How to Nail Casual Cool Style

It looks effortless. But like beachy waves or just-rolled-out-of-bed hair, it is actually tricky to pull off! There’s more to it than thorwing on a bunch of clothes and running out the door. Think about the look you want and then think outside the box to achieve it.

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A few tips to nail the casual cool style this season:

1. Go with the Flow: Keep it loose and cool. Pair a flowy scarf with a sweater wrap or a tunic under a sweater coat. Wear them over skinny jeans or leggings to keep it from looking sleek, not sloppy. Clothes that sway with you when you walk add a touch of elegance.

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2. Layer on the Comfort: Add a button down under your sweater instead of a tshirt. Add a sweater under a blazer. Throw on a vest, add a cardigan. Adding layers add dmension and – when done right – is a way to really make your look stand out.

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3. Opposites attract: Pair distressed boyfriend jeans or a sweatshirt with a formal blazer. Wear a denim shirt with nice trousers or s flare skirt. Summery shorts with a warm cozy sweater. Thinking outside the box and mixing styles is not only right on trend, but a great way to expand your wardrobe without spending a dime!

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About Melissa

Written by Melissa Angert, editor of this fashion blog and author of Girlymama. You can also find her on Twitter as Melissa Angert. She is a mom of 3 living in Providence.


  1. Sporting the Red Sox hat already – too cool! Love it with the dog too 😉

  2. I love the black and white cozy sweater, and I adore the sweatshirt under the blazer!

  3. LOVE the doggie picture – both the outfit and the cute canine accessory. 😉