As you may have noticed, It’s “casual month” at Image Therapists International. That means I’ve been sharing all kinds of trainings, tips, tools and strategies with my VIP clients and inside our Live Your Life in S.T.Y.L.E. Membership on how to uplevel that that boring t-shirt, yoga pants and tennis shoes combination and uplevel it into a classy, beautiful casual outfit.
I get asked all the time how to “do casual” and I’ve noticed there are a lot of misconceptions about it. People make it a lot more complex than it needs to be, or they think it requires spending a ton of money on new pieces.
Let’s make this easy.
Here are three simple elements you can do to uplevel your everyday “casual” wear into something that looks great, feels great, and shows the world how amazing you are:
- Fit – I’m not saying you can’t wear a t-shirt and yoga pants. But you DO want to make sure that the t-shirt fits you well and sits well on your body. In our Virtual Style Academy, we make sure to spend time identifying your body type so that you can find the cut that fits YOU. Casual does not mean “sloppy” or “one size fits all.” Make sure the cut flatters you, and makes you feel great when you wear it.
- Color – Color showed up in my “Date Night” tips, and it shows up a lot in my work. It’s especially important for casual wear. So many women resort to black and white or patterns that simply do not serve them well. Next time you’re shopping for a workout shirt, why not find one in a color that compliments your skin tone? Again, simple is fine, but color is a great way to add some life to any casual outfit and allow you to express your personality!
- Texture/Layers – Once you have the right fit and the right set of color combinations, now you can have some FUN! Take that same t-shirt and yoga pants example, and add a light scarf, or light jacket on top. Don’t overlook these “throw over” pieces that can add an entirely new dimension of depth to your outfit and really make it pop.
No matter what, remember to keep it simple and enjoy the process. Just because you’re going to the gym, doesn’t mean you can’t look and feel beautiful. Commit to showing up as your best self wherever you go, and I’ll be here to support you along the way!
Just because you’re going to the gym, doesn’t mean you can’t look and feel beautiful. Commit to showing up as your best self wherever you go!
If you like these tips, and want to learn more, I invite you to register for my upcoming complimentary webinar called How to Choose Wardrobe Colors that are Perfect for You. It will be a perfect complement to the blog tips I’ve been sharing these past few months.