5 Ways to Dress Up A Casual Outfit

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Turning casual style into a luxe look in five easy steps…

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Wearing: Elwood Drop Crotch Pants, Zara Singlet, Leather Jacket (Old – similar here), Windsor Smith Heels (Similar here), Sunglasses.

My everyday style is very casual. Jeans and sneakers are my go-to’s and if you follow @shedoesstyle on instagram, you will see regular proof of this combo (here and here for last week’s examples!) Most days I am working from home or running errands, which means that 80% of my wardrobe consists of casual and comfy clothes… but sometimes an occasion calls for a slightly dressier look or you know, I just feel like dressing up. That’s when I need a bit of creativity to turn my casual clothes into a dressy look.

So, today I wanted to share five ways to dress up a casual outfit…

  • 1. Just add heels – The no-brainer way to dress up any look, swap out your sneakers for a pair of heels.
  • 2. Go for a statement pair of sunglasses – nothing adds a polished touch more than a killer pair of sunnies.
  • 3. Opt for a ‘fancy’ top – Dress up a simple jeans look by adding a top with a hint of shimmer, lace up details or a luxe fabric.
  • 4. Accessorise – Adding in some key accessories can instantly update your look. Add a statement pair of earrings or a cuff to finish of your look.
  • 5. A red lip – If you read my last post you will know I LOVE a red lip. It definitely adds instant glam to even the most casual outfit.

 

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33 Comments

  1. DEMELER September 20, 2016

    such a cool look!
    xx
    http://thedemeler.com

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  2. Nicole September 20, 2016

    Such a cool look! Love the pants!

    xx

    Nicole | http://toogoldstreet.com

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  3. Vanessa September 20, 2016

    Red lips forever!

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  4. Siffat Haider September 20, 2016

    You look SO cool! I love these pants!
    xo
    Siffat
    http://icingandglitter.com

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  5. Violette September 20, 2016

    Looking so effortlessly chic!!

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  6. Kelsey Bang September 21, 2016

    loving those heels! awesome look!

    kelseybang.com

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  7. Len Parent September 21, 2016

    Simply gorgeous! Love everything about this look! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Have a wonderful day!
    much love, Len
    http://www.lenparent.com

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  8. Christine Kong September 21, 2016

    Love all of these tips for dressing up an outfit. This look is totally something I would wear and I love the denim joggers. Need to get a pair soon! Fab styling as always babe. xoxo, Christine
    http://dailykongfidence.com/

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  9. Yasmin September 21, 2016

    Lace up heels are all the rage right now. Loving your pair!

    xx Yasmin
    http://banglesandbungalows.com

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  10. Jessi Malay September 21, 2016

    Love this casual outfit, especially for Fall!! A good pair of heels and red lip always dresses up a good outfit.. totally agree!!! <3

    XO, Jessi

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  11. Carrie September 21, 2016

    wow super cool style
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  12. Iga Parker September 21, 2016

    Your jacket is so damn great! I love the whole styling, too 🙂 Great job, hun!

    xo,
    Iga
    http://www.STYLENIGHTCAP.com

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  13. Kelly K September 21, 2016

    Love how you made this look super fun and edgy! Those shoes and that jacket are GORGEOUS!

    http://www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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  14. Amy Arnold September 21, 2016

    Great outfit and great tips! I use the heels and lip one a lot.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  15. nikoline September 21, 2016

    I love the 5th tip! I always add red lips to a casual outfit 😉

    TheNormcoreRebel

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  16. Annessa September 21, 2016

    I love everything about this look. The denim joggers are awesome and the heels dress it up perfectly.

    Don’t forget to swing by and join the Fashion Frenzy Linkup today! We’ll be picking our favorite outfits to feature next week!

    Annessa
    http://www.seekingsunshine.com

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  17. Sharon Wu September 22, 2016

    Love this casual look. It’s so perfect for a fall day in LA! xo, sharon

    http://www.stylelullaby.com/lifestyle/how-to-manage-a-blog-while-on-vacation/

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  18. Zarrin September 22, 2016

    Great way to style up a casual look!

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  19. Sauniya September 22, 2016

    That’s a nice way to bring a lil edge to a casual outfit. I really like and it suits you so well.
    I love you bag with the lil bandana. Also really nice shoes 🙂
    xo
    Sauniya | Find Your Bliss ♡

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  20. Raysa Garcia September 22, 2016

    The coolest look evaaaa! Love these pants on you.
    Xx, Raysa

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  21. MIRJAM September 22, 2016

    Couldn’t agree more with your dress-up tips – you look lovely!
    xx Mirjam // http://www.miiju.ch

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  22. chichi September 22, 2016

    a red lip dresses up everything!! love this casual chic look!
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  23. Vanessa September 22, 2016

    Another rad outfit. babe! Obsessed with your moto jacket! Such a staple! You look GORGEOUS!
    PS: Thank you SO much for your sweet pregnancy wishes! Words cannot describe how much they mean to me! I’m so glad we connected! Much love, always!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    http://www.WhatWouldVWear.com

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  24. Jennifer Laxmi September 22, 2016

    I love these tips – my favorite one has to be the earrings. Recently I’ve been seeing so many statement earrings that can bring out the edge to any outfit.

    X0 Jen | http://laxmilifestyle.com

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  25. Sophie September 23, 2016

    I’m loving the outfit especially the jacket and the shoes.
    http://sophieatieno.com

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  26. jasna September 23, 2016

    Love your heels, the whole outfit works so well 🙂 xx

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  27. Rina September 23, 2016

    I love how you dressed up this casual outfit. It’s so effortlessly chic and the red lip adds a nice touch!

    xoxo Rina
    http://www.andshedressed.com

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  28. LINDSEY of THE NOMIS NICHE September 23, 2016

    Very cool! Love your shoes and that lip color is gorgeous!

    Love, Lindsey
    http://thenomisniche.com/

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  29. Jenelle September 23, 2016

    Haha, yep! Exactly the same!
    xx Jenelle
    http://www.inspiringwit.com/

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  30. Atsuna Matsui September 23, 2016

    You’re looking so tough in this leather jacket with those denim joggers!

    xoxo
    http://www.atsunamatsui.com

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  31. Camila Alarcon September 23, 2016

    This outfit is just super chic, loving the heels!

    My Vogue Style | http://www.myvoguestyle.com

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  32. Alice September 23, 2016

    Oh wow, so cool!

    Alice Cerea
    babywhatsup.com

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  33. Alanda September 27, 2016

    Such a fab look babe, loving those pants their so casual chic

    http://www.whiteandcapsule.com/style/casual-daze/

    Xxxx

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