I know my Friday is off to a good start when I’m in my favorite Friday “work uniform.” I don’t have an actual work uniform, but I seem to always end up in denim shirts and skirts on Fridays. Toss in some sweater tights, and it’s a full blown casual Friday party. And, of course, icing on the cake? A statement necklace to keep the look from becoming a little too casual of a party at work. I’m keeping today short and sweet…casual and chic. Happy Friday, readers!
Skirt: Ann Taylor Loft ($2 marked down from $60)
Top: Gap ($16 marked down from $60)
Tights: Gap ($2 marked down from $20)
Shoes: Not Rated via DSW ($50 marked down from $75) (seriously, I wear these ALL the time)
Necklace: c/o Oasap available here
Fashion Huntress tips:
1) When tights are around $2-$5, their price has generally gotten to the lowest that it will be. The current Gap sale has quite a few pairs of tights at this price point. I found that the in-store sale was better than the online sale, so it might be worth a trip to your local store, if you are looking for high-quality, low cost tights.
2) I don’t know about anybody else, but I often find that denim shirts and button downs just do not lay flat under skirts. As a result, I seem to get the “ripple/bulk” effect when I pair my button downs with pencil skirts. In order to avoid this, I often tuck my denim shirt or button down into my tights and then put on my skirt. This seems to really cut down on the otherwise bulky look that tops can add to pencil skirts. It may sound uncomfortable, but I really don’t even notice it- and of course, I generally buy my tights in one size up to leave the room I need for tucking in shirts. Side note, this top was last seen here (much less bulky with pants!):
Anyone else have tips for keeping pencil skirts laying flat? I’d love to hear them! I hope everyone has a wonderful Friday and weekend! Thanks so much for stopping by!
28 replies to “causal and chic friday”
I love The Loft! Their sale rack is amazing. I got two pairs of dress pants their for $8. They were originally $68 a piece.
NICE!! Total steal!! 🙂
Thank you for the tips! I always find myself in that awkward situation! 😀 loving the look! Xx
Oh I love this – I’m such a huge fan of denim shirts! I like wearing control underwear under pencil skirts, it keeps me feeling like everything is in its place, lol.
Excellent tip! I need to try that!!
Amazing casual outfit. I love the denim shirt in combination with the eye-catching necklace 🙂
XOXO Julia ❤
I always tuck my shirt into my tights! Denim shirts are my favorite and I love this look on you!
I also fight the shirt “bump” and end up fussing with it all day! I find the “tuck into tights trick” works well too…plus its comfy. Looking cute and fab as always, my Fashion Huntress friend! Have a great weekend! xx..Cortneybre…
Casual and CHIC it is! Love the gold-toned necklace and how fun are your boots! The front detailing is so cool and edgy 🙂 xo~ Lena
I’m going to create a similar look with pieces I own. Love this outfit so much. You look great! 😀
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love the look girl. boots and necklace are chic!! cute denim shirt.
Great outfit! And yeah I totally use the tights trick myself too – works every time 🙂
Wow! What a cool and stylish combination. I love the denim shirt so much.
Super cute! I love a good chambray shirt!
$2 marked down for 60! That’s like…I don’t’ even know what percentage of ridiculousness! 😀
I do the “tuck shirt into tights” trick too. It really works!
Oh snap, funky necklace! I love it paired with your denim shirt, very sharp. I tuck my shirt into my tights too, it really does help to keep that extra bulk down 🙂
This is perfection! You always look absolutely lovely!
Much love, Vanessa
Great outfit as always! Loving that necklace especially! 🙂
LOVE those boots. I can absolutely see why you wear them all the time. Also, nice tip about the tucking the shirt into tights – I will have to try that one out! 😀
Casual and chic! Love the addition of the statement necklace!
I love denims and they look so perfect with skirts…your outfit is really chic!
Pretty denim ❤️
Love this look! I have the same boots only in grey (and I got a great deal, too!) — wear them all the time cause they are so comfy. =)
Kt (from the Drs. Klassy and Fab)
Thanks for the tights tips! XO
I always kick myself for getting so behind on your blog posts! Love this casual look! Those boots are adorable and that necklace eee might have to buy it! 🙂