Style File 11.17.11


I am going to try to post more casual outfits this winter. Well, maybe one a week. There is no denying that I love wearing skirts. Most days that is what you will find me in, but I do also love casual days. This is more of a challenge to myself to get more creative with pants. Usually when I wear jeans it is with the same plaid or striped shirt. I want to spice up my casual outfits. What is your go to casual outfit?

I think every girl should have a good pair of black skinny jeans in their closet. They are such a closet staple. My favorite ones are from Urban Outfitters but these ones from LOFT are pretty good as well. I feel like they make any outfit look chic. Wear them with heels, flats, or some oxfords like this. They seem to go awesome with everything.


Outfit Details:
Cardigan: Target
Sleeveless Blouse: J.Crew
Black Jeans: LOFT
Oxfords: Bass
Sunglasses: c/o 80’sPurple

  1. You and I are the same. I don’t do “casual” I don’t own any jeans. I just feel ore comfortable in skirts and dresses!

  2. Look like your ready to play: too cute

  3. I always love your casual looks!!

    I work in a really casual workplace and I sometimes struggle with how to dress casually to fit in but also still feel like I’m dressed for success. When I wear a dress and tights I honestly feel too “dressed up” compared to other people. Dark skinny jeans are definitely a staple for me.

  4. Maybe some henleys or turtlenecks under your tees? Or add a vest with a flowy top! I love casual, I try to add flare to every day outfits and with your creativeness you can really make it pop! I love the texture of your blouse here, with your leather and cozy cardi! And snow?! On the train tracks!? Too soon!

    And I agree, black skinnies are da best! <3

  5. I just love these shots at the railroad track!! love that color of the cardigan as well, there is nothing better then simple yet chic and you did it so well!

  6. i love my black skinny jeans, i probably wear them more than my regular jeans. p.s. i’m a dress girl at heart♥

  7. Love your casual looks Jen – and you look SO fabulous in these skinny jeans. Love the pretty stripes & rust cardy too. As for my go-to outfit?! Cardy, dress, tights, boots!! Yup, I live in that combo. xo V

  8. I’ve been really wanting a pair of black skinny jeans lately. I can tell I’d totally promote them over regular blue jeans!


  9. My go-to casual outfit is a loose fitting top or sweater, skinny jeans, and flats. My skinny jeans are dark. I need some black ones!

  10. Yup, I’m right there with you. I’m trying to find my way back with pants. I think I need more basic sweaters though as I’m not really a blouse kind of gal. I just want to be cozy this winter. This look is really cute Jen!

  11. I’m usually dressed more like this than in a dress, with boots or shoes and a sweater.

    Been thinking of u a lot (eating some oreos last night). But I’m dying to go out dancing! It’s been too long.

  12. I think is a great idea that you post your casual looks, this is really cute I’d totally wear it, mine includes leggings and an oversized shirt or sweater, sometimes flats or boots!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

  13. I definitely need a pair of black skinny jeans! I like wearing button downs with jeans. Sometimes I put a sweater on over them or a blazer. Other times I just roll the sleeves up a bit or add a cardigan. I’m completely in love with button downs at the moment…

  14. Such easy mom style– thanks for posting something so achievable ! XO

    real budget, real busy, real body fashion:

  15. Haha…Casual comes so natural to me–Skirts take much more work! (as in how to wear them right! ;)) You look great any way you dress!
    My go to is jeans and a tank…Slippers (“flip-flops” to mainlanders :)) is most typical here in Hawaii. But I DO love my UGGS with shorts, casual skirts, or skinny jeans.
    Warm feet + lighter top works for me.
    look forward to more!

  16. so cute and chic! I love the casual days – I feel like no one blogs about the days it was too windy for a skirt or not warm enough for a dress. love it!

  17. i love this outfit! i would love if you posted more casual/jean looks. i love what you normally post but it’s refreshing to see bloggers kind of out of their elements a little and see what other inspiration they can pass on

  18. I like your thinking 🙂 Black skinnies are on my wish list right now. And I love your oxfords too! I am a skirt wearer myself and wearing jeans differently is a challenge for me too but I have been experimenting a little with it. Can’t wait to see what you come up with 🙂

  19. Cute outfit!

  20. totally agree about the black skinnies. i wear mine SO often! i love your idea of posting casual looks… its always more stressful getting dressed on “blog days” bc you gotta look so darn put together hehe sometimes jeans and a tee is just perfect!

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

  21. I prefer skirts and dresses too but in the Fall and Winter I do enjoy wearing skinny jeans and boots. Especially with a longer sweater and scarves too!

  22. LOVE your stripes 🙂

    The Other Side of Gray

  23. I work at LOFT as my part time job and I can honestly say my favorite article of clothing from there are my black skinny jeans. They go with everything, can be dressed up or down and feel like pajamas! I’m highly considering buying a second pair just to have on hand! Love your outfit combo with them! That cardi color is great! I can’t get oxfords to look right on me (maybe because I have short legs or something?!), but my go to casual outfit are my black skinnies with a longer button up and sweater vest. Alternative would be skinny cords (in grey or bright pink or red!) with a neutral sweater and a scarf exposion. Love!

  24. Would love to see more casual outfits! Love your skirts, and have gotten so many ideas about how to wear skirts from you, but I also wear many casual outfits. My favorite casual outfit is kind of like yours, as picture above. Skinny jeans, a stripped shirt, and a cardigan, maybe with a scarf or a chunky necklace. Oh, and with boots or oxfords!

  25. I was just thinking yesterday that I don’t have any black skinny pants. Could really use them for a trip this Thanksgiving!

  26. Ooooo! Snow! I’m so jealous! I’m orginally from MN/OR and I’m missing the cool weather while living in Australia. Thanks for the post 🙂 You look quite comfy and lovely

  27. Love this outfit and the pictures are adorable. 🙂

  28. I love this post because it’s not often that you see fashion blogs without dresses! I am such a jeans person, so to have other outfit inspiration (i.e. black pants) is a nice change.

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