Casual Luxe

January 17, 2016

leather pants and sneaker outfit

It’s not often I post casual outfits on my blog – I always like my blog to feel special so I dress up!  But Sunday is for relaxing and I thought today would be a perfect day for some comfortable, yet chic weekend attire.  The sneaker trend is nothing new and to be honest I secretly hoped the trend would fade fast, but it is still going strong.  Sneakers to me were for exercising, definitely not for anything outside the gym.  They used to feel sloppy to me, but I have in fact changed my view on sneakers.  The reason I originally had major hesitations about them is because it takes serious styling expertise to pull them off in a way that is chic.  As a personal stylist, I didn’t think that most people would be able keep it chic and therefore have their entire outfits ruined because of this trend (shoes really do make or break a look!).  The more I thought about it,  the more I came to realize that it is not that hard to rock sneakers and still look fabulous.  The key is really to elevate the rest of the look – think casual luxe…

side slit sweaterscarf and oversized sweater

I particularly love the look of sneakers with a long sweater and  leather or faux leather pants, like I’m wearing.  The look instantly feels special, but is totally effortless and perfect for a casual-chic weekend look.   I love pairing oversized sweaters and tighter pants with sneakers.  The tight pants help balance the proportions of the relaxed top.  I adore the side slit of this Isabel Marant Étoile sweater as it is perfect for layering.  I chose a long silk camisole for added luxe appeal and for beautiful movement.  Which sneakers to wear is entirely up to you,  some find the bright white sneakers appealing while I’ve personally fallen head over heels for Golden Goose because of their lived in yet luxe look.  The metallic details on my sneakers only add to elevate my casual look.  Both the hero items of this look (sweater and sneakers) are from LuisaViaRoma.  They are based out of Italy and have free express shipping and free returns with no added fees or taxes.  Definitely can’t beat that!

Golden Goose sneakers and M2Malletier baglayering side slit sweater and moto leather pantsCasual sneaker outfit

Sweater: Isabel Marant Étoile
Camisole: Theory (also available in blush HERE)
Pants: Blank Denim
Shoes: Golden Goose
Bag: M2Malletier in Black in Silver
Scarf: Love Quotes
Rings: Nialaya
Sunglasses: Celine

Thanks for visiting! xx Erica

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  • Reply Kate January 17, 2016 at 10:53 AM

    Love this look! Not a fun of the sneakers trend. It’s third time in my life that sneakers are in fashion. I loved them the time I was 13teen, embraced come back when I was 22, but now I feel too grown up to wear them 😉 Although the quality of Golden Goose is impeccable.
    Enjoy Sunday Erica!

  • Reply Lauren Nakagawa January 17, 2016 at 4:57 PM

    No no, your casual looks are so put together, love the inspo!


  • Reply Nissi Mendes January 18, 2016 at 12:23 AM

    Love your shoes.

    ♥ Nissi
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  • Reply La Bijoux Bella | by mia January 18, 2016 at 7:47 AM

    Beautiful & chic … A lovely relaxed look that I adore so very much! Simply fabulous! 🙂

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

  • Reply Morgan Schadegg January 18, 2016 at 10:58 AM

    I love seeing a more casual look from you on the blog! Your sweater and camisole combo here is fantastic. I admit to loving white sneakers, but I agree that sneakers can be hard to style and still look chic. I am a big fan of pairing them with a good leather pant as well!

  • Reply Hailey January 18, 2016 at 7:56 PM

    This is seriously the perfect outfit! It’s casual with the sneakers but there’s a bit of edge with the handbag and leather pants. You look beautiful doll!


  • Reply kayleejoy January 19, 2016 at 3:01 PM

    I absolutely love your style – and that DEFINITELY includes your casual looks. Recently found you on insta, and now that I’ve visited your blog I’m hooked! What a beautiful job you do. Thanks for the inspiration!! xoxo

  • Reply isasilvie January 20, 2016 at 2:33 AM

    Such a lovely Outfit <3 looks great on you

    Bella <3

  • Reply Alyssa Renee January 20, 2016 at 1:36 PM

    Very cute look! Love the sneakers! =)

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  • Reply Rachel Rae January 27, 2016 at 2:27 PM

    is there a “better for budget” long tank that you know of?

  • Reply carrie February 3, 2016 at 6:07 PM

    You know I love these sneakers. 🙂


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