As I’m sure the same is true for tons of people recently, Princess Diana has become a true style icon for me. She’s got such a classic, effortless, and chic wardrobe and being a princess, always looked beautifully put together. I personally really love her casual style and I find that her style is still perfect for what’s popular today. So today, I wanted to challenge myself to recreate some of her iconic casual looks with pieces I have in my own closet. Keep on reading to see what I came up and the photos that inspired these looks!
This next outfit was from a street style photo I saw of Lady Diana. She wore a tan blazer, a white shirt and jeans for a super simple and classic look. I took my (very) old BCBG beige blazer (similar) and layered it over a plain white t-shirt. I wore a super light wash pair of mom jeans from Topshop, the same white flats from Target and added a brown belt. This is another one that I think is perfect for spring and that I would wear to work once we got back!
Now that I have (almost) officially been at home for exactly 2 months, I’m starting to feel like I actually want to get dressed again, especially now that the weather is starting to get better. However, I know that I don’t want to do too much or be uncomfortable, so I put together some super simple, comfortable, but still put together outfits that you can wear at home or out to the grocery store (or anywhere else I suppose, but you should probably stay home). I promise you these are nothing fancy, but more so functional! I hope you enjoy this read and are still staying safe and healthy!
This one is probably the most dressed up, but still very simple! I got this slip dress from Banana Republic when they were having a 50% off sale back in April. I’ve actually had my eye on this for a few months, but I couldn’t bring myself to spend the full amount on it, so I was very happy to see that it was on sale for $60! It’s really pretty champagne color with dainty straps, and I personally think it would be so cute for a glamorous honeymoon or laid-back bachelorette night because it gives me bridal vibes. I added a waist belt, but it truly doesn’t need it because the shape is super flattering without it. I added these kitten heels also to add some length my my legs, but this would look just as good with flat sandals or even sneakers. This is a good stay-at-home date night!
This next outfit is something I would throw on to run some errands! Sometimes putting together a cute outfit is as simple as jeans and a t-shirt. This time around, I swapped my typical white tee for a gray v-neck. It’s a really subtle difference, but it makes for a completely different look. It tricks you into looking more put together than you actually are. On the bottom, I did some old skinny jeans with knee rips and a pair of flat sandals in tan. I love tan and gray together in the winter and it looks like that’s coming with me into spring!
This next outfit is kind of right in the middle as far as casual and dressy goes. This is the kind of look that you could wear for a Zoom meeting for work or to hangout with friends on Zoom! I love wearing a looser tank lately and tucking it into jeans (even though I’m usually wearing sweatpants). I added a tan cardigan because I think tan looks good with everything and then this pair of button up washed black jeans on the bottom. These jeans are actually super stretchy so they are really comfortable if you want to wear them around the house all day. I finished off the look with the same tan sandals because it doesn’t really make sense to wear anything else.
This last look is another super casual look. Lately, I’ve felt like I really like wearing black and white together, but instead of your typical white on top, black on bottom I decided to do the opposite. I think this look is super underrated, but it can look really sleek if you get your proportions right! I put on this plain crew neck tee and these distressed straight leg white jeans. I added tan accessories because I love mixing my neutrals!
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