Let’s face it, running errands doesn’t require breaking out our most impressive outfit. We’ve all heard the phrase “look good, feel good” before, and it couldn’t be more applicable. Putting in some extra effort while picking out your outfit for running errands can make the experience that much more enjoyable.

I spotted this Fashionista downtown walking her precious pup and getting in some shopping time. I was drawn to her outfit initially because of her effortless, casual style. Sometimes it can be tricky to avoid looking like you tried too hard to be casual, but she pulled it off without fail.

Her trendy knee-high gladiator sandals set the outfit off with the perfect amount of fun and eye-catching detail. She kept it simple with a plain black high-neckline top that kept the outfit casual. She paired bold printed shorts with the sandals and top to complete her look. She opted for a light load of accessories with just a dainty necklace, cuff and pair of hoop earrings. Her cat eye sunglasses provided a chic and practical touch to the look.

By tucking in her shirt, she highlighted her natural waist and avoided looking shapeless. In matching her shirt and shoes, it doubled in making the outfit look put together yet uncomplicated. It also created balance between the top and bottom half of the outfit by forming a color block effect that unified the individual pieces. This Fashionista made this look work by keeping her accessories light and repeating the same color in key pieces. The best way to stay casual and chic for running errands is to carefully choose a few statement items for the outfit and focus on highlighting them.

One Simple Change: Off to an early dinner with friends after your day checking things off off of your to-do list? Trade in that simple necklace for a statement necklace. This change is easy, but it will completely transform the look from casual to the perfect look for a girl’s night out! You’ll be the talk of the town with coordinated, trendy pieces on perfect display in your balanced, effortless look.