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STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Casual-Chic

To all those skeptics out there claiming that you have to be glamorous 24/7, I’ve got some news for you. This is totally and completely false. On the runway, we are being bombarded with different designers who are promoting a more casual line to their otherwise super stylish evening wear. From Ralph Lauren to Tommy Hilfiger to Donna Karan, it’s no wonder that the “less glitz and more lazy” approach to the industry is becoming a popular standpoint for those not wanting to look like they’re going to the Oscars every night.

This Fashionista is doing the laid-back look perfectly. She’s wearing a rugged denim jacket that adds a bit of a “rough around the edges” vibe to her ‘tude – which we are not hating on. Along with a pair of comfy track sweats, she layers on the cotton with a graphic T-shirt and a cozy green hoodie. We can’t forget the most important part of the “just-rolled-out-of-bed-but-don’t-I-look-adorable” look: the shoes. Alas, we have the orthopedic shoes that make us never want to wear stilettos again. People, with an ensemble this purposely run down, there is no better footwear than the trusty Birkenstock. For a look that’s less “weekend at the cottage” and more “style meets comfort,” try a pair that differs from the usual brown shade. This mix of gray and dark beige creates a color that is almost too pretty to pass up.

With no tight skirts, ruffled collars or faux leather sticky pants, there is absolutely nothing standing in your way of conquering your day. The best part about this outfit? It looks effortless. Throw on a few silver accessories, brush that hair out of your face and go take on the world.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Just because you want to be comfortable does not mean you have to be dressed head to toe in a tracksuit. For a look that’s still chic, don’t forget a pop of color and some fun accessories to look a little more put together.”