Casual Chic Style: How to Mix Chic and Comfort for Everyday Wear


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You don't have to sacrifice comfort to achieve a chic everyday style. Create a look that's both fashionable and easy to wear by choosing classic yet comfortable pieces that pair well with top trends and impart timeless elegance to your wardrobe.

Whether you're dressing for work or play, the right essential garments help you conquer your day in style. Learn how to put together a casual chic look for everyday wear with our style inspiration tips: 

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Anchor the Look with a Classic Piece

The key to a casual chic style is finding a classic piece that serves as the foundation for your look. For example, you could take timeless bootleg pants and pair them with a basic T-shirt and a piece of statement jewelry, like oversized hoop earrings. For a dressier look, couple your favorite denim with a tailored blazer and a strand of pearls. 

Count on a Neutral Color Palette

Neutral hues are a winning choice when it comes to wardrobe staples. White, black and beige colors go with almost anything so you can build an array of mix-and-match looks with pieces in these hues. Pair white knit capris with a white tee to achieve an easygoing and on-trend monochromatic look. If you like something with contrast, you can't go wrong with the always-in-style black and white combination. 

Combine Athleisure with Corporate Casual

Merging athletic wear with casual business pieces is another way to create an everyday style that's both casual and chic. The Sport Collection at St. John Knits has everything you need to pull off this style, from jacquard knit shells to comfortable cropped pants made with luxe cashmere.

If you have a favorite pair of yoga pants, dress them up with a sleek jersey T-shirt or cashmere knit sweater. Or, slip on your favorite comfy T-shirt with a pair of slacks for a look that's tailored yet laid-back at the same time. 

Play with Patterns and Textures

Rock a casual chic style by mixing different patterns and textures. Match a colorblock top with solid pants, or go bold by combining two different pattern types, such as stripes with a herringbone pattern or polka dots with plaid.

When it comes to textures, super-soft cashmere tops complement your favorite denim jeans, while cashmere pants go perfectly with a knit cardigan or a chunky knit pullover. 

Complete the Look with Outerwear

No casual chic outfit is complete without the right outerwear. Toss a classic camel coat over your go-to jeans-and-blazer look, or layer a satin jacket over a T-shirt and a pair of leggings. If you want a piece that goes with everything, opt for a knee-length knit jacket in classic black.

For the ultimate casual chic style, find impeccably crafted everyday pieces that are versatile enough to take you from day to night in style. 

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