A Casual Evening

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Casual, business casual, smart casual… It’s all very confusing. Especially if you live in a country where the dress code is always more or less casual, whatever the occasion.

Then the question is, how casual is too casual? Or, what is casual enough, if you don’t want to look too dressed up.

It’s summer, after all, and nobody dresses up in summer. But you still want to look like you’ve made an effort to appear somewhat put-together. Just not too put-together.

And where did I wear this outfit? Any guesses?

Yes, I could wear it to work. I said I live in a country with a very relaxed dress code. And no, I don’t work in an office (but I could wear this if I did). However, I didn’t wear this outfit to work. In fact, Professor M and I didn’t have any plans, really; we were just walking around, enjoying a sunny summer evening. And then we ended up in a trendy bar for drinks and a snack.

So, was I dressed appropriately for the occasion? Absolutely. Just casual enough, but not too casual, for a sunny summer evening.

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Outfit details:

dress: Oysho (old) / cardigan: Masai / bag: Coach / shoes: Jenny

What’s the dress code where you live?


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  1. Nancy's Fashion Style
    7 July 2018 / 7:17 am

    A beautiful dress!

    • Tiina L
      11 July 2018 / 9:29 am

      Thanks, Nancy!

  2. Patti Gibbons
    8 July 2018 / 10:54 pm

    Great dress, Tiina, and how lovely to be out walking and end up at a pub! xox-Pattihttp://notdeadyetstyle.com

    • Tiina L
      11 July 2018 / 9:30 am

      Thanks, Patti! Well, actually it wasn't a pub, but the bar of a new design hotel…

  3. Jill James
    10 July 2018 / 8:29 am

    That casual dress code is always a problem , one persons casual is another's overdressed. I like your version of casual in your long dress . Perfect for a Summer evening stroll with the bonus of drinks and snacks in a bar. Enjoy that Summer sunshine.

    • Tiina L
      11 July 2018 / 9:30 am

      Thanks, Jill.

  4. señora Allnut
    12 July 2018 / 8:27 am

    it's a beautiful dress and it looks perfect for a walk and some appetizers!. You look comfortable and cool and elegant so it's perfect!I've never heard about a dress code until I started to read fashion advice on the internet!. I've always worked in an office, sometimes in a very formal environment, and I've always been considered as 'overdressed'. Everybody wears jeans, even flipflops and bermudas in the summer.besos

    • Tiina L
      12 July 2018 / 10:18 pm

      Thanks!I've always wondered about dress code for work, too. I mean, I've never worked in a place with a dress code, and I don't even know anyone who does…

  5. Jessica Jannenga
    12 July 2018 / 2:36 pm

    Sounds like a nice night! Love the purple added to your neutral dress. Lovely!thanks for linking!jess xxhttp://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • Tiina L
      12 July 2018 / 10:16 pm

      Thanks, Jessica.

  6. Emma Peach
    15 July 2018 / 4:48 pm

    Beautiful dress! The purple cardigan looks lovely with it. Thanks for linking up!Emma xxxwww.style-splash.com

    • Tiina L
      16 July 2018 / 11:29 am

      Thanks, Emma!

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