I’m taking a small break from traveling, and hanging in Los Angeles this week before I leave for New York Fashion Week! This calls for casual outfits, where I can still feel cute while unpacking in my new house and running errands.
You can never go wrong with nicely fitted jeans, sneakers and a tee for an “off duty” look, especially in Los Angeles where casual wear is a go-to. Finding the perfect pair of jeans is the best, and the foundation of an “off duty” outfit. I like to go with the classic Levi’s look, especially in a dark wash so that I can add a light jean jacket. This pair was made with LYCRA® dualFX® technology which totally changes the game for me, and the jeans fit like a glove!
I recently did an entire interview on Who What Wear sharing why I love these jeans so much – you can read it HERE!
One of my favorite ways to make outfits like this pop is adding a statement accessory, like a silk scarf or bandana. The flight attendant scarf and cowboy bandana have gotten a chic makeover with adorable prints and endless ways to tie around the neck.
With all the pops of red that I can’t get enough of lately, it’s no wonder that my favorite addition to a casual outfit is a red pattern bandana. Check out one of my favorite bandana looks here!
Some other fun additions are cool jackets, like light wash denim, to sling over your shoulder. Pairing neutral toned bags and sneakers will pull together your look, but not distract from the statement piece as well. Feeling cute and confident, even if you’re just running errands or getting coffee, can make your day so much better and productive! I love taking classic pieces and accessories for my “off duty” looks and making them pop!
Tie Scarves and Bandanas like a Pro
-Fold the bandana into a triangle
-Tightly roll the material all the way to the ends
-Wrap the bandana around your neck once and then loop the ends through at the front of your neck
The Cowgirl Tie
-Triangle your bandana or silk scarf
-Simply place it on your neck and secure in the back
-Fold scarf into a triangle and roll up
-Wrap around your neck, crossing the ends behind your neck and pulling them forward in front of you
-Tie a knot beneath the chin
-Shift scarf to the left or right side, leaving the long ends to hang loose
-For scarves and bandanas that don’t wrap all the way around your neck you can tie a cute bracelet tie with a bow around your wrist
-Roll your scarf diagonally
-Tie into a bow in front
The Bunny Ears
-Fold your bandana or scarf diagonally
-Start from behind your head
-Twist the ends two times and bring to front
-Tie a knot at the crown of your head
The Hepburn Tie
-Roll scarf or bandanna to preferred width
-Wrap loosely around your neck, back to front
-Double knot tails
The Pretzel Tie
-Fold scarf into a triangle
-Wrap the scarf around your neck and pull the ends forward to tie a knot
-Twist the two ends around each other, to make it look like a braid
-Tie a double knot making sure to wrap one end around neck
-Move scarf to the left or right side of your neck