Go casual country with 10 easy wardrobe essentials. You may already have some of them in your closet!
We all have that friend who looks like she hopped out of bed, pushed a magic button, and voilà! She’s in an effortless, yet perfectly-coordinated outfit. Even her model-messy, bed-head bun looks uncalculated. Do you want to know why? It’s because her effortless, messy look is actually the opposite.
She has pinned, planned, shopped and stalked all the latest fashion blogs to look like she just grabbed whatever was in her closet. She’s spent hours trying to achieve this trendy, casual façade.
On the other hand, maybe she’s just a smart shopper with good hair karma. Here are the 10 essential pieces you’ll need for rocking the casual country girl look at a moment’s notice, just like your friend.
We are going to build your outfit from the ground up. Literally. Let’s talk footwear first, country girls.
Are your boots made for walking?
They don’t need to be cowgirl boots, but just make sure they are comfortable. Color is key here. Find out what colors work best for your personal style. Once you have chosen the color, find the height that’s right. Are you an ankle boot girl, over the knee, or somewhere in the middle?
Jeans or jorts. It’s your call.
I suggest a slim-leg or skinny jean if you are going to go full-length. You want to show off those boots you just bought don’t you? If you’re rocking cut offs, pick a length and color that compliment your legs and the rest of your outfit.
8. T-shirt Time
White or Graphic
A white t-shirt can be causal or casual-chic. It may seem silly, but I suggest spending a little more money here than you normally would. The fit of your t-shirt can either make your outfit look fashionable or frumpy. Even a casual country girl should want to look put together.
A bold graphic adds an edge to your look, a floral graphic softens it, and a mix of both keeps your image versatile throughout the day. It’s perfect for when you want to add layers!
I know, it seems like a stereotype.
A good plaid top could be the key layering element in your country girl wardrobe. Wear it, wrap it around your waist or toss it over the handles of your purse until the sun goes down.
6. Oversized Sweater
Even if you are wearing Daisy Dukes.
This is yet another great layering piece for any country casual outfit. You can even wear it on top of your graphic t-shirt and your plaid!
5. Leather Belt
Buckle or no buckle.
You can wear a leather belt many different ways, including through your belt loops. You can also tie it over your plaid shirt or oversized sweater. Just make sure it’s either a close match to your boots or a totally different color. You don’t want it to look like you tried to pair them and failed.
4. A Scarf
Baby, it’s cold outside!
Even if it’s not, a scarf can make casual look styled in the easiest most comfortable way possible.
3. A Little Bling
Ain’t a bad thing.
You don’t want to look TOO casual. So add some wrist décor. A cuff, stacked bangles, or braided bracelets will all add a cool factor to your look without making it look like you’re flossed in faux diamonds.
Sunglasses are my favorite style secret. The right pair of shades can save you a ton of mirror time. Didn’t wake up early enough for liner and mascara? Toss on some aviators to polish off your carefree country look.
1. Hat Hair
Remember that friend with the perfect, messy bun? Well the joke is on her, because you’re going to be rocking the perfect hat. If you’ve gone with the basic white t-shirt, wear a baseball cap with your favorite sports team on it. Nothing says casual like a day at the ballpark. If you went graphic, find a solid-colored Panama hat. The oversized kind is in style right now.