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Q&A: Constructing the Casual Chic Wardrobe

Q:  I work in film, as in a film crew.  I work with mostly men, so I always stick to the ’safe’: jeans, t-shirts, jackets, and sneakers.  But there are times where I want to look more chic, without having them teasing me.  Any ideas?

Mike & Chris Bailey Bubble HoodieA:  To look more chic without having the guys tease you, you can keep the same fashion formula but update the pieces. 

Instead of wearing plain jeans, opt for a fitted style with an interesting, flattering rinse.  Style Tip?  You can’t go wrong with a dark blue rinse–or a grey rinse for extra style points.

Update your t-shirt wardrobe with fitted styles with a variety of necklines.  You don’t have to stick with your basic crew or v-neck styles.  Instead, try a scoop neckline - or even a boatneck style.  Experiment with color as well–bright colors are back in style, so you can scoop up tees in a rainbow of shades this summer.  If you’re hesitant about color, three easy shades to start with are: (1) turquoise, (2) burnt orange, and (3) purple.

Jackets are all about the details, so choose a style that’s a bit unconventional.  Maybe it has a cool pocket detail or a D-ring at the neckline, maybe it’s epaulets at the shoulder–or even a row of oversized buttons.  The right jacket will up your style factor disproportionally–so don’t hesitate to invest in a good jacket that you can keep season after season.

Sneakers can be chic!  Try sport sneaker styles from brands like Puma or Adidas for a bit of flair for your feet.  The best part is that they’re as chic as they are comfortable–a must for long days on the set.

Mike & Chris Bailey Bubble Hoodie | $308 (preorder) at Revolve Clothing.

Style question?  We’ve got answers.  E-mail us at tips at omiru dot com, or leave us a comment with your question.

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Fable and Thicket Ring

Fable and Thicket Ring The gorgeous tangle of knots led Jerusha of Windowsill to describe this ring "a small forest to wear on your finger."

Ring available in size 8.

$32  at Etsy.

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