Two Easy Ways to Enhance a Casual Outfit

Your Guide to Looking Put-Together With Zero Effort | She Saw Style
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Your Guide to Looking Put-Together With Zero Effort | She Saw Style

I have a secret: I don’t exactly enjoy dressing up. So if I can get away with looking put-together, without actually putting in any effort, I’m game!

I often have a good laugh when I show up for a girl’s night with my friends and they mention that I look so “dressed up.” Ladies – I didn’t even think about my outfit this morning, let alone style it to look dressed up! I tend to reach for my t-shirts and jeans on most days, but if a tee is dirty, I’m usually opting for a comfy, sleeveless blouse during the summertime.

There’s not much effort that goes into wearing a blouse paired with denim bottoms. If you follow my totally not-so-exclusive tips to looking put-together without any thought, you’ll rarely have to drain your energy choosing an ensemble ever again!

Ready to learn the two easy ways to enhance a casual outfit?


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blouse c/o Aritzia | bag c/o Amerii | phone case c/o Nunuco Design Co. | pants | necklace | similar earrings | similar shoes

spray tan c/o Pradas Glow by Erin | hair color c/o 1213 Hair Studio | location: Coco + Hazel

photos by Meredith Anne Photography

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Would you like to know my secrets to enhancing a casual outfit? It’s color and accessories.

Wearing color instantly brings life to an outfit. That’s why this gorgeous, coral sleeveless blouse from Aritzia is the perfect addition to your summer wardrobe. I’ve noticed that I feel a thousand times more cheerful and more put-together when I have this vibrant tank on. It’s incredibly lightweight (without being sheer) and it’s the perfect length to flatter an array of body types. The straps are wide so you don’t have to wear a strapless bra, the neckline isn’t too plunging, and it doesn’t stick to your skin, which is awesome for those toasty days in the sun.

Another key to looking put-together without any effort is adding cute accessories. I nearly always wear a layered gold necklace. I mean, really, with any outfit! From graphic tees to plunging dresses, I’ve usually got a couple of strands around my neck. They take two seconds to clasp on and make it look like you took way more time getting ready than you actually did! Add a cute pair of block-heel sandals (still comfy, but nicer than flip flops) and a pretty bag, and you’re set!


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Do you have any tips and tricks for looking put-together without putting in much effort?


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  • Reply
    Annie
    June 26, 2019 at 6:48 AM

    A. Your photos look ADORABLE!
    B. These are great tips – thank you!

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      June 26, 2019 at 11:30 AM

      That’s so kind of you! Thank you so much for the encouragement 🙂

  • Reply
    Hillary Conheady
    June 26, 2019 at 11:44 AM

    Ah you are just the cutest!! Also totally in love with this spot! Pink chairs and tables? I’m sold!

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      June 27, 2019 at 12:26 PM

      YOU are the cute one! But thanks, girly! I love this spot sooo much. Their ice cream and milkshakes are to DIE FOR!

      • Reply
        Lindsay
        July 2, 2019 at 11:48 PM

        The color of this top is beautiful on you! And I agree, accessories can totally switch up an outfit

  • Reply
    Lauryn Hock
    June 26, 2019 at 12:18 PM

    I don’t like to dress up either; I prefer to be comfortable! These tips are A+ in my book!

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      June 27, 2019 at 12:27 PM

      Precisely how I feel, which is why I’m finding ways to feel or look dressed up without all the extra effort hehe!

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    Rachel
    June 26, 2019 at 12:28 PM

    Oh my gosh, you are the cutest!!! I’m totally a jeans and t-shirt kind of gal but love a comfy blouse to help elevate my look. Love this one from Aritzia!

    Rachel
    http://www.hello-her.com

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      June 27, 2019 at 12:27 PM

      OMG I feel that so hard. I’m pretty much always wearing a graphic tee and skinny jeans – but even those I’ve found can be dressed up easily with a pair of colorful heels and the right jewelry. It’s amazing what color and sparkle can do for a look!

  • Reply
    Whitney
    June 26, 2019 at 1:13 PM

    you are so stinking cute! Love this look on you! I also love those summer sandals!

    xo,

    Whitney

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      Stephanie Whitman
      June 27, 2019 at 12:28 PM

      Thanks a million! I love them too. It’s a bummer Charlotte Russe went out of business because their shoes were always my favorite – but I linked a couple of similar pairs that I also love!

  • Reply
    Lina Melo
    June 26, 2019 at 3:58 PM

    You can’t imagine how much I love your pictures and the way you look with every outfit! Love all your tips Stephanie

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      June 27, 2019 at 12:28 PM

      Well shucks, that’s just way too sweet of you to say! Thank you for the compliment 🙂

  • Reply
    Morgan
    June 26, 2019 at 4:26 PM

    I’m 100% the same way!! Love my casual outfits!!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      June 27, 2019 at 12:29 PM

      And you rock them just as much as you do the workwear that you put together. Your style is amazing!

  • Reply
    Mistle
    June 26, 2019 at 6:34 PM

    I always love a good top and jeans! I agree that adding a vibrant top and accessories help an outfit look more put together. Love these photos of you!

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      June 27, 2019 at 12:29 PM

      Totally! Colorful tops really help spice up a wardrobe – especially for the summertime!

  • Reply
    Beth
    June 26, 2019 at 10:47 PM

    That top is really cute on you! You always have great accessories too, that takes the outfit to a whole other level.

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      June 27, 2019 at 12:30 PM

      Aww thanks so much! I love accessories. I don’t always enjoy super statement pieces (though they’re fun once in a while) but I’ve found that a good layered gold necklace, fun earrings, and a good handbag will do in a pinch hehe!

  • Reply
    Crystal // Dreams, etc.
    June 27, 2019 at 2:07 AM

    I love that top! And the color is perfect for you. Love these tips! I should probably add some more color to my wardrobe. 🙂

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      June 27, 2019 at 12:33 PM

      The color was what drew me to this top in the first place. I just can’t resist a vibrant coral. But it also comes in a stunning lilac shade that I love just as much!

  • Reply
    Em
    June 27, 2019 at 9:22 AM

    I am all about an effortless casual outfit!

  • Reply
    Carolyn
    June 27, 2019 at 9:34 AM

    First off, you’re the cutest! And yum to that ice cream. But I agree, this color of the top totally brings your outfit up a notch! It’s so cute and you look put-together! I totally agree about accessories to get that “I tried but didn’t try” look for your outfit haha!

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      Stephanie Whitman
      June 27, 2019 at 12:35 PM

      Gotta have my strawberry ice cream 😉 Thanks, gorgeous! I am crazy obsessed with the color of this top along with the flow-y style. And accessories are just the best way to uplevel any outfit!

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    Deborah
    June 27, 2019 at 10:07 AM

    I’m like you – for a fashion blogger, I don’t love getting dressed up! I like wearing easy pieces that make me look put-together with minimal effort! I am LOVING this top! The color, the peplum, the pleats. All perfection!

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      Stephanie Whitman
      June 27, 2019 at 12:36 PM

      Girl, most days you’ll find me in a graphic tee and skinny jeans – but I love knowing I can be just as comfortable if I switch the graphic tee for a cute blouse like this!

  • Reply
    Becky
    June 27, 2019 at 10:31 AM

    I love color! That top with the accessories looks great. And the ice cream totally completes the look 😉

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      June 27, 2019 at 12:37 PM

      I couldn’t help myself. If there’s strawberry ice cream to be had, it’s happening hehe. Thanks girly!

  • Reply
    Carrington Barfield
    June 27, 2019 at 10:33 AM

    This is adorable! I love this top on you, it’s so cute for summer. The fit and color both! Also love how you can wear it with denim or white pants/shorts, super versatile.

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      June 27, 2019 at 12:37 PM

      It literally goes with so many things! Versatile, cute, and colorful. It’s the best of all worlds, if you ask me. I’ve been wearing it NONSTOP!

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    Lindsey
    June 27, 2019 at 11:06 AM

    I have never thought about how to up my game without much effort but thinking about it, at least before kids, I was all about fun accessories. I kept my wardrobe pretty neutral. I love using tinted chapstick to bring some color to my face. Thanks for this! I need to shop color now.

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      June 27, 2019 at 12:38 PM

      Color can be brought to the table a number of ways. Whether that’s with a bright lip, a fun blouse like mine, a cute pair of shoes, or even with hair accessories! And then add some sparkle and you’re set!

  • Reply
    Jenn
    June 27, 2019 at 11:55 AM

    I love the pics and this top is amazing! I love the color coral right now. 💕😊

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      June 27, 2019 at 12:39 PM

      I love coral in the summertime, especially. It’s just such a cheerful color to wear. It always brightens my mood!

  • Reply
    Taylor Mobley
    June 27, 2019 at 11:57 AM

    Yesssss – accessories totally make this outfit! I love keeping this simple and adding pops of color with my makeup or accessories. SO simple.

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      June 27, 2019 at 12:40 PM

      Yess that’s one of the best ways to do it. So easy and affordable and fun! You always find the best ways to add character and cheerfulness to your looks.

  • Reply
    rebecca
    June 27, 2019 at 12:13 PM

    GIRL, this is my total fashion motto – little effort but still stylish. I always love to see how you style your looks & this blouse is a great color on you.

    xx rebecca // http://www.rebeccapiersol.me

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      Stephanie Whitman
      June 27, 2019 at 12:41 PM

      And you totally ROCK it! Thanks for the encouragement, girly!

  • Reply
    Jordyn
    June 27, 2019 at 12:56 PM

    I think there is a definite art to making a casual outfit look dressed up and accessories make ALL the difference. While I do like to dress up, I love that I can also throw on a tee, high waisted jeans, a belt and a few layered necklaces and look like I REALLY tried.

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      June 28, 2019 at 11:37 AM

      Precisely! It’s so fun to just uplevel an outfit with a few simple steps!

  • Reply
    Anna English
    June 27, 2019 at 1:56 PM

    Throwing on a few cute accessories really does the trick! It’s typically my go-to way to look more put together.

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      June 28, 2019 at 11:40 AM

      It’s really the simplest way to make an outfit look more fabulous!

  • Reply
    Alix Maza
    June 27, 2019 at 2:41 PM

    I really like your phone case, but I LOVE that ice cream cone haha.

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      June 28, 2019 at 11:40 AM

      Hahah well they definitely added to the appeal of this shoot

  • Reply
    Rowena
    June 27, 2019 at 3:42 PM

    Love your outfit and the coral colour of your blouse – you look fabulous!! The accessories definitely make the difference and help transition from day to night.

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      June 28, 2019 at 11:41 AM

      The coral color is definitely what drew me to this top in the first place. They also offer it in a couple other colors. It’s just so cute and lightweight and comfy!

  • Reply
    Amberly
    June 27, 2019 at 5:26 PM

    I feel this EXACT same way!! I think you look great!

  • Reply
    Laura S
    June 27, 2019 at 5:34 PM

    I am ceaselessly amazed at how much more “together” you can look just by adding a few simple accessories that take zero effort!

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      June 28, 2019 at 11:42 AM

      Isn’t it crazy how simple it is? But it makes all the difference in the world!

  • Reply
    Oh to Be a Muse
    June 27, 2019 at 5:56 PM

    Totally agree. The fact that this top is colorful makes it way more than just a casual look. Also love the setting and the ice cream as an accessory.

    http://www.ohtobeamuse.com

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      June 28, 2019 at 11:42 AM

      Exactly! There’s something about color that really adds a special “ingredient” to any outfit!

  • Reply
    Megan
    June 27, 2019 at 7:26 PM

    I love your outfit! I totally need that shirt for myself. It’s so bright and colorful. I love that you’re posing with the ice cream cone. Very fun!

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      June 28, 2019 at 11:43 AM

      You should absolutely get it. I can’t recommend it enough. I wore it once before this shoot, and since then I’ve probably already worn it like ten more times!

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    Indya | The Small Adventurer
    June 27, 2019 at 10:23 PM

    I totally agree that accessories are KEY to looking put together! I love buying them, but I hardly ever wear them. I really should though because simply adding a cute bag and a colourful scarf or something can completely transform your outfit! Isn’t fashion amazing? 🙌

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      June 28, 2019 at 11:44 AM

      Accessories are amazing. They really make a huge difference for every outfit. You should totally incorporate them when you get them. I bet the accessories you have are SO CUTE!

  • Reply
    Greta
    June 27, 2019 at 11:17 PM

    What a cute top! So obsessed with this color on you. I also am a huge fan of accessories being the key to a good outfit.

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      June 28, 2019 at 11:44 AM

      Isn’t it just to die for? I’m obsessed with vibrant coral in the summertime, especially. It’s just so cheerful!

  • Reply
    Nailil
    June 28, 2019 at 1:08 AM

    I’ve found that accessories definitely help. And sometimes layering too, a cute denim jacket makes a difference on a look.

    Xx, Nailil
    http://thirtyminusone.com

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      June 28, 2019 at 11:45 AM

      So true! However, during the summer – the last thing I wanna do is put ON another layer haha! So I opt for jewelry or fun bags and shoes instead!

  • Reply
    Kileen
    June 28, 2019 at 1:36 AM

    I love effortlessly chic outfits too! Color and accessories make a huge difference, love this top babe- the color is so pretty for Summer!

    Kileen
    cute & little

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      June 28, 2019 at 11:46 AM

      You’d look AMAZING in this top! I can imagine the color and style would be spectacular on you for the summertime.

  • Reply
    Katelyn Melton
    June 28, 2019 at 8:22 AM

    This is totally me! Add some accessories to a simple outfit and I feel like a new woman!

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      June 28, 2019 at 11:46 AM

      Right? It’s just the best way to easily dress up any look!

  • Reply
    Jasmine Vargas
    June 28, 2019 at 10:25 AM

    You’re simply the cutest. I love the bright coral color it really suits you.

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      June 28, 2019 at 11:47 AM

      Thanks cutie! I’m so into this color lately. It’s just so cheery!

  • Reply
    Erin
    June 29, 2019 at 1:01 AM

    Accessorizing helps me! A necklace, headband, bracelet, earrings that aren’t my normal studs all help!

  • Reply
    Nyxie
    June 29, 2019 at 5:47 AM

    I kept saying ‘#me’ throughout this whole read! I’m a casual dresser through and through, but really need to learn how to make it casual but like also ready to go to dinner, you know?
    You look lovely by the way! I love the coral coloured top.

  • Reply
    Erin
    June 30, 2019 at 6:47 PM

    That is such a cute top!! Love it!

  • Reply
    Laura Leigh
    July 1, 2019 at 8:15 AM

    Definitely agree that accessories can quickly pull your look together and elevate it! Loving your handbag and necklace you paired with this look! Adds so much!

    xo Laura Leigh
    http://www.louellareese.com

  • Reply
    Kaylyn
    July 1, 2019 at 11:53 AM

    First of all,You already know I think you’re the cutest person ever and these pictures just support that! Secondly, I add a jacket to everything, that is my dress up tip. Need to look more business casual? Add a blazer, wanna look like you can kick ass? Boom! Leather jacket.

  • Reply
    Lily
    July 2, 2019 at 4:21 PM

    Accessories definitely make a big difference! I’m not huge on adding color, so it’s something I need to try.

  • Reply
    Sarah Lennon
    July 2, 2019 at 10:51 PM

    I love that you use color to make a casual outfit look more put together! I love color and hope it helps me, because I need all the help I can get these days! 😉

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    Kenzi || Life of a Sister
    July 7, 2019 at 6:00 PM

    I love this entire outfit! I usually don’t add too much color but it’s definitely something I’ll think about adding it next time. I love when I learn new fashion tips!

  • Reply
    Ashley Hargrove
    July 23, 2019 at 9:40 PM

    You are absolutely adorable! All of these photos are just so much fun! And so is that top!! SO cute!

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