Remember the iconic ensemble Carrie Bradshaw wore in “The Sex and The City” .The casual raglan sports tee with the gorgeous purple maxi flare skirt. Well yes, that’s what started the so-popular trend called ” The Casual Lux” and now it is back once again in the ever-changing fashion cycle. Time to embrace it perhaps?
What is the Casual Lux ? :
Casual lux is a style when you pair a fancy piece of outfit (lux) with something ordinary (casual). Wearing a boyfriend jeans with a shimmery sequin top, a fancy dress with sneakers or a tee with a much more sophisticated skirt like the one I have styled below.
How Can I pull off the “Casual Lux” look without looking silly ? :
This is a tricky style because you are basically trying to pair two very different fashion styles together- sporty creative along with elegant or dramatic. The key to pull off this look is the word ‘unity’. Make sure the pieces of your ensemble have a common element somewhere. It could be a similar colour in your tee and skirt or a pattern in your shirt and jeans. You can also achieve unity by putting together accessories that help you bridge the style gap between your top and skirt.
eg. I have tried to match my clutch with my top and lipstick and have elements of black in my tee, shoes and eyewear. Hence you can see a constant element of pink and black in the overall outfit thus harmonising the entire look.
Tip – Don’t go for too many colours when pairing contrasting styles. Stick to maximum 3-4 colours with at least one or two being neutrals.
The key is styling right. If in the first glance you have doubts, maybe something is wrong. Go with your gut. Often than not, fashion is all about sensing if something works or not.
I have paired a casual pink slogan tank top with a long flare black and white skirt for a perfect day out to brunch. Oh and also the sunnies for the sunny California.
MY OUTFIT :
- Top : Cotton On, San Francisco
- Skirt : Street shop, Singapore
- Pink Clutch : Lakme, India
- Black Pumps : DMK, Singapore
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