Not casual chic, just casual. Urban casual. As in, wearing a very casual outfit on the city streets…
A very casual outfit is sort of camouflage, hiding in plain sight, flying under the radar… But that’s OK.
Not every outfit is about standing out or making a statement. Sometimes we just want to fit in, or even blend in. It’s tiresome being stylish all the time; even a fashionista needs a day off. You know, when she can be incognito, in disguise, go unnoticed…
We all have days when comfort is top priority, for whatever reason. Perhaps the weather poses a challenge, or all the nice clothes are in the laundry. And sometimes we just can’t be bothered to think about style because we have other things on our mind.
We have things to do and places to be, so we just want to get on with it and not worry about style.
OK, maybe a casual outfit if fine for running some errands. But would I wear this to work? Or to lunch?
Yes, and yes. And I have, both to work and to lunch.
Of course, I work in a very casual environment, in a country where the dress code is extremely flexible (i.e. casual). And no, I did not stand out in any way (in a negative sense) wearing this, either at work or in a nice restaurant on a Saturday afternoon. Nobody batted an eyelid.
What does that say about me and my environment? Well, at least one thing: if I want to get noticed, I have to dress up. As in take it up a notch. Or two. Or five…
parka: Phase Eight (old) / cashmere jumper: Max & Co / bag: Furla (old) scarf: Lochmere (old) /
ankle boots: Nero Giardini (old) / umbrella: old / gloves: Fancy Fanny (old)
How casual is too casual?
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