Tuesday, April 7, 2009


example, choose cohesive pieces built around basic styles and three colors for the best mix-and-match wardrobe (khaki, denim, red; black, khaki, white;etc.)
Find great casual shoes because nothing kills a chic sporty look like a pair of white running shoes. Retro sneaks in colorful suedes, boots, sandals, etc. are great with most casual wear.
Use casual accessories and handbags -- don't try to mix a gold and diamond watch with a sweatshirt unless you're a rapper. Choose sporty watches and bags to keep from mixing styles.
Keep your casual clothes in tip-top shape -- ironed, cleaned, mended.
Avoid casual cliches like baggy sweats and leggings. The former is for lounging around the house only and the latter will make you look like you're stuck in the '80s. Instead, opt for great track suits with a more fitted look in fun colors (pink, blue, red)and rich fabrics like velour or terry.
Don't get ridiculous about style. If you're working in the garden or cleaning the house, you can wear whatever works for you. As a matter of fact, keep some grungy clothes just for those down-and-dirty tasks. Unless you live next door to Mr. Blackwell, no one's going to hold it against you.