Five Casual Outfits to Wear Right Now

Five Casual Outfits to Wear Right Now

It is officially spring now, and if you’re like me, you’re not quite ready to give up ALL of your winter clothes yet. Spring is a little strange because some days are 70 degrees and sunny, while others are 55 and rainy so you get stuck wearing half your spring clothes and half your summer clothes all in the same week. In order to get your creative spring outfit juices flowing, I thought I’d inspire you with a few outfits that I think you can wear RIGHT NOW. These are great for most weather conditions and have layers if you need to take something off or put it back on. This can be a very weather confused season, so I’m hoping to make it a little bit easier on you! I’ll link any items that are available or something similar below.

Outfit #1

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, I LOVE MONOCHROMATIC DRESSING FOR SPRING! There’s something about wearing monochromatic pastels that just oozes spring to me. So this first outfit is no exception. I am so into this beautiful baby yellow color, so I had to triple up on it in this outfit. I paired white jeans from Everlane with a sexy yellow lace cami, a cozy yellow cardigan, and these strappy yellow sandals. This outfit is perfect for work, a date, a casual weekend or just about any other situation.

Cardigan & Cami: Abercrombie / Jeans: Everlane / Shoes: Steve Madden

Outfit #2

For the spring and summer, I try to stay away from wearing too much black and white, but sometimes it just works so well you have to give in to it! I saw this pretty black and white polka dot top a few weeks ago and knew I had it get it because the fit is so flattering! I paired it with some casual straight leg jeans, a black denim jacket (similar), but dressed the look up with these strappy white sandals. It’s the perfect mix of casual and put together. This outfit could take you from office to happy hour in no time!

Jacket: Forever 21 / Top & Jeans: Abercrombie / Shoes: Steve Madden

Outfit #3

I love a good pair of denim and these straight leg jeans have truly become a staple in my spring wardrobe. They are the PERFECT blue and although they are a bit too cropped for my taste, I love them just the same. They have a great fit and are a nice sturdy denim that you don’t find too often anymore. To keep it really simple, I wore this plain white high neck tank, this muted navy blue cardigan and finished the look off with these SUPER comfy white flats.

Cardigan: Abercrombie / Top & Shoes: Target / Jeans: Topshop

Outfit #4

I know I said I try to stay away from black, but not everyone does so I’m including one black outfit! Similar to the dark blue straight leg jeans from outfit #3, these are a perfect sturdy pair of washed black denim and I love them so much. I decided to wear another black lacey cami, this time in bodysuit form, and threw on my favorite tan cardigan (similar) for an extra layer. I’m finishing the look off with these comfy tan woven mules and this is another look that is perfect to go from work to play!

Cardigan & Shoes: Target / Cami: Abercrombie / Jeans: Topshop

Outfit #5

Last but not least, this beautiful pink slip dress that I fell in love with a few weeks ago! She’s just a beaut and has the most perfect fit IN THE WORLD. It’s the most flattering piece of clothing I own, I think. I decided to work my layering magic and paired this white cropped sweater (similar) over it for added warmth. I added a brown belt to keep the shape of my waist and wore the same tan mules from the previous outfit. This one is a great way to dress this slip dress down for a more casual look!

Sweater & Belt: Urban Outfitters / Dress & Shoes: Target

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My Weekly Quarantine Outfit Recap: 3/23/20 – 3/28/20

This week is officially week 2 of working from home and living in isolation during the coronavirus pandemic. Last week, was honestly not too bad as I was enjoying my freedom really. This week, started off a bit rocky but hopefully the rest of the week will turn out a little bit better. At this point, we really have no idea what the future holds, so I’m taking things day by day and hoping for the best. I hope you are all doing okay also and things are holding up for you.

Monday

Today was definitely off to a rocky start. It was really rainy and gloomy out all day, which probably just made things worse. One thing I have grown increasingly frustrated with over the last few months is wanting to blog full-time. I really truly enjoy working at home, having flexibility, creating content and sharing my life. However, when I’m not really making any money blogging, that would definitely not be a smart idea. It’s something I had never really considered when I started my blog, but in the last few months of feeling overwhelmingly creative, it feels like the best option for me. It’s a ton of work to write and maintain a blog and social media, but I really truly enjoy it. I’m hoping I can get where I want with this and in the meantime I’ll be patient. But today, it was something that sort of set me over the edge. I had some major feelings about wanting to blog full-time today that made me really upset and frustrated, so after that I took things slow and allowed myself to take a break. It’s tough feeling like we want something so bad and we’re working so hard for it and it’s not working out, but I hope to get there when it’s right for me. As long as I keep on working at it, I’ll be where I want.

Cardigan: American Eagle / Top: Target / Pants: Under Armour

Tuesday

I woke up Tuesday and still wasn’t really feeling that great again. It was a beautiful sunny day, but I was just feeling down and sad. Maybe all the stress and emotions of everything going on finally was getting to me, but I just felt sad, tired, and completely unmotivated. It was not a great feeling, but unlike Monday, I decided to push myself to feel better. I had a good breakfast, showered and was starting to feel better eventually. Because I was in a bad mood on Monday, it was so easy for it to carry over into Tuesday! I had to make sure that I didn’t let it affect me that much because in a situation where you’re isolated by yourself for several weeks, it could have easily turned into an even worse situation. I also got confirmation from my job, that we would definitely not be back in the office for at least another 2-3 weeks, which was comforting to hear for me. Thankfully, by the afternoon, I was feeling much better. Andrew and I eventually ordered in some dinner. We got the most delicious burgers I’ve had in so long and watched Love Island UK which we are now obsessed with. Overall, pretty good day!

Sweater: American Eagle / Leggings: Target / Shoes: Bearpaw

Wednesday

Today I’m feeling SO much better than yesterday! I’m not feeling as tired or sad at all. I did realize that working from home, doesn’t really feel like working so I’m not sure if that’s a good or bad thing… Either way, I’m happy to be feeling like myself again. I had a great breakfast, although I’m running out of breakfast ideas since I’m not used to eating a big breakfast every single day! I also got my yoga for the day done which has become part of my (almost) daily schedule. It’s a great mid-day break for me. It allows me to move my body and stretch after sitting around for a few hours. It’s been one of the best things I’ve added to my routine honestly. I’m also feeling creative again, so I am ready to start planning some blog content for April and May, as well as some interesting IG content! Earlier this week, I posted some IGTV’s on my Instagram that I was really proud of. I think moving forward I’m going to keep experimenting with new videos, but potentially save IGTV’s for like actual styling videos or maybe makeup tutorials or something. My goal is to also incorporate short, fun outfit videos into my regular grid without having to switch to IGTV after one minute. I’m planning on shooting some fun little videos tomorrow to test out! Another thing I keep wishing I did was buy a film camera before this so I could document my quarantine routine on film. I think it would be so fun to have those photos to look back on, and the film finish would just add a fun vintage touch. Don’t you think?

Sweatshirt: Vita Brillanti / Sweatpants: Aerie / Shoes: Bearpaw

Thursday

Today I actually left the house and went out in public for the first time in nearly 2 weeks. I ran out of some groceries, so I decided it was finally time to go restock. I took a trip to Target and Stop & Shop because Target didn’t have everything I needed. To be completely honest, I was slightly terrified to leave and be around people. I had only really been around my mom and Andrew and his family for about 9 days and we were all feeling healthy. My fear stemmed from the thought that I was finally feeling really good and not sick anymore so I’d be putting myself at a major risk by going out in public. Because you don’t show symptoms right away, I also have no idea if I did get sick by touching the basket at the grocery story or the keypad on the credit card machine. I was careful to sanitize as soon as I left each store and washed my hands when I walked in my house, but I was concerned that wasn’t enough. It’s a strange feeling to feel so scared of going to a store that I’ve gone to probably hundreds of times. Something that only 2 weeks ago, was a completely normal part of my routine. I’m doing my best not to live in fear during this situation, but it’s also really easy to feel scared to leave your house at this point. I hope to stay healthy and continue being careful and staying home as much as possible. Only time will tell from here on out, but I’m hoping for the best.

Sweatshirt: Vita Brillanti / Jeans: Abercrombie (similar) / Shoes: Target

Friday

Friday was finally a pretty busy day at work! I had a few calls to sit in on, some research to work on and files to update so it was great to feel busy again. I ran some errands today that I didn’t get to do today. I got some more wine and delivered a few items to the post office. It felt less scary going out today, but I know that it will definitely be the last time for a while. I shouldn’t need to do anything else. I had been ordering some comfy clothes recently to keep my outfits interesting while I’m sitting at home and some of those arrived today which was great! I got some sweatpants from Abercrombie and I was very happy to have some nice, soft, and high quality new sweats to lounge around in. Because I’m spending so much time at home, I figured it would be a great time to really stock up on those items.

Sweatshirt: Vita Brillanti / Shorts: Under Armour / Slippers: Bearpaw

Saturday

Not much else going on today, just relaxing at home on a rainy Saturday! I wanted to share my outfit because I got some plain sweatshirts in also to pair with my Abercrombie sweatpants. One thing I felt was missing from my wardrobe this past fall/winter was plain sweatshirts to wear during the day. I love the idea of pairing my sweatshirts with jeans and sneakers, but I was really lacking in the sweatshirts and sneakers area. Because I’m wearing loungewear all the time now, I figured it was the best time to get some!

Sweatshirt: Gildan / Sweatpants: Abercrombie / Slippers: Bearpaw

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