How to “Do Casual” The Right Way with Three Simple Elements

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 on how to uplevel that boring t-shirt, yoga pants, and tennis shoes combination and uplevel it into a classy, beautiful casual outfit.

In a world where the lines between formal and casual attire are becoming increasingly blurred, mastering the art of casual S.T.Y.L.E. is a valuable skill. I have curated a quick guide that will help you navigate the realm of casual fashion with confidence.

In this thoughtfully crafted blog post, you’ll discover the three essential elements that can transform a simple casual outfit into a fashion statement. From understanding the importance of color coordination and fabric choices to incorporating the right accessories, we leave no stone unturned in our quest to help you master the art of casual dressing.

You’ll find a wealth of valuable information and insider tips to take your casual outfits to the next level. This post not only provides guidance on what to wear but also delves into the “why” behind each element, empowering you to make informed fashion choices that reflect your unique personality and S.T.Y.L.E..

So, whether you’re a fashion enthusiast looking to refine your casual wardrobe or simply seeking inspiration to upgrade your day-to-day outfits, “How to Do Casual the Right Way with 3 Simple Elements” is your go-to resource.


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:

  1. 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 S.T.Y.L.E. 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.
  2. 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!
  3. 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.

Prepare to step out with confidence and turn heads wherever you go!

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!

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About Liana Chaouli

President and Founder of Image Therapists International Inc. and a globally recognized thought leader, bestselling author, style expert and educator. Ms. Chaouli, provides transformation through the empowerment of wardrobe. She has spent two decades consulting CEOs, celebrities, and political figures on matters of self-image. As the developer of Image Therapy™, she works closely with her clients on their personal and professional presence using analysis, physical appearance, and education to adjust attitudes affecting self-esteem and overall sense of worth.