If there’s a big challenge to summer dressing, it’s how to get fashionable looks that are casual enough to be seasonally on-trend while looking polished since the undone look is very in nowadays. Mind behind the Sofi’s Snapshots blog, Sofi Fahrman started her career at Swedish ELLE and hosted the Swedish version of Project Runway. Since she tends to excel at achieving a perfectly polished casual summer look, keep on reading to scoop some tricks from her.
Resort to neutral colored ensembles and classic prints.
Though going for a monochromatic dressing is the timeless way of looking elegant, going for neutral color combinations and some classic prints won’t hurt. Like Sofi, add some flair to your black tee with a high waist snake print skirt teamed with slip on sandals. Instead of going for a pair of black skinny jeans to team with your black off shoulder blouse, go for a dark blue pair to add some contrast to your neutral palette.
Balance your structures and silhouettes.
Oversized silhouettes will never look polished so better skip the trend of if you’re aiming for a put-together look. Like Sofi, you may take advantage of structured, architectural, and contoured ensembles like a wrap skirt, peplum blouse, tulip skirt, or an asymmetric skirt. When wearing a loose top with wide leg pants, always keep your waist definition, or else your waist will look as wide as your hips. Stick to the traditional rule of wearing loose with fitted and boxy with voluminous to keep your style casual yet polished.
You have to be able to adjust according to your lifestyle.
Depending on your lifestyle, casual means different from work and play. If you’re in a business where you’re running around being very physical and the next minute in a serious meeting where you need to look polished, you have to keep the lines clear. Like Sofi, a casual wrap dress can be great for impromptu meetings at the same time with a dinner with friends. Just keep the contrast, contradiction, and opposites in mind when pulling together your casual yet polished look.
Add some polish to your style with chic accessories.
Simple accessory changes will update your look without having to do a wardrobe overhaul. Accessories don’t have to look statement-making and bright all the time as classic pieces will work. If you’re wearing a loose top, think of wearing a belt that can add some shape to them. A pair of classic black pumps may be enough to dress up your overall look, while a pair of leopard print sneakers can add some edgy vibe while keeping your style effortless. By heeding these tricks from Sofi, you’ll be able to create a casual yet polished style perfect for weekends.