Trust Me—These Casual Outfit Ideas Always Work

Trust Me—These Casual Outfit Ideas Always Work

The best outfits are the ones you can assemble with minimal effort and wear, well, anywhere that doesn’t have a fancy dress code. Although they can sometimes become eclipsed by the high-octane, sparkle-clad looks that populate our feeds, casual outfits deserve the same consideration, attention, and admiration. After all, they’re what the majority of us spend most of our time in, so nailing your casual outfit repertoire isn’t just advisable—it’s integral to honing your desired aesthetic.

If like me, you’re currently feeling as if you have nothing to wear, I went ahead and did a little Instagram scrolling to find the casual outfit ideas to try right now. I deliberately chose looks I figure you should be able to re-create with pieces from your own wardrobe, though admittedly, there are a few of-the-moment items that will help your wares feel current.

From essential jeans-and-T-shirt pairings to some fresh ways to partner up your separates, these are the nine casual outfit ideas to try this weekend (and every weekend that follows).

No casual outfit can quite compete with the simple jeans-and-T-shirt pairing. Never overlook it. 

I get a good share of my basics from & Other Stories.  

I love this faded blue hue for summer.

Shoulder bags will make any casual outfit feel polished. 

Give your midi skirts a low-key feel with the addition of a white vest top and a jumper knotted around your shoulders. 

A great addition to your staple knitwear. 

Racer vests are having a moment. 

I always go to Reformation for expensive-looking floral prints.

Although slip dresses can loan themselves to after-dark styling, I personally prefer them when worn casually with black slider sandals and no-fuss accessories. 

This also comes in a chic grey colourway. 

This will help you create so many easy updos. 

The sandals that minimalists are wearing on IG. 

Black trousers might be typecast as “smart” attire, but with a crop shirt and black leather sliders, they’re made to feel less corporate. 

This sits just on the waistline. 

These will be the most comfortable trousers you own. 

These will pair just as well with dresses as they will tailored trousers. 

It’s summer, so naturally, linen is high on my sartorial agenda. Try breathing new life into a white pair of linen trousers with a vibrant vest top in a trending colour. 

Kelly green remains a huge colour trend.

M&S also serves up great affordable linen separates. 

The designer sandals every editor has on their wish list. 

What could be more classic than a white dress and a basket bag for summer? Instead of mules or heels, make your ensemble look the casual-outfit part with a pair of ’90s-style thong sandals. 

This also comes in a beautiful flame-red hue. 

The basket bag to end all basket bags. 

A more frugal alternative to the pair from The Row above. 

No longer resigned to being stuffy workwear, tailoring has never been more prevalent than it is now. For day, trying incorporating tailored pieces with denim. 

A staple in any Brit wardrobe. 

There’s also a pair of trousers and a blazer to match this waistcoat should that be of interest. 

These jeans come in extended sizing. 

If skirts are more your thing, then you can always rely on a denim mini in lieu of jeans. Paired with a crop top, white socks and loafers, this is a look I’d like to re-create for myself immediately. 

I own this very crop top, and it’s such a great fit. 

Contrast stitching further elevates this denim miniskirt. 

Loafers without the gold metal hardware always feel more casual. 

Yes, I know—denim features heavily in my suggestions, but with so many ways to wear it, I had to cover the bases. Finally, we have ecru jeans, which always look their best paired with blue-striped shirting. Finish with classic kicks. 

If you’re going to invest in a striped shirt, make it a Jigsaw classic. 

Ecru tones always look more expensive than pure white denim. 

I live in my Supergas during the summer months.

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