This year I would love to see posts on what to wear for occasions outside of your normal everyday wardrobe. I know you have done posts on what to wear to weddings etc. but I would be interested to see posts on what to wear for more casual events where you still want to look nice but everyone else has pretty much just gone for practical comfort (e.x. sporting and outdoor events, BBQs, a weekend at a lake house). Thanks for all you do and Happy New Year!
Casual events and occasions such as bbqs and sporting events don’t require a whole extra wardrobe. The thing to remember is that you want to put together your outfit with the same kind of thoughts as you’d put into a work outfit.
1. Make sure it’s your personality style. It needs to be you – rather than what other people are wearing (if that’s not what you like). If you’re the kind of person who likes to dress up, then dress up rather than down, just relax it a little more than usual.
2. Think about fabrics – more casual fabrics such as denim, corduroy, jersey and cotton are all great for more casual occasions.
3. Accessorize – just because you’re going somewhere more casual, doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t add a necklace, scarf, hat, sunglasses etc. Just think about leaving the diamonds at home and wearing the wooden beads, the cotton scarf rather than the silk one.
4. Shoes matter – rather than opting for sneakers (unless you’re planning on running), look for some great flat shoes or boots that will add style to your outfit.
You can be comfortable but still stylish. Just remember, casual doesn’t mean sloppy!