‘Off-Duty’ Blogger Style: Relaxed Sweats & Silk in Grey & Black

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We’ve all seen the quintessential ‘off-duty’ model look: a slouchy, oversized tee draped over skinny jeans, topped with a soft, long woven cardigan/unbuttoned, cuffed shirt/edgy blazer, elevated by chunky booties, and framed with cool, oversized sunnies.

The ‘off-duty’ look is one of nonchalant ease, conveying carefree freedom and effortless style. It reflects a relaxed manner, one meant for enjoying the moment, not planning for the next ones to come.

So for fun, I’m presenting my blogger equivalent of the ‘off-duty’ look!

Fashionistas are always going to inject their looks with distinctive style or flair… but they’re not always going to be wearing their au courant Valentino rockstuds, YSL cross-body bags, and sleek leather leggings. In ‘real life’, so to speak, what would this fashionista wear?

This.

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When I’m putting together my weekend ‘downtime’ look, I go for minimalist-themed comfort. Here’s one of my favorite such looks. It’s easy to wear anywhere, but it’s still distinctive with a touch of edgy sexiness.

My style aesthetic of easy, unstudied elegance is expressed through the flowing, draped lines and relaxed fit.

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Sexy = letting a black lace bra peek out of the open-back style of the cropped sweatshirt. Rowr!

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I love this Vince sandal-bootie combo, with its modern, simple silhouette of lines and curves that conform to my feet. The leather is supremely soft, and the ankle construction is sturdy and flattering.

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This nearly-unbranded Furla saffiano leather bag is elegant and practical for everyday use. The finely-textured glossy finish and silver metal feet are subtly sophisticated.

It’s one of my go-tos, as it easily accommodates my bulky dSLR, sweater, bottled water, and anything that may come home with me as a result of the day’s adventures. 🙂

The silk-cord Tai bracelets are also favorites of mine. They look delicate but they’re actually quite strong. They are a delightful juxtaposition of dainty, sparkling rhinestones and tightly-woven fabric cords. This particular combo of the bar and open circle are natural partners, just like “x” and “o” are. xoxo!

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Top: BCBG cropped sweatshirt (similar: BCBG in navy blue, Free People in light grey w/ lace)
Bottom: Alexander Wang silk pants (similar: Alexander Wang, Alice & Olivia),
Shoes: Vince sandal booties (similar: Maison Martin Margiela, Salvatore Ferragamo)
Accessories: Furla saffiano leather bag, Tai bracelets, Chloe sunglasses

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Thanks for reading and have a lovely day! I hope you’ve enjoyed my inspiration of bringing together a few select statement neutrals for a memorable ‘off-duty’ look!

xoxo,

lauriel

 

 

 

 

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