If you’re a career woman, you might have a classic style that keeps you polished and chic at the office, and an urban style that makes your weekends edgy and effortless. Mind behind the Fashioned Chic blog, Erica Hoida is a San Diego based fashion blogger known for her classic urban style that may inspire your looks from work to play. So, to make your daily looks a bit modern, mix the classic and urban looks by learning some tricks from her.
Mix classic ensembles with urban pieces to keep your style chic on the weekends.
If you’re tired wearing your skinny jeans and leather jackets on your weekends, think of a classic urban style that can refresh your looks. Instead of a pair of jeans, go for a pair of cargo pants that can be dressed up with a classic blazer like Erica did. Or, Spice up your all-black outfit with a pair of over the knee boots and a classic camel coat that will add some polish to your weekend looks.
Make your office style professional and polished with office-appropriate urban ensembles.
Not all urban ensembles are created equal, so only opt for office-appropriate ones to keep your style edgy at the same time professional. Like Erica, you may opt for a leather skirt, but opt for a more conservative style that falls on your knees and save those miniskirts on your weekends. Don’t forget to dress it up with a classic blazer or coat to bring back the professional looks in you. Since fall season is all about wearing stylish and functional layers, think of a leather vest that you can wear beneath your office blazer if wearing leather as a topping sounds intimidating for you. Straight-leg pants, a chic blouse, and a pair of heels will keep everything office-appropriate.
Resort to a pair of studded sandals or edgy boots to make your style effortless.
Ballet flats may be your favorite choice, but going for a pair of studded sandals or edgy boots will make your overall look edgy. Like Erica, think of a pair of boots with buckles or even studs that can make your simple outfit urban-inspired. Wearing a sweater with jeans this fall season sounds common, so spice it up with a pair of studded heels and some metallic accessories that can make your urban style edgy.
Add some feminine flair to your urban style with lightweight and draped silhouettes.
Since urban style is all about having that tough-girl look and edgy vibe, add some feminine flair to your looks with lightweight and draped silhouettes. Military coats are usually stiff and structured, but you may look for draped silhouettes especially if you’re already wearing edgy leather trousers. Or, think of an edgy yet feminine shirtdress that will look chic with ankle boots. By heeding these simple tricks, you’ll be able to get that classic urban style effortlessly while making your outfits polished and chic.