Q&A: Constructing the Casual Chic Wardrobe

July 18th, 2007

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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