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How To Add Polish To Your Casual Wear


By Marie Kelly
22nd Aug 2016
How To Add Polish To Your Casual Wear

Adding polish to your casual wear, while still keeping it low-key and comfy can be a challenge. The answer? Dark denim and a couple of interesting accessories. Here’s a little catwalk inspiration to get you started.

An indigo shade of denim will take you anywhere. It’s now acceptable party wear when worn with a barely there ankle strap heel. But for casual wear, pair it with a patent brogue (dark denim works far better with patent than a lighter wash).

Derek Lam AW16

Chose an elevated sweater. A slightly oversized style (not sloppy) looks chic in an off-duty manner. Go for something textured as it will add softness to denim.

Louis Vuitton AW16

At weekends, there’s no need to lug around a laptop or ipad, so edit down the contents of your handbag to the bare essentials (wallet, keys, phone, lip gloss) and go with a smart mini bag instead. A chain strap or metallic’detailing adds extra polish.

Elisabetta Franchi AW16

Choose an interesting shoe to smarten up your denim/sweater ensemble. Pointed toes are key for AW16 so choose something like the statement flat pictured. Buckles are also a big micro-trend this coming season so this style is ticking lots of practical and trend boxes all at once.

Pucci AW16

 

Holding shot: J. Crew