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How to Elevate Your Weekend Casual Wear (Two Ways)

Happy (almost) Friday! I am so excited for the next few weekends!

Jordan comes home for the Holiday’s on Saturday (and I’m shooting some fun festive looks in the morning – can’t wait to share with you guys!). Then Christmas & New Year Eve, and between that I have my very first wedding πŸ™‚

This past weekend gave me all the holiday feels. It snowed for the first time of the season and we went Christmas tree shopping. One of the perks of living at home is I still get to indulging in picking out a huge fresh tree for our living room. The smell of evergreen always seems to get me into the holiday spirit (not without the help of some candles to ~enhance~ the smell of course. This is one of my favorites!).

Needless to say, I always have a ton to get done on the weekends and need outfits that can bring me from one occasion to the next. Whether that’s holiday shopping or grabbing lunch with a friend, check out my tips for elevating your weekend casual wear so it can take you wherever you need to go!

Look 1Β 

How to Elevate Your Weekend Casual Wear (Two Ways) How to Elevate Your Weekend Casual Wear (Two Ways) How to Elevate Your Weekend Casual Wear (Two Ways) How to Elevate Your Weekend Casual Wear (Two Ways)How to Elevate Your Weekend Casual Wear (Two Ways)


Jacket: Urban OutfittersΒ | Jeans: Urban Outfitters | Belt: Urban Outfitters

T-Shirt: Urban Outfitters | Hat: Urban Outfitters | Boots: Reef


 

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, adding a belt to your outfit instantly completes a look…and this one is a stunner! I am literally head to toe (well ankle) in Urban Outfitters for this look.

Cropped culottes are one of my favorite denim styles lately. They are best worn with a tucked in top and cropped jacket to better define your waist. If you are one the shorter end (like me!) wearing long layers with this style of denim adds volume where you don’t want it, and can make you look boxy (and that is no bueno).

This fitted corduroy jacket, tucked in tee, and statement belt define my waste, giving a more flattering shape and balancing out the volume of a flared jean. Grab your favorite black boots and felt hat and you’re ready for a Killers concert or brunch with friends!

**This jacket sold out in almost every size as I was writing this post last night (sigh), but I linked an identical jacket in a different color here.

 

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How to Elevate Your Weekend Casual Wear (Two Ways) How to Elevate Your Weekend Casual Wear (Two Ways) How to Elevate Your Weekend Casual Wear (Two Ways) How to Elevate Your Weekend Casual Wear (Two Ways) How to Elevate Your Weekend Casual Wear (Two Ways) How to Elevate Your Weekend Casual Wear (Two Ways)

Photos by Evan Febrillet


Duster: LuLu’s (sold out, similar) | Jeans: Asos | Sweater: Forever 21

Button Up: Express | Boots: Reef (in Carbon)


 

Layers on layers on layers! Do more layers = more style? I’m starting to think so! Lately I’ve been obsessed with pairing oversized button ups under chunky, turtleneck sweaters and letting the shirt tail hang out underneath (see how I paired with leggings here). It’s a simple way to add a little extra polish to a casual look.

But why stop there? This duster adds the finishing touch and looks perfect paired over skinny jeans. I just got this pair from ASOS (my favorite denim destination) and I love the busted knee and raw hem. Asos is one of my favorite places to shop for denim for a few reasons: 1. You can choose your length 2. They have every style & fit under the sun 3. and they are super affordable (I’ve never seen a pair over $60!).


You’ve probably seen me wearing these Reef boots non-stop on Instagram and it’s because I cannot get enough of them! Weather resistant, ultra versatile, and incredibly comfortable – the Voyage boot is the perfect shoe to take you through the winter! The first pair I’m wearing is black leather and completely waterproof (see them here), and the second pair is suede in the color Carbon (check them out here).

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Check back next week for some holiday outfit inspo! I know you guys are goin to love it πŸ™‚

*Melissa

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