Effortless Style Made Easy: 5 Steps to Off-Duty Chic!

Similar Tank | Similar Button Down | Hat

There’s something special about those days when you don’t have to dress up and can wear casual, relaxed and effortless outfits. Do you agree?

After 13 years as a VIP Nordstrom Stylist, where I styled and loved dressing up everyday in professional looks, I’m finding it exciting to switch gears and rediscover a new casual-chic wardrobe. With the transition to working from home and becoming a grandmother, I love having casual and stylish off-duty outfits to wear at home, to run errands, and when visiting with friends! 🙂 Don’t get me wrong, I love dressing up and wearing beautiful and dressy outfits, but I love having casual and stylish outfits I can rely on for my everyday wardrobe. So, here’s five essential categories for embracing off-duty chic! 🙂

1. White Jeans

White jeans are a summer wardrobe staple and complement any top. Try an all-white look with a classic denim jacket and fun canvas sneakers for a fresh and chic look. Paige Anessa Jeans | Rails Star Linen Shirt|Levi Denim Jacket |Veja Canvas Sneakers | Similar Sezane Farrow Bag

2. Flat Sandals Or Sneakers

Sometimes, a flat sandal or a comfy pair of sneakers is just what you need for a casual and effortless look. I love this French-inspired cognac color sandal, which is cute and comfortable. Try wearing this color with blue, black, white, tan and green outfits.

French Sole Sandals | Veja Campo Canvas Sneakers

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3. Summer Tops

The key to summer tops is finding styles that keep you cool, comfortable, and stylish. The star linen shirt is a great style to wear now and will be fun for the upcoming 4th of July holiday celebrations.

Rails Star Linen Top | Monica Vinader Bracelet

Additional Summer Tops

4. 3rd Piece

To complete your look, don’t forget to add a third piece – a trendy denim or utility jacket, a lightweight cardigan, or a cotton pullover sweater. This extra layer adds interest to your outfit, elevating it to a new level of style. The third piece is the secret ingredient that ties everything together.

Levi Ex-Boyfriend Trucker Jacket

5. Bag And Sunglasses

Lastly, don’t forget to have accessories on hand you feel confident wearing. They are the key to keeping your outfit fresh and updated. Complete the outfit with a raffia bag! Note: the bag pictured just sold out, but I’ve linked similar styles here and here and here.

Similar Raffia Bag | Similar Monica Vinader Bracelet | J.Crew Lady Jacket |Paige Top

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Additional Sunglasses

Thank you for reading. Enjoy your days off and your off-duty looks! 🙂

xo Sandy

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