Style by Numbers: 7 Easy Casual Outfit Ideas

Woman wearing trendy casual outfit

Mixing and matching clothes is a job some women find hard to master. Maybe you don’t have the time, energy or brainpower to spare. Or you’re too busy solving life’s bigger problems. Either way, it doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice on style.

All you really need is a few go-to casual outfit ideas that are easy to implement. Just like cooking, it’s simple to spice things up once you have a guide or an inspiration to follow. So here’s your mix-n-match starter kit: seven no-fail casual outfit ideas.

7 No-fail Casual Outfit Ideas

1. White tee with midi skirt

Tees, especially the white ones, may look very casual and plain on the hanger — but they’re incredibly versatile. You can easily pair a white tee with any color, print or pattern, and with trendy and unique clothing staples. A simple tee can anchor a fabulously chic casual outfit.

Outfit ingredients

  • White tee
  • Animal print midi skirt
  • Patent-leather mules
  • Saddle bag

Directions

You can’t fail with a fun animal print midi, teamed with a simple white tee. Tuck the top into your skirt, loose enough so you can move your arms around, but tight enough to show off your waist.

As with any casual outfit, comfortable shoes work best. Try patent-leather mules for the perfect blend of style and comfort. Then finish off the ensemble with a denim saddle bag.

Wear this outfit and your friends will start wondering who your personal shopper is. 

2. Button-down shirt with jeans

Outfit ingredients

  • Oversized white cotton shirt
  • High-waist, cropped, straight-leg jeans
  • Saddle bag
  • Toe pumps

Directions

Put on your loose or oversized button-down shirt and tuck it in your straight jeans. When it gets cold, you can tie a beige sweater over your shoulders. Finish things off with a saddle bag and classic, low-heel toe pumps. 

3. Prints charming

Outfit ingredients

  • Neutral top
  • Patterned skirt with tie-waist
  • Black ballet flats

Directions

Team a neutral color top with your patterned skirt. A shorter top works well here, so you can show off your waist and the skirt’s built-in belt. Anchor the outfit with comfy black flats.

4. Three staples + one statement piece

Your staples

  • Button-downs
  • Blouses
  • Dark denim jeans 
  • Knee-length pencil skirts
  • Ankle boots
  • Block heels

Your statement pieces

  • Necklaces
  • Scarves
  • Flashy hair clip

Directions

The rule is simple here: just pick three staples and one statement piece to make an outfit. This recipe is perfect to use on repeat for the office. Just make sure you have work-friendly clothing staples and an assortment of chic accessories on hand.

5. Three classics + one trendy 

The fashion gods are fickle. Anything can go out of style in a blink of an eye and then, suddenly, your wardrobe is last year’s news. But you don’t have to stay away from the trends entirely — just don’t spend too much on them. Try shopping fast-fashion stores like H&M and focusing on less expensive accessories.

Your classics

  • Dark-wash jeans
  • Pencil skirt
  • Trench coat
  • White tee shirt
  • Black pumps
  • Blazer
  • Button-up blouse

Your trendy pieces

  • Sheer duster
  • Animal print cardigan
  • Faux-fleece jacket
  • Boxy-tie front shirt
  • Long-sleeved bodysuit
  • Maxi dress
  • High-waisted trousers
  • Button-up skirt
  • Cut-out sandals
  • Slip-on animal print sneakers

Directions

Choose 3 classic clothing pieces and pick a trendy one to go with your overall outfit. Easy, right?

6. Bold and beautiful

Outfit ingredients

  • Solid-colored top
  • Patterned skirt
  • Sling-back heels

Directions

This no-fail outfit is casual with a touch of glam. Pair a solid-colored top with a patterned skirt. Finish things off elegantly with sling-back heels and you’re ready to go.

7. Sweater with beads

Outfit Ingredients

  • Sweater with a wide neckline
  • Skinny trousers
  • Flat ankle boots
  • Beaded necklace and other jewelry

Directions

Start out with your wide-neck sweater and layer a chunky, beaded necklace over the top. Complete your trendy casual look with skinny trousers and flat ankle boots. Add earrings and a bracelet too if you’re feeling flashy.

These casual outfit ideas work for women of all ages, and can easily be adapted to use for work. Give them a shot and let us know how it goes!

Mariam Simmons

Marketing Specialist at Alpine Swiss
Mariam Simmons is a Marketing Specialist at Alpine Swiss and fashion enthusiast with a love for writing. She loves traveling to the world’s top stylish destinations and gets inspired to create helpful fashion and lifestyle guides.
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