Casual Elegance Is What I’m Going for—10 Low-Key Yet Classy Outfits I'm Copying


The older I’ve gotten, the more casual my style has become. This. however, isn’t something I view as a bad thing. Instead, I find it empowering. Gone are the days of feeling the need to hide myself behind more statement outfits. Now, at the ripe age of 34 and feeling more comfortable in my own skin than I ever have, I’ve found there’s beauty to be had in casual outfits that I never fully appreciated before.

Of course, I still want to look classic and chic, but these attributes aren’t tethered to high heels and fanciful dresses. On the contrary, I’d argue the most classic looks are those that rely on more refined, uncontrived items which, depending on the styling, can work casually or formally. It’s something you understand more acutely with trial and error—styling ensembles without worrying about whether they “work” or not and getting a feel for what you like in the process. However, if time is short, I’ve got you.