It was a typical half-humid, half-sunny Thursday afternoon as I strolled across one of Taichung’s most famous shopping districts. On any given street or alley here, there are clothing stalls on both sides selling the latest fashions at bargain prices. A day planned for scoping out cheap fashion finds for my summer wardrobe quickly became a day of “style-stalking,” as I realized the clothing sellers did a fantastic job on dressing the part; every clothing seller seemed to be decked out in the stylish pieces they were selling. This Fashionista in particular caught my eye. I met her while admiring her unique clothing stall. Her shop featured a wooden platform and a gorgeous green wall, which are usually interior features. But this Fashionista incorporated these aspects with her outdoor store (there was no ceiling!), creating a cozy environment outside.
Like the uniqueness of her clothing stall, this Fashionista adds her own twist to casual style. I’ve titled this “Weekend Wear” because this outfit is perfect for a relaxed weekend or any other day you feel like lounging around, but also fashionable enough to go outside for a cup of coffee with a friend. Usually that laid back style people envision consists of sweatpants and a loose fitting T-shirt. As this Fashionista shows, we don’t have to succumb to sweatpants when dressing casual chic takes just as little effort.
This Fashionista’s look consists of three pieces of clothing: a simple white button-down, a black cami and gray leggings. These are all clothing basics that are probably laying around your closet somewhere. If not, you can get them for cheap at Forever 21 or Charlotte Russe! This Fashionista wears her button-down over her cami and leggings, which adds a light layer to her outfit. What I enjoyed about this shirt was how she buttoned it. As you can see in the photos, the one button this Fashionista fastened is not aligned with it’s proper buttonhole, instead it’s buttoned in a diagonal fashion, which modernizes this classic shirt look.
This outfit wouldn’t be casual chic without this Fashionista’s crochet flat cap. It complements her neutral color palette along with her bold accessories. This Fashionsita completes her outfit with a pair of high top sneakers for the ultimate relaxed look.
One Simple Change: To shift this outfit into casual date night mode. Simply switch the leggings for a pair of denim high-waisted shorts. Not only do these shorts look right on trend, they elongate your legs too!