Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Three Ways To Elevate Your Casual Look

Plaid Top (Similar) c/o: Caite & Kyla / / Flare Pants c/o XCVI / / Liv Purse by Caite & Kyla

Though there are far more than three ways to elevate your personal casual style, we're hitting my three-step process for this post: ties, prints, and accessories.   Small adjustments take what you're wearing from a pair of pants and a top to confidence and personal expression. I can feel confident in leggings and a tee shirt by following these three steps. Today's featured outfit levels up flare pants and plaid from some of my favorite brands. Be sure to look for discount codes a the end of the post. 

1.  Start With the Top

Whether you're styling a graphic tee, a collared shirt, or a bulky sweater you can add more personal style with a side tuck, a belt up, a twist, or a tie-up (as I'm sharing in today's look).  It's quick, easy, and can be more flattering than a full tuck!

2. Mix Up Some Prints

Camo with stripes or floral. 

Leopard with stripes or floral. 

Or how about snakeskin with plaid? There's plenty of options to experiment with.  

Plaid Top (Similar) c/o: Caite & Kyla / / Flare Pants c/o XCVI / / Liv Purse by Caite & Kyla

3. Don't Forget Accessories

Add a pop of color with your handbag. 

Add focal interest and a slimming effect with a pair of statement earrings. 

Add a bracelet stack, paint your nails, and stack minimalist rings on a few fingers. 

Add your best shades. They can make an old sweatshirt look fab. 

Plaid Top (Similar) c/o: Caite & Kyla / / Flare Pants c/o XCVI / / Liv Purse by Caite & Kyla / / Snakeskin Boots

Liv Purse by Caite & Kyla / / Luca Love Bracelets

Outfit Specifics


The plaid top is c/o Caite & Kyla. This particular style is sold out but last week's post feature is still available. Save 20% off with code: GranolaNGrace20


The Arrin pants c/o XCVI are a comfortable flare corduroy with a pull-on waist. These are a closet staple for sure!


Last post I mentioned that Caite & Kyla featured an unprecedented sale for Black Friday and Cyber Monday - 70%!! This soft leather bag with lots of pockets became mine! Save 20% off with code: GranolaNGrace20


A Target clearance find from last year!


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  1. Chrissy, this outfit is so adorable! I love these colors on you. And that top and bag are just so cute. I am dying over these cool pants, too! Well done, my friend. You look fabulous as always!


  2. Love this look, great colours in your shirt and bag :) Thanks for hosting.

  3. This is a great outfit on you I love the top and bag together! And I agree with these points - especially the accessory one, I think bags can really make a difference to an outfit! :)

    Thanks for the link up :)

    Hope that your week is going well!

    Away From The Blue | Handbag Gift Guide

  4. Such an amazing look! I love those fun pants and that shirt!

  5. Oh, I should have checked out their sales but I probably would have spent too much money! I love the handbag and that shirt is amazing!

  6. This is a great outfit! Excellent tips. It's the little details that make an outfit more than a top and pants.

  7. I love this top ! What a great color in plaid and the design. I love it with the flares and the bag was the perfect match! I love adding those accessories that make a look too!
    Have a great day!
    jess xx

  8. What a great shirt. I love the surprise of the back + perfectly styled with the snake skin boots. Love the entire look!

  9. Love this outfit so much and these styling tips! Your red bag is gorgeous!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  10. The accessories are always my mainstay Chrissy. And I just love the colors you've paired together here.

  11. Caite & Kyla definitely has the market on elevating a casual look. All the attention to detail and quality fabrics make the difference. Of course those Arrin pants in corduroy are genius to; definitely my favorite XCVI piece!

  12. I love those flared pants! They look great with the plaid shirt!

    Emma xxx

  13. Oh Chrissy I just can't get enough of those pants- sooo goood!! And you my friend, elevate all looks!! xx

  14. These are some great tips, I am really loving your look. Those pants are amazing! Thank you for hosting this link up!

    Life is a Shoe

  15. This is such a great look - love the colour of the top, and your bag! Gorgeous!

  16. Cool suggestions! I love your pants and you have styled it great!


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