Friday, February 22, 2013

Casual Fridays Done Right

If yours is a casual Friday kind of office, then yay! That's a great opportunity to give your "office clothes" a break, and put your cute weekend clothes to work.

When I say "cute weekend clothes" I don't mean the t-shirt that's three sizes too large either.  Use Fridays as a way to put together cute and comfortable outfits that you can potentially use while running errands on Saturdays.

That's what I do.  Somehow putting together a casual outfit is wildly more difficult then a night on the town for me, so I get my practice on Fridays figuring out what works and sometimes knowing by lunch time-what doesn't.

A few key pieces to have that make it a lot easier to put these types of outfits together are:
First, tailored hoodies.  A tailored hoodie is much different from a normal one in that it gives you more shape and looks less like you're in the middle of a Lifetime movie marathon.  Look for well structured shoulders and a mid section that curves inward (like this one from JC Penny!).

Causal flats are another good thing to have in your arsenal. Just because it's casual Fridays doesn't mean it's the one time of the week to bust out your Nike's. Start looking for cuter shoes that fall in the "comfortable yet cute enough to wear to the movies and not be embarrassed if you run into someone you know" category.  These are so easy to find, and you'll love it once you get a pair that's so You!

And what's always good to have any time of year, for any occasion are a ton of basic shirts-in every color under the sun.  These shirts will help you not just on Fridays, but everyday ending in Y.  They'll give you a good foundation for layering and look casual, but still put together at the end of the week.

Comfortable doesn't have to mean slouchy-people!
Keep the confidence going strong with some good weekend clothes and you'll be cruising cute allll the time!

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