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ALL IN THE DETAILS: Upscale Casual

April 14th, 2016 at 2:00am

Spring as a season is one constant April Fool’s Joke. Deceptively cold when the sun is shinning brightly or super blustery on a supposedly seventy degrees day, you never know what you’re going to get. This Fashionista caught my eye as someone who nailed how to dress for this ridiculous weather. So readers, pull out your smartphones and start taking notes.

This Fashionista is wearing a loose fitting V-neck sweater with pockets. I absolutely adore clothing items with pockets. She paired it with the recently trendy closet staple: a well worn pair of distressed boyfriend jeans and gray booties. While booties can sometimes make an outfit a little too dressy, this pair really is for everyday wear; a pair of booties that can go for any occasion, the LBD of shoes basically. She carries a simple caramel colored tote that is large enough to carry whatever she needs; functional and fashionable.

This outfit is all about the details; the outfit is laid-back, upscale casual. I’m pretty sure that’s a restaurant theme somewhere as well. She complements this look with simple easygoing jewelry that wouldn’t look out of place with any outfit. Instead of buying the ever trendy bar necklace with your initials on it, try a longitude and latitude one inscribed with the coordinates of somewhere meaningful to you.

How To: Simple, upscale casual is easy to achieve. It’s a style that looks good on anyone. You need a loose fitting piece, either top or bottom, like this Fashionista’s sweater or paper bag waist pants, pair with something slightly more fitted but not tight. This outfit style is all about being simultaneously comfortable and put together. Have a fun pair of shoes that either make an outfit more casual or more dressy.  You can mix booties with boyfriend jeans, sneakers with ankle pants, ballet flats with shorts and the options go on and on. Pull the outfit all together with simple everyday jewelry.