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June 17, 2011  | by: LaDawn Penigar-Mitchell

Free People Dress

Every summer brings a diverse new crop of trends and styles for you to try and fall in love with. However, sometimes it is a lot easier to take a deep breath and allow your summer style to be uncomplicated and understated, with an easygoing vibe that will still get you noticed. A casual approach to fashion is always a good idea for the days you want simple, easy dressing without the added hassle.

Splendid Tank Top

Dressing casually doesn’t mean forfeiting style and wearing unfashionable clothes but rather adopting a relaxed look and giving it a twist. Whether you’re shopping, walking the streets of your town or city or at the movies, still look inspired and trendy with a low-maintenance outfit.

Dresses are always a go-to for summer fashion because they’re super easy to find in a variety of styles and colors, and comfortable yet stylish. Look relaxed and laid-back with a simple loose-fitting dress in a solid or neutral color, or with interesting prints or colors that make your dress stand out but don’t create a formal look. Modify the look with a tiny belt around your waist to define your figure and show off your curves. From sleeves to no sleeves and short to maxi, there is a perfect dress out there for you that will look wonderful and showcase your personal style.

Current Elliot Boyfriend Jean

A nice top can be casually worn with a variety of fashion pieces like shorts, pants and skirts and help aid your casual chic look. Mix and match your basic pieces with cute tops such as blouses, tanks and button fronts for an added flair to your outfit that will look fresh, modern and stylish. Tank tops are especially great for wearing in summer’s scorching heat.  Raid your boyfriend’s closet or buy a loose-fitting, classic button front that can be paired with khakis, jeans or skirts. Long and loose cardigans designed to hang open can be thrown into the mix for lightweight easy layering that adds extra substance to your outfit in a subtle way. Choose to go for a simple and basic top or a fun printed one to match with your basic bottoms to complete your laid-back look.

Vince Linen Pant

Revolve your casual look this summer around your wardrobe’s bottoms. Bottoms are so versatile because you can pair them with virtually everything in your wardrobe and alter the look to your tastes. Shorts are super hot and an instant grab during the summer. They can be matched with almost every top you own and bought in a wide variety of fabrics and colors to coincide with whatever style you are going for.

Denim is always a winner, and you should have no qualms breaking out your favorite broken-in pair for extra comfort when styling your laid-back look. Tight jeans are a no-no; a pair that allows you to move easily with a casual and relaxed look—like a boyfriend jean—is a good choice to complement your cute top, but level out the dressiness. Other pants, such as loose-fitting linen, or loose cropped pants, also work out for a casual, simple look.

Finally a long maxi skirt or short mini in bright, vivid colors and prints are wonderful when paired with basic tops. All of these bottoms are desirable when creating your comfortable and easy-to-wear outfit.

Nine West Sandal

No one ever said that looking relaxed meant appearing boring or unstylish. A casual look can easily be managed with chic clothing combined with basic pieces. Neutrals and solids, muted colors and earthy tones, and simple lines are perfect for a chill summer style, but do not be afraid to throw in colorful and bright pieces to give your outfit a wow factor. Great accessories, such as a light summer scarf, simple jewelry, and a flat sandal, help put together an outfit that isn’t complex but still creative and eye-catching. Be inspired and allow your summer style to be laid-back cool but in a fun, exciting way.

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