Casual street style may be the most laidback and cool style you can have, but it may not be the most fashionable looks you can have. From Orange County in the U.S. state of California, Rachel Nguyen is a fashion blogger known for her casual yet eclectic street looks. Her blog “That’s Chic” serves as her online diary sharing her fashion thoughts, street looks, and lifestyle to her readers. If you’re looking to add some unique touches or eclectic looks on your typical casual looks, keep on reading for some style inspiration from Rachel.
When dressing up your casual outfits, wear some unique accessories that complement your looks. You may opt for simple accessories in statement colors, or even ones without statement-making details as long as it will look nice with your simple outfit. For instance, Rachel dressed up her plain white outfit with a cylindrical bag and cute sunglasses that made her overall looks eclectic. Even in the middle of summer, Rachel can be found rocking boots. So, take a cue from her and add tough lace-up boots to your ensemble as they’re a great way to balance out your too feminine outfit.
Like Rachel, make the most out of your denim items. Though boyfriend jeans, denim skirts, chambray shirts, and denim shirtdresses are trendy, Rachel even opted for a lightweight denim blazer and shorts to level up her typical casual looks. And the result in a chic and cool outfit perfect for long walks in the streets. Like Rachel, you may even wear the denim-on-denim trend by contrasting the shades of your chambray shirt with boyfriend jeans like she did, and just complete your looks with a pair of metallic boots for a pop of color.
While keeping her looks casual eclectic, Rachel utilizes clean, simple lines, and colors reflecting the simple California-casual look. Like her, skip fussy ensembles and stick to smooth, clean, minimalist pieces wearing mainly neutrals and splashes of color to keep your overall outfit coordinated but incredibly effortless at the same time. Wearing matching sets like a crop top and slit maxi skirt or loose top and skinny pants is one of Rachel’s ways of looking casual yet eclectic. Just stick to neutral palette of black, gray, white, cream, and such to keep it look chic.
Whether Rachel is wearing long skirts or short shorts, she knows how to play with color, prints, and texture that makes her outfit look more creative. Like her, you may wear a printed shirt with your printed pants, or wear a printed top with touch-enticing brocade skirt. Play with floaty layers makes Rachel’s style more laid back as she loves incorporating lots of open, loose layers. As we can see, she also doesn’t tend to belt her layers or wear many fitted pieces, which gives everything a really relaxed vibe. Instead, she throws on a stylish coat or jacket to create an illusion of a slimmer waist while looking comfortable in her dresses and skirts. Like Rachel, add some eclectic touches on your typical casual looks to make your street style more create and fun.