When it comes to casual wear, a lot of us struggle with having to find the motivation to dress in a way that isn’t sloppy or haphazard. After all, when you’ve got to primp for your 9-to-5 job, who wants to have to wrack their brains trying to come up with new outfit ideas for off-duty moments! We completely understand the struggle, and we’re here to help. This season’s take on soft shapes and relaxed silhouettes are certainly no slouch in the style department, which means you can look chic even when you’re letting your hair down.
1. Knit Wit
A soft cashmere hoodie is a luxurious take on casual dressing, while a tulle ballerina skirt takes the look to the next level.
Ring, $988; and earrings, $1,488, both from Carrie K. Sweater; and skirt, both from Ralph Lauren.
Sweater, $59.90, from Zara
White is a really great way to freshen up your wardrobe without doing very much, because it automatically opens up your appearance. All you need to do is throw on a pair of jeans with this sweater and you’re good to go. Plus, white also sets a great background for your accessories to pop, so that’s double the win.
Sweater, $99.90, from Mango
A soft blue knit is not just a great addition to your wardrobe, it’ll make for the perfect travel companion. Whether you’re trying to stay warm on your flight or you’re disembarking in a country that’s more chilly, this sweater has you covered.
Sweater, $19.90, from Uniqlo
When wearing a cream sweater, it’s a smart idea to brighten up your outfit with a bold pop of colour. This is because cream can wash you out, especially when paired with other neutral colours like khaki or beige. Instead, take this opportunity to really make an impact with a bright pink skirt or a pair of red shorts.
2. Full Skirts Ahead
A voluminous tulle maxi-skirt with a classic white tee is a chic outfit option.
Coat, $8,610; and T-shirt, $550, both from Loro Piana. Bracelet, $237, from APM Monaco. Skirt, $4,490, from Brunello Cucinelli. Sneakers, model’s own.
Skirt, $109, from H&M
A soft blue tulle skirt is super versatile. Headed to a wedding? Pair this with a dressy blouse. Going to brunch? A tank top and flats will make this feel more dressed down. Meeting your hubby for a dinner date? Team this with dainty gold jewellery for a feminine and timeless look.
Skirt, $89.90, from Topshop
Where most tulle skirts feel too prim and princess-y, this one steers clear of that thanks to the earthy green colour. Combine it with a cargo jacket for an unexpected twist and finish off with white sneakers.
Skirt, $23.90, Yoco at Zalora
Strike a sweet look up with a soft pink skirt, which you can pair with a grey top and rose gold jewellery.
3. Wrap Star
Up your Saturday style ante with a silk scarf worn turban style.
Headband, $150; top, $590; and jacket, $9,320, all from Bally. Necklace, $249 (top); and necklace, $349 (bottom), both from Pandora.
Hair scarf, $19.90, from Zara
Put a bright pop of colour into your look by way of a bright red scarf, and carry this scarlet colour through with your lipstick colour as well.
Hair scarf, $14.95, from H&M
You can never go wrong with a classic scarf print, especially when you pair it with other timeless classics like a striped tee and a cargo skirt.
Hair scarf, $23.90, from Topshop
Walk on the wild side with a spotted hairband. It’s a quick way to glam up without having to think too much, and you can always count on it to dress up a plain outfit.
4. The Cat’s Pyjamas
A matching pyjama-esque pairing takes the brainwork out of off-duty dressing.
Coat, $940, from Sandro. Shirt, $229; and pants, $269, both from MAX&Co. Rings, from $398 each, both from Carrie K.
Top, $76.90, from Topshop
If you’re not a fan of bold stripes, try on this top instead. The stripes are in a muted grey colour, so it doesn’t stand out too much.
Top, $39, from Pomelo
On the other hand, if colour is your thing, then this bold top will tick all the right boxes for you. Pair it with blue skinny jeans and a pair of cool brown boots for a super-chic weekend look.
Top, $64.95, from H&M
The lace inserts on the sleeves definitely help to soften your look, so avoid playing the rest of your outfit in a feminine direction or you might risk looking old. Instead, pair it with cooler separates like distressed jeans and statement jewellery for a punchy finish.
5. Swipe White
Keep it simple with oversized cotton shirting.
Shirt, $125; and skirt, $155, both from COS. Bracelet, $149, from Pandora. Sneakers, $690, from Bally. Hat, stylist’s own.
PHOTOS: VEE CHIN / FASHION DIRECTION: JANICE PIDDUCK / FASHION STYLING: GRACE LIM, ASSISTED BY KELLY GOH / HAIR: ASH LOI/SONDER HAIR, USING KEUNE HAIRCOSMETICS SINGAPORE / MAKEUP: KEITH BRYANT LEE, USING HERA / MODEL: HAZUZKI/AVE /LOCATION: CHANGI BEACH CLUB.
Shirt, $49.90, from Zara
This loose-fitting shirt will definitely go with everything you own. Whether you throw it together with a fancy pleated skirt or a simple pair of white culottes, you can trust that this versatile piece will help you look smarter and more presentable even on the weekends.
Shirt, $64, from Pomelo
Oversized buttons help lend a little quirk to this look, and dresses up your look without overdoing the theatrics. When worn with a pair of denim shorts and some cool mules, it’s a fast and effortless way to dress for Sunday brunch.
Shirt, $55.90, from Mango
While you can wear this white shirt with any of your casual bottoms, you can totally dress this up for work as well. Throw it on with a grey checked suit and a pair of white pumps and you’re all set to dominate at work.