The fabulous state of Florida evokes common images of beaches, palm trees, and warm weather. With these key elements in mind, Florida and casual attire seamlessly go hand-in-hand. Usually, casual clothing here means two generic items: flip-flops and shades.
So, I was pleasantly surprised to spot this Fashionista on a day when the scorching sun and hypnotic heat finally triumphed. She wore the basic Floridian essentials of flip-flops and shades. However, her distinguished look was very put together and she had an aura of being effortlessly stylish without trying too hard. I call this entire style “casual cool”. The very foundation of this “casual cool” look is based mostly on wearing neutral colors and quality basics. Varieties of white, grey, and khaki work very well for a sophisticated and almost bohemian like flair.
When I think of high quality and classic basic pieces, my mind races straightaway to the catalogs of J.Crew. Let’s try to recreate and capture this effortless spirit! We’ll start off slowly with this lovely off-white silk tunic. Next, pair the tunic with a simple, delightful, and versatile mini skirt such as this khaki one. Finally, top off the look with these leather black sandals. The gladiator-like style provides a casual, edgy, and a nice alternative to flip-flops. Don’t hesitate to spice up the look and accessorize! Embellish with neutral and fun accessories, as this Fashionista did, to keep that “casual cool” vibe. For starters, try this black buckle bracelet.
This Fashionista showed us how “casual” can still mean classic and effortless. Go for it!