail on the head with the casual chic look! Absolutely stunning as always!

Manda | http://EvocativelyChosen.com

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dailykongfidence April 10, 2017 at 10:16 pm

You are so right Manda! Layering is key for me too!

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Michelle April 9, 2017 at 9:01 am

I love your casual look! I too have been trying to style more wearable looks that are cute and comfortable. This has the perfect amount of chic to elevate your basic everyday wear. Seriously love it from head to toe 🙂
XO
http://www.lehoarder.com/

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dailykongfidence April 10, 2017 at 10:16 pm

Thanks Michelle! I find that you style your clothes with a bit of edge and always elevate your basic looks!

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Meredith April 9, 2017 at 10:21 am

That jacket is perfection! Love how you’ve styled this.

xoxo,
Meredith

https://blog.nobasisinreality.com/amara-resort-getaway/

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dailykongfidence April 10, 2017 at 10:17 pm

Thank you Meredith. Nothing beats a metallic bomber. =)

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Jacqueline April 9, 2017 at 2:16 pm

I love a good casual outfit. These days I’m living in casual and comfort. I agree with you . I think chic is stylish and causal is the more everyday wear. Despite being super casual I still love how put together you look and that jacket gave it a nice little edge!

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dailykongfidence April 10, 2017 at 10:18 pm

Thanks Jacqueline. I love everyday wear too and I love that adding just one piece like a jacket makes such an impact.

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Filipa Jackson April 9, 2017 at 6:21 pm

So casual chic, and an absolute vision. I adore this

Filipa xxx
PlayingWithApparel.com | Instagram

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Steph April 9, 2017 at 8:39 pm

I love your style!

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Eliza April 10, 2017 at 1:37 am

Even if these are those jeans-days, you still look so stylish and chic. That metallic bomber jacket makes the whole look! Love this mixture of very basic pieces!

Cheers, Eliza | http://www.fashion-confession.com

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Emma April 10, 2017 at 2:38 am

Super gorgeous!
Love that outfit,
Emma
http://www.emmalovesfashion.com

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Selin April 10, 2017 at 4:52 am Reply
Open Kloset By Karina April 10, 2017 at 11:36 am

Hey Darling,
Hows you?
Totally Agree with you and I feel the same sometimes, Just want to wear something casual, which totally can be Chic:)
Jeans for me can be super Casual and Elegant the same time, depend with what I match:)
The Jacket is super Cool what you pared with the Jeans:) Loved soooo Much:) And How you Wear as well:)
Happy Monday
Love Open Kloset By Karina

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Mahi April 10, 2017 at 12:30 pm

love this casul with funky style
http://thestyleride.com/fashionmia-spring-lookbook/

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Vanessa April 10, 2017 at 1:35 pm

Beautiful outfit! Love it head to toe. Your jacket is so pretty and chic, love its color, metallics have become one of the biggest trends. They are like neutrals because they look great with everything!. The way you styled it is perfect, because your combo looks totally edgy and chic at the same time!

Enjoy your week!

Vanessa

http://thefashionstatement.net

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molly April 10, 2017 at 6:19 pm Reply
Aimara April 10, 2017 at 6:31 pm

Love this casual look girl! I totally get you, there are days where you just don’t want to dress up!
My go to looks very similar than this one because I love jackets and I think they upgrade any outfit!
Also, another go to of mine is a white shirt with a neck scarf or nice necklace with jeans and flats! It always works!
XO
Aimara
http://www.waysofstyle.com

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Brown Eyed Toast April 10, 2017 at 6:38 pm

This is my go-to casual chic look as well! I also loved how you described being chic – “something that radiates an effortless feel.” How eloquent and on point is that?! Also, I think a single embellishment always helps. I remember a previous post of yours where your super chic jeans had a circle zipper. I thought a small touch like that made all the difference! I think other easy casual-chic formula additions could be a great pair of shoes or a fabulous bag, both of which you modeled for us here. By the way, I absolutely love the fit of your jeans! I’ve been looking for something just like this. Do you find that they’re slim in the thighs, as this is what I am searching for specifically? And how do you find Current/ Elliot denim’s sizing (running too small, too large, or just right)? I would really appreciate your advice. And thank you for sharing such a chic and effortless look!!

xo Soo | http://www.BrownEyedToast.com

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Miki April 11, 2017 at 10:39 am

You look so good Christine. I love your casual chic outfit, especially the metallic jacket, and so smart since you can style everything in so many different ways over an over. Casual never has to mean sloppy and you pulled a really stylish look together.

Xo,
Miki
http://mikialamode.com

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Mandy Arisa April 12, 2017 at 7:29 am

Christine your casual look is absolutely stylish! I totally get what you mean by days that you just don’t want to dress up. You make casual look so effortless I love it. My go to looks are quite similar – I usually opt for jackets and white tees.

http://www.ministryforstyle.com

x Mandy

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Kierra April 12, 2017 at 9:33 am

I am loving this outfit. You look so fabulous and chic. I enjoy wearing looks just like this and I’m happy with my new job that I can dress whatever way I want to. It’s all about being cute and trendy. Metallic is so in and I’m loving how you styled this jacket right in.

http://www.naturallyfarout.com
-Kierra

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EVA April 12, 2017 at 12:24 pm

I like always your effortless- cool style. Easy, comfy and young. i love to see on Others the slides i have asimilar obne but can’t worn, cant see me good lol. you know why ?? :))
happy Easter
xx
Eva
http://www.themermaidfashion.com

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AMC April 12, 2017 at 11:40 pm

Girllll you are rockin the model off duty look! I wish I looked that amazing just by throwing on a pair of jeans and not being bothered to get dressed up!

Your style is so effortless and that’s what I love about it

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Jenelle April 14, 2017 at 8:50 pm

I love that DIY hem job, it turned out really well. I have a couple of pairs that I think I should cut up, but then I talk myself out of it again. My stylist friend was wearing the black version of this top the other day and I loved it on her, this grey version is even better! Love it!
xx Jenelle
http://www.inspiringwit.com

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dailykongfidence April 15, 2017 at 10:26 pm

Thanks! It’s because I am short that I end up cutting all the hems of my denim but since that is “in,” it works for me. =) I would’ve bought it in black too if I saw it! Lol.

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Akshaya April 16, 2017 at 8:29 pm

Totally chic look! Love the striped sporty details on the sweatshirt!

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dailykongfidence April 17, 2017 at 4:21 pm

Thanks Akshaya! I love the lacing details too!

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Face to Curls April 20, 2017 at 6:27 pm

This outfit is just so casual chic. Loving the metallic jacket, it’s just perfection! x

Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com

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LAGOS CITY CHIC April 24, 2017 at 3:01 am

Streetstyle goals for real!!!! I love this look. xx
http://lagoscitychic.blogspot.com.ng/2017/04/spring-fashion-trend-gingham.html

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dailykongfidence April 27, 2017 at 4:39 pm

Thank you! This look is not only comfy but has a cool vibe to it too. =)

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