CASUAL | FLAIR

October 25, 2017

On any given day, I prefer casual over fancy. Every now and then I like to dress up and get all prettied up, but for the most part, I like being casual and comfortable.

But let’s not mistake being casual by being boring. There are plenty of ways to add some flair to a dressed down look. My go-to secret in elevating a look is simply adding some faux fur – think leopard print, shearling, feathers, or even snakeskin.

I’ve had this furry jacket from Blessed Are The Meek for years now and every fall and winter I pull it out and it’s still trendy! It is so versatile and I style it over a casual pair of jeans as I did here, or wear it over a jumpsuit or dress for an evening look.

Since SoCal fall basically means mid 70’s, I wore a ruffled sleeved cropped top from River Island with my basic Levi’s 501 for a casual yet chic look. To add a bit of extra flair to this outfit and tie in my furry jacket, I added these feathered slides also by River Island.

Just by adding some fur, I turned a basic every day look into a statement look!

Also, right now until 10/31/17, River Island has 20% off full price promotion with code HALLOWEEN17!

Jacket | Blessed Are The Meek (old) similar styles here, here, and here
Top | River Island (sold out) similar styles here, here, and here
Jeans | Levi’s similar styles here and here
Shoes | River Island similar styles here and here
Sunglasses | Ray-Ban similar styles here and here
Lipstick | Estee Lauder
Rings | Mejuri

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55 comments

Miki October 25, 2017 at 10:26 am

Love this look, Christine. I am a sucker for anything with fur, pearls or lace. Especially as a Canadian, I miss wearing more faux fur, and you look so chic styling up the more casual outfit with this coat! So perfect for cooler temperatures. 🙂

Xo,
Miki
http://mikialamode.com

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Siffat Haider October 25, 2017 at 1:31 pm

I love how you balanced casual with some drama. I’m such a big fan of faux fur coats, I wear mine literally all the time!
xo
Siffat
http://icingandglitter.com

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Amna October 25, 2017 at 2:11 pm

Damn those slippers are so chic. I WANT

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Jo October 25, 2017 at 2:26 pm

So obsessed with this look! The faux fur touches you added here and there are so fab. I can totally see myself wearing something like this. It’s both casual and stylish which I love!

xo, Jo

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Briana October 25, 2017 at 3:14 pm

I so need some similar jeans! I am totally in love with this, I got major outfit inspo!

Briana
https://beyoutifulbrunette.com/

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Raysa Garcia October 25, 2017 at 3:51 pm

Whoaaa!! Love this casual chic look. You look incredible. I need those jeans and shoes!!! Xx

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Rachel Vogt October 25, 2017 at 3:51 pm

You have the best style babe, loving all the fun details.
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Keri October 25, 2017 at 5:47 pm

Loving the top paired with those jeans!! So cute

Enclothed Cognition

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Elizabeth October 25, 2017 at 10:14 pm

That furry jacket is stunning! I love how you dressed it down for a casual look with some simple denim and slippers! <3 🙂 Perfect for the fall!

XO, Elizabeth
http://clothestoyouuu.com/

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Mercy October 25, 2017 at 10:17 pm

You look comfortable and trendy, love your furry slides. Nice to know you live in SoCal, I miss the area, you’ve got perfect weather!

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Jenelle October 26, 2017 at 1:06 am

I prefer casual too. But of course elevated just so that it doesn’t look or feel boring. These jeans are perfect on you. I have trouble figuring out which Levis to get every time I visit the store. I’ll have to try the 501’s.
xx Jenelle
http://www.inspiringwit.com

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Gracie October 26, 2017 at 6:58 am

Love your total look and love the fur on shoes to match your jacket.

Xxgracie

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Jessie October 26, 2017 at 8:03 am

I love those fluffy slip on!!! I would be so worried to wear them out on the street in Hong Kong. They will be swiping the floor and cleaning the rubbishes on the streets 🙁 that’s only sth you wear in a city that is clean >< Having that said, I love your look! This coat is such a statement piece to have and a great transitional piece for this upcoming winter!! adore this look!

xx, Jessie
http://4evajessie.com/inspo-diner-en-blanc/

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Eena October 26, 2017 at 10:36 am

You look so good in this outfit! That second photo of you reminds me a lot of Maggie Q – you guys could be twins.

cabin twenty-four

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lesley kim October 26, 2017 at 12:20 pm

You always look amazing! I love that fur jacket!
Lesley-Kim

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Gina Diaz October 26, 2017 at 6:02 pm

I love wearing casual looks, too!! especially minimalistic pieces like the ones you are wearing. You have an amazing sense of styling and I adore this entire outfit and also how you paired every little detail to elevate the look! love the fluffy slip on and the furry jacket too much. Would love to get both of these pieces. The jewelry you are wearing is very delicate and pretty! xx.

http://www.artsyrunway | Gina

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Sharon Wu October 26, 2017 at 6:29 pm

That crop top is so much fun and goes perfectly with high waisted jeans and a flair of fur on your jacket and slip-ons! I can’t wait to wear my fur jackets but it’s still so hot in the desert… I’m hoping maybe after Halloween it’ll cool down some haha. Hope you’re having a wonderful week darling xo, sharon

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Samantha Mariko October 26, 2017 at 7:51 pm

The shaggy fur accents in the jacket and the shoes is such a cool idea!! I’d love to try this styling technique. And another piece of flair once you take off the jacket – perfect! And it all looks great with a classic pair of jeans <3
xo Samantha

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Tania October 27, 2017 at 12:38 am

I love this look! My eyes are always drawn to a bit of fringe or shagginess because the movement is so eye-catching. And honestly a lot of women don’t dare to go there and I think it’s very chic when they do! I also love your jeans! I think I might have the same pair of Levi’s (is it the wedgie fit in foothills?) but I think they look way better on you!

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charlotteone October 27, 2017 at 1:36 am

This match is my favorite, I have to try,Thank you!
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MONICA SORS October 27, 2017 at 2:42 am

You look so stunning!! Adore the jacket!!!
xx
Mónica Sors
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Elegant Duchess October 27, 2017 at 5:44 am

Lovely ootd, looks very comfy and so chic! I really like your shoes, fabulous! It’s all in details and you got it right girl! Have a lovely weekend. xx

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Elizabeth Seal October 27, 2017 at 2:17 pm

Love this look, you look beautiful! Your photos are so stunning too, I love the crisp, airy feel about them! 😀 xx

elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara
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Sheree October 27, 2017 at 5:31 pm

Those shoes are so, so gorgeous! I love that you have a jacket to match. Although this look is casual, it makes such a beautiful statement. I love the detail on the sleeves of your shirt, and the sunglasses are a perfect touch to the outfit. I could definitely see myself wearing this.

~xo Sheree
PoshClassyMom.com

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Jessica October 27, 2017 at 10:58 pm

Loving this outfit dear. Looks so edgy and sexy. That jacket is pure fab!

Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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chichi October 28, 2017 at 3:12 am

i like being causal and comfy as well, love the fur!
http://www.thestyletune.com

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Atsuna Matsui October 28, 2017 at 9:28 am

OMG the fur detail on the shoes matches the fur coat so well!! Adore this outfit babe.

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Mariann Yip October 28, 2017 at 10:04 am

I mostly prefer causal over fancy as well. There’s nothing better than a comfy outfit. I love your faux fur jacket because it’s such a great transitional and statement item for the fall 🙂

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Thomas Falkenstedt October 28, 2017 at 6:03 pm

Just like you I choose casual any given day and who said casual would equal boring?!? You can vary it endlessly by adding patterns such as you suggested and I could go on forever with the options available out there. The weather is really making me want to move over there instead so I wouldn’t have to be bundled in jackets and what not already, but I’ll admire your beautiful fall layering from afar instead. 🙂
Thomas xx

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Jennifer October 28, 2017 at 6:37 pm

I totally agree that a simple outfit doesn’t have to be boring! I love the pieces you paired together. 🙂

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Vanessa October 28, 2017 at 8:05 pm

Hey beautiful!
Couldn’t agree more, I think casual looks are my go-to. I love to be comfortable but still chic all at the same time. And you’re totally, right, a casual and simple look doesn’t have to be boring because there are so many ways to dress up or spice up any look. I have to say those shoes made my day! I love the style and how cute they are. I think they defnitely make the look so casual and just amazing! I was actually looking at a similar pair for myself naed I really liked them. Overall, you look totally stunning!

xoxo, vanessa

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Natalie October 28, 2017 at 9:01 pm

Great outfit! You look stunning!

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Len Parent October 28, 2017 at 10:44 pm

Looking gorgeous, Girl! Love this look on you! SUPERB!!!! Great styling as always!
Happy weekend!
Much love, Len
http://www.lenparent.com
xo

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Veron October 29, 2017 at 5:19 am

The fur is a great touch! You look gorgeous.
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Open Kloset October 29, 2017 at 8:43 am

Hey Darling,
How are you?
Definitely agree with you, Casual Looks are my Favorite:)
The simple Ruffled top is so Pretty and that Coat, woow:) Need one:)
Happy Sunday
Kisses Karina

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Shalini October 29, 2017 at 12:22 pm

I absolutely adore this casual chic look here.. All into it myself! I am going to be ordering those furry slippers now. haha. In love! River Island is amazing when it comes to trendy fashion. Thank you got the coupon code.

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Jacqueline October 29, 2017 at 4:52 pm

I love this outfit! I was just looking at a faux fur coat to purchase for myself. I’m all about comfort and dressing casual. My go to are always leggings and oversized sweaters with booties or converse. I’ve been in desperate need of a Long coat or cardigan that’s faux fur or shearling. My two favorite things to wear for fall. And those shoes are just too cute!!

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Filipa October 29, 2017 at 5:36 pm

I want a jacket like this so badly!!!

Filipa xxx
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Candace October 29, 2017 at 7:43 pm

I’m with you girl…cute and casual definitely beats fancy any day to me! The perfect faux fur coat is a must as well! Down in TX, we also don’t really get a real fall, so removable layers are important!

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Simone October 30, 2017 at 6:29 am

Your faux fur look makes such a great statement! Love you paired it with denim and that gorgeous top. Have a great day

xx Simone
Little Glittery Box

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wanderlustts October 30, 2017 at 3:01 pm

Classic and Casual! Something I can see myself rocking on a day to day basis! I’m such a fan of that furry coat, it compliments the shoes so well since they’re both such statement pieces!
I’ll have to check out the shoe store and make sure of that discount code tho hehe.
Love the way you put this outfit together Christine!

Wanderlustts
http://www.wanderlustts.com

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Diana October 31, 2017 at 8:45 am

I heard LA weather is been super crazy and there are no time for any layered outfits. I can’t even imagine you to dress boring, because your every single outfit always so chic! I love this fur jacket that you combined with fluffy shoes look so cute together!

http://www.queenhorsfall.com/

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michelle October 31, 2017 at 9:07 am

Yes! I’m all about casual with a twist! Love those furry details! Don’t even get me started on how good those feathered slides are… Loving your LA style 🙂
XO
http://www.lehoarder.com/

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Maggie October 31, 2017 at 9:07 am

You look like a total rock star! I actually love the “basic” pieces that you’re wearing – can never go wrong with a pair of Levi’s and also that ruffled sleeved top is super adorable. I wish LA was cold enough to wear something like this though. Maybe more so in January. 😛

xoxo,
Maggie S.
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Jill Wright October 31, 2017 at 8:34 pm

Babe – this outfit is everything! The shoes are epic. Loving the all black and denim styling too – you can’t go wrong with that combination. We are just coming into a really hot summer so I can’t rock this look for a while yet… but thanks for the inspo! Killer look.

J. x

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Helen Chik October 31, 2017 at 10:33 pm

You totally rock this simple style lady and I totally agree with you that a simple animal print or just a jacket with a little bit of volume/detail can elevate a look so much. Can we also talk about how amazing those slides are?! I need them in my life!

Helen xx
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Natalia k November 1, 2017 at 3:02 am

You have great personal style!
I would totally wear that furry Blessed are the Meek jacket and those River island fuzzy slides such a casual yet sophisticated chic outfit!
And can I mention how amazing your hair always looks I love how healthy and soft your hair is and that tousled style ,I wish I could pull off brunette as well as you do.
Are those Halloween nails I spy?
Xo
Natalia k

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Manda November 1, 2017 at 4:59 am

I have a thing right now for the texture of the fur on your coat. I recently purchased a sweater and the sleeves are the the same as your jacket but in white. I’m the same as you, my daily life and even when I’m blogging, I prefer a casual statement look as opposed to being overly girly or really dressed up. I so wish I could purchase that exact jacket! I love it so! The cut and style fits you just perfectly! Also, I love that you added the furry sandal as well. Gorgeous as usual!

Manda | http://EvocativelyChosen.com

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Eva November 1, 2017 at 1:43 pm

I always liked your casual look . This is your style and you looks very cool and trendy. Something fresh and forever young. Love this concept
Xx
Eva
http://www.themermaidfashion.com

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candi November 2, 2017 at 6:46 pm

I’d pick casual over fancy any day too, and if I want to dress up a little, I’d add statement jewelry – bracelets, necklaces etc. I love the idea of adding statement jackets to the look for fall – your faux fur jacket is gorgeous and definitely elevates it to a whole new level! I’ve got to look into getting one of it for fall! So fresh! xx

xo candi
thelollychase.com

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Hadasah November 2, 2017 at 8:02 pm

Thank you for sharing your insight on how to elevate any casual outfit, I’d also rather feel comfortable as long as it feels pretty too.
You jacket is so pretty and so perfect for fall.
wishing you a great weekend xx

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Lana November 5, 2017 at 9:21 am

What a great casual, yet chic look. I prefer casual outfits too, I hate feeling myself uncomfortable.
This jacket is amazing, can’t believe that you have it for years, it looks super trendy! And the jeans are perfect too!

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marcy November 6, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Its incredible how with basics you still look amazing. I have to say this fur jacket give it a little chic style to you look.
I actually don’t own yet a jacket like that Im thinking maybe to buy one here while I’m on Spain since it will be the only chance I can wear it lol
Love your style Christine.

xoxo
Marcy

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Ana Vukosavljevic November 8, 2017 at 12:24 pm

Loving this effortlessly chick look! I think everyone should have fur jacket like this. It looks so freakin’ good and it really easy to style. You really rock these casual looks!

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Jenn November 13, 2017 at 9:58 am

Your chic fur jacket pairs so nicely with those trendy sandals! All your outfits are amazing!

Simply,
Jenn | http://www.lepetittato.com/

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