My Thoughts on Dressing for Day, Night, and Occasions

Topshop cami, Asos skirt, Stuart Weitzman gladiator sandals, Hipsters for Sisters belt bag, Westward Leaning sunglasses, Tory Burch watch

Topshop criss cross tank

Stuart Weitzman gladiator sandals

Asos stripe linen midi skirt

Crystalin Marie wearing Hipsters for Sisters belt bag

Hipsters for Sisters belt bag

Crystalin Marie wearing Westward Leaning flower 1 sunglasses

I may have touched on this in a past post, but thought I’d reshare just in case you missed it or never read it. I get a lot of questions and comments about stepping away from my casual everyday style. Readers always want to see my ‘night’ outfits or more business wear. While, I’ll be sharing more of these styles going forward, the honest truth is I don’t differentiate or separate the styles. I used to feel like I needed to dress up if I was going out to dinner or grabbing drinks, but I never really felt comfortable in whatever I was wearing. I was forcing a style that wasn’t me. So, a couple years ago I decided to ignore the rules and go with my gut. I pretty much wear the same looks for day, night, work, and occasions (with exceptions to weddings, cocktail or themed parties). Most of the time I can get away with wearing the neutral, casual pieces you see on the blog, although there are times where I’ll be wearing the same outfit, but swap out accessories and shoes and change up my jacket depending on where we’re going.

For me, it’s about wearing what makes me feel comfortable, confident, and chic, so if that means wearing distressed boyfriend jeans with heels or heeled booties on a night out with the girls, I’m all for it. I also really love the unexpected element of casual pieces worn in a more dressier setting (think jeans and tee with heels). The moral of the story, I wear the same casual outfits you see me wear on the blog for almost all occasions, I just switch out my accessories and shoes. Perhaps, I can show you how I do this more often?

This outfit is a prime example. I wore this look to dinner while in Black Butte, but could easily wear it during the day, to a BBQ, birthday party, anything really. Most of you would say it’s very casual, but I love that the silk cami and mirrored sunglasses elevate the look and make it more appropriate for night. The most important part is how the look makes me feel. Since all the pieces pulled together make me feel chic, I could rock this outfit anywhere. You could even add a denim jacket, leather jacket, crewneck sweater to make it even more versatile.

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