Yesterday whilst scrolling through the Internet, a random glance at the Calendar told us that it’s summer. And then it hits us- it’s summer already! In practically no time at all, the sultry, summer months would have rolled in; and we all know the eternal summer dilemma. Casual wear for women doesn’t really come all that easy in summer, especially when there’re office days for most of the week. Added to the dilemma is deciding business casuals for women, for it’s way to hot to be completely covered, and anything too revealing can be termed as inappropriate.
But as we all know, in those sweaty months, wearing clothes that emphasize on comfort tends to take priority, for the temperature can get extremely high. However, this doesn’t mean that you have to look like an unfitting mess in summers, for we are here to decode smart casual wear for you. Now we all know the basics that, summer clothes are expected to be lightweight and mostly in linen or cotton, and fabrics like velvet are definitely best avoided. The reason for choosing such fabrics is that their porous material assists in keeping our body cool and breathe better. Again, colors are usually expected to be in softer, pastel shades; but in our opinion, even bright colours can look vibrant and cheery during summers, if done the right way. Even outfit wise, casual attire for women can often be interpreted as only skirts or shorts, but believe us, there’s this whole new world waiting to be discovered by you.
To sum it all up, Casual dress doesn’t necessarily mean that in your conquest to look breezy, you’d end up wearing pajamas outside. Wondering how to go about it for various events? We are here to recue you, and have put together a plethora of casual outfits for women, categorized by events, namely office wear, eveningwear, holidays or daytime. So let’s get to it:
Ensuring that your business casual wear is stylish can be very tricky, because the silhouette, or colour can go terribly wrong. But don’t you worry, as we have four different ideas to make sure you turn heads for all the right reasons, while at work:
- Pencil Skirt:
Pencil Skirts are the easiest way to look trendy, yet modest at the same time. Although sometimes, these casual wear skirts tend to get monotonous because most women believe bright colours can get a little over the top at work. Worry not, we’ll show you how to break the monotone, whilst still staying conservative.
The mustard skirt pairs beautifully with the crisp white button-down. Minimal accessories and nude heels complete the perfect business outfit.
This is how you can pair printed separates for your business days; this is an easy, yet different take on this style. Note how the colour palette has been kept similar and accessories have been skipped. There’re already too many elements going on, and you wouldn’t want to crowd the look.
- Formal Dress
Formal dresses can be found at a number of places these days and there’s one for every body-type. Find one that can be easily dressed up or down, and has an option for using a belt with it. Here’s a universal style, which will flatter everyone, as it fits at all the right places.
The colour is perfect for business casual wear; plus you can adjust the belt, depending on your body-type, or go sans it, if you’d like. Notice the use of pearls, as you can never go wrong with pearls for business casuals. They lend an air of sophistication without making it look like you’ve tried too hard.
- Trousers pairings
Trousers can be paired in innumerable ways, rather than just tucking your regular pinstripe cotton shirts. Whilst exploring the options of business casual wear for women, you can try striped, floral or even peplum.
While pairing with a striped top, you’d do good to stay basic and not go overboard with colours, for stripes have a visual appeal to themselves. If you’d like, you can add a pop of colour via shoes/bag.
Peplum dress is an exciting option to be paired with your trousers for an extremely chic business casual vibe. When trying this, remember to be careful as to where the waistline of the peplum top hits your body. Make sure that it fits at the narrowest part of your waistline, to accentuate your body, and help you look taller. As far as our tall friends are concerned, well, this will further help you in achieving that hourglass look.
This has to be the most novel, yet grossly unexplored segment of casual wear for women, especially since it transitions beautifully into business casuals. There’re numerous styles available and if you look around, you’re bound to find the one, which suits you best.
Effortless, but put together- this will have you ready in a jiffy on those Monday mornings when you’re running late. All you need is to ensure that you choose a colour and silhouette, which is office appropriate and not too flamboyant.
Evenings outfits have their own challenges; for you don’t want to look formal, but at the same time you’re scared of turning up in a casual wear dress. We’ll tell you how to find the perfect balance, with a nonchalant attitude.
- Maxi skirts and dresses
Maxi skirts and dresses come in all shades, and styles- pleated, flared, crushed fabric, prints and whatnot. Eveningwear definitely doesn’t get any better than this, with a wide range of colourful options for you to choose from.
In our opinion, fluid Maxi Skirts are the best, for they look good on everyone. They hide your curves, and flow like a dream for the skinny ones. Choose one in the shade that you love, pair it with a charming top, and you’d be good to go.
Ombré shades scream summer, and while they may seem overwhelming to some for daytime; they are absolutely flawless for the cool evenings. The gorgeous intermixing shades do not require much accessorizing, and that’s exactly what you want in summers.
If you want, you can choose a full-length Maxi Dress in your favorite shade, and cinch in your waist with a belt.
Alternatively, you can even pair a lovely fitted crop top with a Maxi Skirt in complementing shades and look like a million bucks.
3. Beach Holiday
Oh, those dreamy holidays, when you want to look your best; for summers are frequently the time when people take a vacation. Besides wrapping up matters at work, packing for the days away, there’s the added stress of choosing casual outfits for women. We have some options here that you’d certainly not want to forget about:
- Maxi Slit Skirt
Getting a maxi slit skirt, and pairing it with a wide-brimmed hat for those warm days on beach has to be the most stunning casual wear ever.
While on a beach, this is all you need to stay comfortable and still you’re your best. Make sure that you choose flattering prints and colours, for this can look totally disastrous as well. Oh, and don’t forget your sunblock.
- Quirky prints
If you’re into experimenting, you should absolutely try clothes in quirky prints. They are totally hot this season, and there are plenty of muted options available, if you don’t want to look over the top.
This simple dress is elevated with its quirky print, which looks totally fun, and would definitely make a statement while you’re away at your vacation. There’s lots of room for movement, so you’d be at your comfortable best in something like this.
When the sun is up and about
Summer days can get very, very hot, but that doesn’t change the fact that we might have a lot of running around to do and many chores to complete. Besides, there are weekends with all sorts of events and get-togethers; so much that you may not have time to put together a flawless casual outfit. There‘re so many options but you never know what to choose! Well, we’re decoding casual outfits for women in a whole new manner; so keep scrolling to know more.
Tulle has always been considered as a ballerina’s skirt, or meant for younger girls. Which is completely wrong- for today women all over the world are putting their own spin on this skirt, because it can easily be dressed up or down, depending on how you’ll style it.
Stripes are the easiest way to tone down the drama in any outfit, and give it a casual vibe. You should keep everything else minimal though, for tulle can look extremely overwhelming, if not done properly.
Denim shirts are another summer staple, and when you pair it with tulle, it results in a fairytale meets edgy combination.
- Denim Shirts
Like in the previous pairing with Tulle, denim shirts can take any outfit from blah to outright amazing, pairing them with a floral pencil skirt is an easy-peasy way to turn heads at your local grocery store.
- Crop tops
Crop tops are truly the most ‘in-thing’ these days, but most of us might stay away wondering if we’d be able to work it. Now there are literally tons of ways to pair them with, and we’ll list the three easiest ones.
Like I said before, Maxi Skirts look good on everyone, and this has to be by far the easiest way to wear casual crop tops.
Wearing matching separates is another great idea for pulling off crop tops. Plus if showing too much skin makes you uncomfortable, then you can adjust the waistband to just show a sliver of skin, like done here.
On the other hand, if you find Maxi Skirts to be overpowering, then high-waist trousers are your idea of goodness. Whether you choose flared or skinny trousers, there’s a dream pair for you out there, which will look fabulous with crop tops.
Speaking of flared trousers, how can we skip culottes from our summer must-have list!
Pair it with crop tops or tuck in button-downs, either way; you’re going to look extremely fashionable, while staying cool as a cucumber in culottes.
- Flared Midi Skirt
Oh, these skirts are so pretty, and can be easily worn to brunches, shopping, holidays- practically everywhere depending on how you’d style it. Plus, as you walk, the skirt flounces and swishes around, which looks exquisite. These are available in an array of colors and prints, although if you ask us, we’d suggest going a little risqué, and choosing a printed one for added oomph.
These Flared Midi Skirts are an excellent way to include stripes or floral print or even chevron print in your summer casual wardrobe, for these would look lovely on a flared silhouette, like here.
Last but not the least, how can any post about casual outfits for women be complete without mentioning the evergreen shorts? However, we like to take a distinctive spin on this classis and choose the ones with eye-catching elements, such as pleats, or lace at edges, or a bow.
The big bow in front immediately grabs attention and looks every bit summery as it can. Notice the pastel shade, for anything pastel is definitely a yes during these sunny days.
- Mirrored Sunglasses
Before wrapping up this post, we have a bonus idea, which would instantly dress up any casual attire for women, and that is- Mirrored Sunglasses. They are all over this season, and can be paired with practically everything outdoors.
Whether you’re pairing them with casual shorts or a girly dress, these can make you look glamorous in a flash.
Lastly, drink lots of fluids to stay hydrated and use a freshening mist throughout the day. It’ll go a long way in making you look fresh and dewy all day long.