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Does your style borderline casual and chic? If so, you have a casual chic fashion style. If your style is casual chic, you like to blend casual clothes with chic pieces like pairing a blazer with a pair of shorts and strappy sandals. If this is you, here is a list of staples to build your casual chic wardrobe. Don’t forget, quality over quantity. Let’s begin First essential staples to build your “casual chic” wardrobe is a blazer.  You can wear this with a skirt, shorts, slacks, or anything from the day to the night. A blazer will dress up your casual outfit beautifully. Opt for blazers in neutral colors so you won’t have to purchase a lot of blazers. Save your money for those shoes and handbags.  
  1. Worthington Blazer $42 JCPenney
  2. Basic Blazer $49.90 Zara
  3. Mural Slouchy Boyfriend Blazer $74.00 Nordstrom
Second essential staples to build your “casual chic” wardrobe is a moto jacket. Moto jackets will function opposite to blazers and dress down your dressy or work outfit. Moto jacket can also elevate an outfit such as your leggings with sneakers or shorts with flats.
  1. NYC Faux Leather Moto Jacket  $29.00 New York and Company
  2. Levi’s Faux Leather Moto Jacket  $78.00 Nordstrom
  3. Blank NYC Life Changer Moto Jacket $98.00 Nordstrom
Third essential staples to build your “casual chic” wardrobe is a Denim Jacket. Similarly to moto jackets, a denim jacket will dress down an outfit. You can dress down your delicate wrap dress with a lightweight denim jacket and call it a night. #turnup
  1. NYDJ Frayed-Hem Denim Jacket $29.75 Lord & Taylor
  2. AE boyfriend fit denim jacket $48.96 American Eagle
  3. Levi’s Ex-Boyfriend Trucker Denim Jacket $98.00 Free People
Fourth essential staples to build your “casual chic” wardrobe is a Trench Coat. A classic camel coat can act as a blazer in the colder months.
  1. Military Trench Coat $38.00 Lucky Brand
  2. Parisian Classic Trench Coat $51.00 Asos
  3. Double Breasted Trench Coat $75.60 Express
Fifth essential staples to build your “casual chic” wardrobe is a plain white Tee. I found that a scoop neck Tee is dressier than a V neck. 
  1. Scoop Neck Tee – $12.80 Pact
  2. The Cotton V-Neck – $15.00 Everlane
  3.  James Perse Short Sleeve V Neck Tee $60.00 – Shopbop
Sixth essential staples to build your “casual chic” wardrobe is a silk cami. Cami’s are great layering garments. To take it to the next level where you can wear it on its own. I recommend that you purchase a silk, chiffon or satin cami.
  1. Kendall & Kylie Silk Lace Cami – $27.97 Nordstrom Rack
  2. Topshop Satin Camisole – $30 Nordstrom
  3. The Double-Lined Silk V-Neck Cami – $65 Everlane
Seventh essential staples to build your “casual chic” wardrobe is a pencil skirt. You can wear a pencil skirt to work as well as on a night out.
  1. Kendall & Kylie Pencil Skirt- $19.90 Nordstrom Rack
  2. Fair Trade Organic Knit Pencil Skirt- $32.99 Fair Indigo
  3. Vince Camuto Pull-On Pencil Skirt – $69.00 Nordstrom
Eight essential staples to build your “casual chic” wardrobe is a pair of light wash denim. I say light wash because you easily dress it up with your blazer and pumps.
  1. Levi’s Boyfriend Jeans -$44.99 Macy’s
  2. The High-Rise Skinny Jean (Regular) – $68 Everlane
  3. Democracy Midrise. Ankle Jeans $68.00 Lord and Taylor
Ninth essential staples to build your “casual chic” wardrobe is two pair of pumps. I highly recommend a pair of black and nude pumps. Black pumps are classy and match with nearly every garment, and nude pumps can elevate your outfit and make you look chic.
  1. Savilla Point-Toe Pumps $99.00 Vince Camuto
  2. Micheal Kors Flex Kitten Heel Pumps $99.00 Macy’s
  3. Christian Louboutin Pigalle Follies Pointy Toe Pump $695.00 Nordstrom
Lastly, you need a stunning crossbody handbag, and I recommend the ones with metal chains because they instantly elevate your outfit and immediately take it from plain to chic.
  1. Karl Lagerfeld Paris Chrevron Quilted Leather Crossbody Bag $79.99 Gilt
  2. Rebecca Minkoff Love Quilted Leather Crossbody Bag $154.87 Saks Fifth Avenue
  3. Valentino by Mario Valentino Small Quilted Leather Crossbody Bag $219.99 Saks Off Fith
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