How to Elevate a Casual Outfit to the Next Level

August 21, 2017

Happy Monday lovely people! I hope you had an amazing weekend and ready to start a new week. I had a great time with my girlfriend over the weekend. I was so excited to see her after weeks! I can’t believe we live in the same city, probably a 20-minute drive away, but we only see each other every two weeks. Call it a blessing or curse, we are both such workaholics that our schedule barely works together.

Before I start talking about this outfit, I have to say she is the reason that this blog is up today. It was supposed to be an outfit post for Instagram, but the pictures turned out to be so good, we decided to make a blog post. I didn’t have my camera on me, so all the pictures in this blog post were taken by iPhone 7 plus (that camera tho).

Ok enough of my chit-chat; let’s jump into it and talk about this look,


I’m pretty sure this happens to all of us, standing in the closet confused not knowing what to wear!? This happens to me more than I’d like to admit, I usually end up reaching for jeans and a T-shirt after all that debating. After a while of wearing almost the same casual outfit over and over, I feel like I need to do something to shake up the look. I rely on a few simple tips to take my casual outfit to the next level.

  • Wear your favorite/ unique top.

Sometimes wearing your favorite top compared to wearing a basic T-shirt, can elevate your look and give you more confidence.


In my case, whenever I need my mom around me, I wear one of her old tops and channel my inner Haleh when she was in her 20s. Honestly, I always wanted to be my mom when I grow up. I remember her wearing the coolest/edgiest outfits whenever she came to my school meetings. My favorite memory is her wearing the coolest high-waist mom jeans with red Vans slides. All my friends to this day think that my mom is way cooler than me. All she was wearing were body suits and knit tops with jeans. Every time, I go home to visit her, I raid her closet for a cool knit top lol. I already have four of them. 🙂

  • Wear your favorite jewelry.

I rarely leave my house without jewelry! To me, a little bit of jewelry adds a personal and unique aspect to your casual outfit. For the past few months, I’ve been wearing my favorite necklaces almost in all my looks. My mom gifted them to me as part of my souvenir from her last Solo vacation.

  • Wear some contrast or a pop of color.

Adding in a colorful piece stands out; brings new interest to your outfit. In this look, I went for my favorite colorful sandals before the season is over. So we can see that how a touch of color with a bit of heel can elevate a casual outfit to the next level.

  • Wear statement-making shoes or bag.

To me, this is the most fun step! In my case, I usually prefer a pair of cool shoes to a cool purse. A pair of unique shoes elevates my casual outfit to the next level. Honestly, sometimes I’m too lazy to even carry a handbag lol. As you see here, I only carried my wallet with me instead of a handbag.


What would you prefer? Are you a handbag gal or a shoe lover or even both?

How do you like to take a casual outfit to the next level?

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