Wardrobe Wednesday | Casual Chic

Wardrobe Wednesday

 

Welcome to Wardrobe Wednesday!  I’m delighted to be your Glam Squad Hostess with the Mostest.  Every Wednesday, you are invited to share a fashion post with the Wardrobe Wednesday Glam Squad.  Anything you like as long as it is fashion related.

Share an outfit you loved and tell us why it made you feel so fabulous.  Perhaps share a favourite piece that you’ve styled for different occasions.  One piece styled several different ways.  Perhaps be brave and share the story of a piece you just can’t make work – the Wardrobe Wednesday Glam Squad may just be able to offer some suggestions!

If you’re playing along with Nikki at Styling You for #everydaystyle, you are very welcome to join in the Wardrobe Wednesday fun.  Wardrobe Wednesday is all about sharing fashion inspiration – we love everyday style just as much as we love date night glamour.

 

Wardrobe Wednesday 2

 

What I Wore | Casual Chic

Fashion is fun and not to be taken too seriously.  That being said, I do love getting dressed up for a big night out or an event.  But getting dressed every day for a casual day is also fun – if you want it to be!

For my day spent doing laundry in between giving the laptop a workout, kid wrangling, the school run and the various fadmin (aka family admin) errands on my Ta Da List, I threw on a simple pair of black pants, a striped tee and a colourful pair of flats with some pretty accessories.  The embodiment of casual chic.

 

Casual Chic

 

I popped up a couple of pictures on Instagram and the Kimba Likes Facebook page, and, goodness, it appears that everyone really liked this casual chic outfit!

It would completely destroy any pretensions to style cred I have if I told you that I literally grabbed the first pair of plain pants in my soft pants pile, the second top in my striped top pile, and the pair of bright flats on my shoe shelves which first caught my eye.

Instead, I will give myself points for having an organised wardrobe system that means I can put together workable flattering casual chic outfits in seconds.  Another win for lazy girl style!

I utilised my Kimba Likes Style Guide.  Just four simple steps, based around a classic basic, and adding something colourful, something coordinating and something clashing.

This casual chic outfit is as comfortable as wearing pyjamas with the DECJUBA Paringa soft pants – one of my Boxing Day Sales bargains.  My Brown Sugar top is really just a simple striped top, but the twist – literally – lifts the style factor a notch for very little effort.  Clashing colour with thrifted Tory Burch bright orange patent flats, a bold pink lip and an Alannah Hill berry hairbow works back beautifully with the Anizoe Odette multicoloured leather clutch.  I’ve added another pop of coordinating colour with a pretty tangerine Banana Republic metal cuff.

 

Casual Chic

Wardrobe Wednesday Shop My Style | Casual Chic

Casual Chic

Shop My Style | Black soft pants | Striped tops with a twist | Orange comfy flats | Hair accessories

1.  Urban Tribal Pants by EziBuy $39 on sale | 2. Sublime Pant by DECJUBA $99.95 | 3.  Ruch Hem Pant by Katies $39.95 | 4.  Lace Sleeve Striped Top by Love Your Wardrobe from The Iconic $59.50 | 5.  Striped V Neck Tee by Glassons $15 | 6.  Striped Cold Cold Shoulder Top by City Chic $20 on sale | 7.  Louise Rust by Walnut Melbourne from Style Tread $35.99 on sale | 8.  Plea Orange by Zensu from Style Tread $59.98 on sale | 9.  Bellez Tangerine by Django & Juliette from Style Tread $139.95 | 10.  Bahiana Beauty Slide by Mimco $19 on sale | 11.  Beloved Comb by Mimco $49.95 | 12.  Coral Cluster Jewelled Comb in Gunmetal by Mimco $35 on sale  

 

Wardrobe Wednesday | Join the Glam Squad

Thank you for joining me for Wardrobe Wednesday.

To join in, just follow the linky instructions below and link up a fashion post.  You can grab the button code here or on my sidebar, to add to your post or blog roll.

I would love it if you would be so kind as to share Wardrobe Wednesday with fellow fashionistas and invite them to be part of the Kimba Likes Wardrobe Wednesday Glam Squad!  Some comment love for other Glam Squad members would be much appreciated.

In return, I will share your posts via my social media network, comment on every post and add an image to the Kimba Likes Wardrobe Wednesday Pinterest board.  Let me know if you’d like an invitation to pin to the board.

 

Kimba Likes Image Credits

  • Product images from EziBuy, DECJUBA, Katies, City Chic, Glassons, The Iconic, StyleTread, Mimco
  • Images by Kim-Marie Williams

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Wardrobe Wednesday | Linky Party 

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  • How to wear trackie pants | Iris May Style - 26 September 2015 - 1.52 pm

    […] Pssst. I’m linked up with the cutest blogger on the planet today – its the gorgeous Kim-Marie from Kimbalikes for Wardrobe Wednesday […]ReplyCancel

  • […] Linking up with the lovely Kim-Marie from Kimbalikes for Wardrobe Wednesday […]ReplyCancel

  • […] the business with a classic black and white combo. This outfit by my friend and blogging buddy Kimba Likes is a case in point. How fab does she […]ReplyCancel

  • Daenel T - 21 February 2014 - 10.45 am

    How cute is that outfit! I love the stripes and pop of color, just so much fun. I’m going to try to incorporate your guidelines into my outfit choices. It just makes sense. ReplyCancel

  • […] work with what I’ve already got in my wardrobe! I’m joining in with Kimba Likes for her Wardrobe Wednesday, be sure to check out what the others have shared and why not join in with YOUR outfit of the […]ReplyCancel

  • bittyandbunny - 20 February 2014 - 2.50 am

    I agree with the masses – you look majorly cute!! And your photos are so fun today!
    xo
    Kym
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    • Kim-Marie Williams - 20 February 2014 - 3.51 pm

      Thanks Kym! My 9 yo takes my photos and makes me laugh with his “work it Mum!” xReplyCancel

      • bittyandbunny - 20 February 2014 - 3.56 pm

        haha! My boyfriend takes my photos and says the same thing! Except he doesn’t call me mom. That would be weird.ReplyCancel

  • Jen - 20 February 2014 - 1.40 am

    You look adorable! Love the clutch and colorful shoes. And my linkup post today totally goes with your formula of starting with a classic basic (pencil skirt), and adding something coordinating (black ankle boots and tights), colorful (teal green cardigan), and clashing (neon pink skinny belt). Yay! 🙂

    Jen @ Librarian for LIfe & Style
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  • Sarah Bluett - 20 February 2014 - 12.18 am

    Happy Wednesday! I love the outfit, especially the pop of color with the shoes!ReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 20 February 2014 - 3.52 pm

      Cheers, Sarah. I don’t usually wear much black and white so I just needed a pop and nothing says pop like patent orange! xReplyCancel

  • Sophisticated Mumma - 19 February 2014 - 10.46 pm

    Yay for Wardrobe Wednesday! Nice to see a few familiar Instagram faces, I found you via a FB shout out by the lovely Bev/Iris May Style. Loving your outfit above especially the tee! ReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 20 February 2014 - 3.52 pm

      Welcome on board! Yes, I adore this tee – I’d love a few more. If I ever find something similar, rest assured that everyone on Instagram will know about it immediately!ReplyCancel

  • Vanessa - 19 February 2014 - 8.28 pm

    You look gorgeous Kimba. xReplyCancel

  • Sarah - Style Unearthed - 19 February 2014 - 8.02 pm

    Looking good, Kimba!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel from Redcliffe Style - 19 February 2014 - 5.56 pm

    I love this look on you! I love a good striped tee. Rachel xxReplyCancel

  • StyledbyBec - 19 February 2014 - 5.43 pm

    I love this outfit too and the pop of colour with the shoes. HOT!! xReplyCancel

  • Vicki | The Fashionable Mum - 19 February 2014 - 4.12 pm

    Navy and orange is a fab combo and I love the draping on that top – looking fiiine!ReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 20 February 2014 - 3.55 pm

      This is one of my favourite tops. The pants are actually black but they do look navy in this shot. Navy and orange is fab together, you’re right.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Mckenzie - 19 February 2014 - 1.26 pm

    I love this outfit on you Kim-Marie casual but also chic xReplyCancel

  • Karen L - 19 February 2014 - 11.53 am

    You can add me to the fan list for this outfit! I love it! xxReplyCancel

  • Norlin Mustapha - 19 February 2014 - 11.52 am

    LOVE those pants!!!!! I must get a pair for those days when I have to rush out for uni and cannot be bothered…oops I meant haven’t go much time to think of what to wear.ReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 19 February 2014 - 1.46 pm

      They’re the most comfortable pants and surprisingly chic considering they’re basically PJs! xReplyCancel

  • Mystery Case - 19 February 2014 - 10.44 am

    I will eventually start getting round to being more fashionable on Wednesday. I might need to post twice on Wednesday from now on? Have linked up a rather old and rather brief Wordless Wednesday post.

    Love your outfit and thought you should know you inspired me to do my first ever #everydaystyle photo on instagram yesterday, wearing skinny jeans for the first time. I trend I thought wasn’t for me, still not convinced but also wondering what you will have me trying next.ReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 19 February 2014 - 1.45 pm

      Ah, there’s no pressure with Wardrobe Wednesday. A recent fashion related post is all you need! x

      Saw your skinny jeans photo just now – looking fabulous. And skinny! What shall we get you into next?!ReplyCancel

      • Mystery Case - 19 February 2014 - 3.00 pm

        Well I am missing one leg in that photo. Far from skinny just a very good angle. lol next….. possibly flats. I don’t own a pair. Not one.ReplyCancel

  • Kate Mac // Glamour Mama - 19 February 2014 - 10.22 am

    Love love LOVE this outfit, best yet! x mwahReplyCancel

  • Sonia from Sonia Styling - 19 February 2014 - 10.12 am

    I adore you in this outfit, Kim-Marie! No wonder everyone went coco bananas over it!ReplyCancel

  • Bev | Iris May Style - 19 February 2014 - 8.22 am

    You are just the cutest blogger EVER Kim-Marie. I love the outfit on you – you look fabulous! MwahReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 19 February 2014 - 10.50 am

      Oh Bev, you really do make me smile with your gorgeous comments! I’m going to have to call a builder to make my door bigger for my gigantic head 😉 Such a sweetheart xxReplyCancel

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