The Best Casual Date Outfits

So you’re going on a date. You may be having a picnic, heading to the cinema, or maybe brunch, and you want to wear what you wear everyday, only better, right? Of course, you should always wear what you feel most comfortable in, but if you’d like to take a load off, we’ve got you covered with these stylish looks.

Blue jeans + white shirt

In my opinion, this is the best outfit for every casual occasion. Whether you’re going for a coffee or to meet his family – you can’t go wrong with a white shirt and some denim.

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Shop: Blouse – Zara ($69.90); Jeans – Topshop ($85)

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Girly + grunge

Team a flirty, feminine, floral dress or skirt, with a leather or denim jacket and some ankle boots for an edge.

Style Icon: Miranda Kerr (See image at top – she’s got you covered for every occasion!)

Miranda Kerr

Shop: Dress – ASOS ($104.74); Leather-look jacket – H&M ($59.95)


The button-up, shirt dress

If it’s a beautiful day and you’re spending it outdoors – go with an easy-going midi, tea-length or maxi dress to look like the goddess you are.

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Shop: Pixie Market ($69); ASOS ($76.17)

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5 Ways To Style A White Shirt

Owning a white shirt forms the basis of not only your wardrobe, but a multitude of outfits which you could create with this inexpensive item of clothing. Whatever style you’re going for, the white shirt can dress up an outfit, or keep it casual with the right accessories.

1. Jeans

Pair a crisp white shirt with almost any shade, wash and style of jeans for a look which is never out-dated. If the shirt-sleeves are long, feel free to roll them up the the elbow for a casual look, or keep them cuffed at the wrist for the evening. Slightly tuck your shirt into the front of your jeans for a chic way to take this look straight from day to night. A chunky watch is a must-have to complete this classic look.

2. Blazer

This one is for all the business women who constantly find themselves alternating between collared white shirts and blazer combinations. Keep it fresh by switching up your blazers; whether they are double breasted, boyfriend, bomber or even cropped at the waist. This will keep your outfit looking fresh, and will allow you to get more wear out of your clothes.

3. Leather jacket

Since it’s the beginning of winter, this is a perfect excuse to dust off your leather jacket and take it out to play. Pairing your leather (or pleather) jacket with a white shirt is an iconic look which is sure to keep you warm, whilst looking chic and put together at the same time. A classic pair of heels such as a nude or black pointed-toe is ideal for winter, and completes the entire look.

4. Skirts and shorts

Tucking your white shirt into shorts or a skirt can be quite a controversial look, mostly depending on the cut of the shirt itself, and the shape of the shorts/skirt. A fitted shirt works better if you plan to tuck it in, since it provides a slimline look which isn’t top-heavy. Perfect in the warmer months if you don’t want to overheat, but also works well if you plan to layer it up in the winter.

5. Coat

Now we’ve saved the best for last. Coats are fantastic winter accessories which keep you warm and cosy without looking too casual either. Embrace the pastel trend which is ‘in’ at the moment, and pair your white shirt with a baby blue or pink coat. Cigarette trousers are an amazing piece to complete the entire look, and a stacked heel is sure to keep your feet from feeling sore on a night out.

How do you wear your crisp white shirt?

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By Felicia Sapountzis

Winter Fashion Update

Cold Comfort This Winter-it?s back to the classicsThe Crisp White shirt

A lesson well learnt is the white shirt. No wardrobe should be without one or two or?anyway, the upshot is ? buy a crisp white shirt for winter. It will immediately give you a slick and tailored look. So, if you haven?t already done so, it?s time to hotfoot it to Witchery or Sportsgirl. The essential to end all essentials for your winter wardrobe and even better you can wear one with anything -jeans, pencil-thin trousers and cords.

Baby?s got Blue Jeans

It seems that denim is an endless experiment for fashionistas. Last winter you had to have a pair of indigo jeans, or you were stuffed. This summer you got bleached or else. Now it?s cowboy mid-blue. (Check out Sam Shephard?s Fool For Love if you really want to get the look!). Diesel are doing a great pair of

blue jeans with that all American boot cut. The Corner Store in William St, Sydney stocks Earl Jeans, who have a fantastic mid-blue version. You?ll be paying for it, but baby, it?s worth it.The Big Bag

It?s back and they?re big! The Big Bag full crammed with everything (and well, anything) is back. It is the ultimate accessory for the busy girl. No longer do you have to fit your lipstick, purse, water bottle, diary, mobile and change of clothes for that after-work soir?e into a cute little sequined number. Oversized bags are the ?go? and it?s come as a relief to most bag ladies. We still loving Witchery?s saddlebag at www.witchery.com.au of course. Hurry though because their sale is on now!

The Black Boot

It was definitely the pointy boot last winter but this winter you should go for something more biker-style, a rounder toe and a bit flatter?and decidedly more flattering on those of us with long feet. Anything goes: up to the knee, over the knee, (think Ms Moss), or little ankle biters. Zomp have all the styles. For inquiries telephone (02) 9699 9566.

Frumpy is funky

Anything tweed is the look of the moment. The frumpier the better so dag up to be cool and get into it. If it?s good enough for our grandmother?s then?The top SheSaid tip? The classic trouser is the way to go. Team it with a snug, fitted polo-neck jumper to make it a little sassier. The look is strong, sassy and oh so very Hepburn – Katherine that is, not Audrey.

Tied up in Knits

We?ve all read the papers, we?ve seen back stage pics of the supermodels. The latest, coolest thing to do is get a hobby and knitting is the word. Knitting groups are hotter than trivia nights in pubs now (well it?s about time trivia got boring). Simple scarves are best to start with and the more eccentric the wool, the better. If you don?t have a granny that loves to knit, you better learn fast. Get some kindly Auntie to cast on then get going. Go to Spotlight for some of the best knitting patterns and wool. Telephone the Australian Country Spinners on 03 9853 9444 for more info.

The Chunky chunky belt

When is it going to end this never ending belt saga? The large, chunky, studded, weathered, leathered belt still looks great with a pair of jeans or a flouncy, layered skirt. The chunkier, the better. Just be sure to team it with the right boot.

The flouncy skirt

Portman?s or Witchery?s layered skirts look hot. Wear a white one with a black top and long boots. My crystal ball tells me that Gypsy chic is in your future…

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