For me, smart casual dress is often a problem. I have so many going out dresses, tops and skirts, co-ords and trousers, and so many day time jeans, blouses and cosy knits, but nothing that works in between. However, last week when I went out for my birthday weekend (read all about my birthday weekend and what I got up to here) I felt like I finally got smart casual down to a tee, with some skinny jeans, a black crop top and a black kimono draped over the top for a little extra glam.
The saying "I will stop wearing black when they invent a darker colour" couldn't be more relevant to me. I just love wearing black. It's so easy to wear, goes with everything and is super slimming and sophisticated too, so opting for a pair of standard black skinnies, a crop top and my strappy heels was simple. The question was what to wear with it, and I soon found just what I was looking for when I delved into my mum's wardrobe.
Top - River Island (similar) | Jeans - Topshop (shop here) | Kimono - Dorothy Perkins (similar) | Shoes - Boohoo (similar) | Bag - Primark
I chose this gorgeous black and gold kimono. I think my mum bought this from Dorothy Perkins a little while ago and I knew I would have to borrow it as soon as I saw it. I absolutely love how easy it was to wear and how it added something a little exotic to an otherwise plain outfit. I felt like it suited the location we were headed to (a cocktail bar) perfectly and loved how it fell so nicely over the top too. Now that's what I call super-smart casual ;)
What is your go-to smart casual look?
Lots of love,