Looking elegant is not something that’s just reserved for weddings and black tie events. Still, when you think of elegant outfits something like a ball gown or a cocktail dress always comes to mind. Beautiful, yet how does that translate into real life? Enter these 7 casual elegant outfits for every day! Add a little bit of casual elegance to your day to day life with these ideas whether you’re working, staying home, running to the post office, or stocking up on groceries. With small tweaks they can work for every occasion and allow you to look casual yet elegant at the same time!
Casual Elegant Outfits
1. sweater dress + knee high boots
Sweater dresses are my “secret” for that oh so good casual elegance. You look great and look dressed up, yet you’re insanely comfy at the same time. Get even more “elegant points” with a midi to maxi sweater dress.
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2. blazer + basic top + jeans + knee high boots
Boots with a heel are another one of my “secrets” for casual elegant outfits. And yes, I have many secrets! 😉 Wearing heels to the grocery store isn’t exactly common (but hey, do what you want), though you can mimic the feeling and classiness of heels with pointed toe boots that have a little bit of height.
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3. sweater + slip skirt + ankle boots
A slip skirt or something in a silk/satin material is perfect for adding that everyday elegance. Dress it down with a basic sweater and chunky ankle boots. You can try sneakers too!
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4. blouse + jeans + cap toe shoes
Jeans are a great base for casual outfits yet can easily be made elegant by being paired with tops such as a dressy blouse. Cap toe shoes are very Chanel esque and add a touch of elegance!
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5. belted coat/jacket + jeans + boots
Elegant coats are always, always a win. Especially when they’re in a “rich” color like camel and belted! Ultimate sophistication and looks fabulous when paired with simple accessories. Pair with jeans to keep the casual vibes.
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6. pleated skirt + slingback flats + blazer
Consider adding some slingback flats to your wardrobe. They mimic the classy and sophisticated slingback heels, without the extra “fuss” for your day to day life. Remember that elegance can be found in color schemes as well- not just clothing items! Navy and black are always a sophisticated combo.
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7. velvet pants + sweater + mules
Don’t forget that elegance can be found in your materials too with luxe fabrics are such as velvet, cashmere, chiffon, silk, etc. You could be wearing loose almost sweatpant like bottoms, but if it’s in a nice material such as velvet then you’ll still look put together.
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BONUS! For even extra fashion guidance, use the chart below for some ideas when mixing your casual + elegant pieces!
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