18 Casual Outfit Ideas That Aren't Boring

Let’s admit it: We all have those days where lounging around in sweatpants and a baggy T-shirt sounds ideal. In fact, some days it feels like there are a million other things we’d rather do than put an outfit together. But getting dressed doesn’t have to be as challenging as we often make it out to be. Enter some genius outfit ideas. Whether it’s pairing two unlikely pieces together or throwing on an accessory to spice up an outfit, curating a new look has never been easier.

To ensure you’re getting the coolest (and easiest) outfit ideas out there, we’ve looked to some of our favorite fashion girls. Want to see how they’ve been styling their pieces lately? Scroll down to discover 18 casual outfit ideas, and then shop each look.

Plaid pants are a fashion-girl favorite right now. Just pair with a few red accents to make the outfit pop.

On Stephanie Arant: Urban Outfitters Lover Striped Tee ($29); Lola Plaid Kick Flare Pants ($49); Lisa Says Gah Jelly Retro Basket ($24)

Available in sizes S to XL.

Pencil skirts usually scream business, but when you pair one with a graphic tee and some fun slides, you’ve suddenly got the most elegant-casual look out there.

On Courtney Trop: Copson Bianco on Ice T-Shirt ($52); Staud Domenico Skirt ($124); Mercedes Castillo Delphia Suede Flat Slide Sandal ($495); Jimmy Choo Candy Glitter Acrylic Convertible Clutch ($750)

Don’t be color shy—red is the hottest hue right now (no pun intended). A head-to-toe monochromatic outfit might just be what your outfit rotation needs.

On Reese Blutstein: McQ Alexander McQueen Printed Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt ($150); Calvin Klein Striped Wool-Twill Straight-Leg Pants ($850); ATP Atelier heels

When in doubt, build your look around comfort. Rid the need for formfitting clothing by letting oversize pieces do the talking.

On Sara Escudero: Topshop denim jacket, shirt, trousers, and shoes; Balenciaga bag

When done right, the athleisure trend can look cool and chic. Balance out your sporty pieces with a pair of heels and an elegant jacket.

On Nadia Aboulhosn: Wild Pearl Faux-Fur Shag Jacket ($55); Forever 21 V-Neck Cropped Cami ($4); Marina Rinaldi pants; Steve Madden Stacy Heels ($80)

Available in sizes 0X to 2X. 

A graphic tee is a fashion girl’s go-to for dressing down fancier pieces, like this silk jacquard miniskirt.

On Madelynn Furlong: AlexaChung skirt; Mansur Gavriel Flap-Closure Clutch ($940)

You can never go wrong with a denim-jacket-and-sneakers combo. Try wearing a bold pair of sneakers to match your fun graphic tee.

On Nicolette Mason: Premme Feminist AF Jacket ($89) and Babes Crop Tee ($35); Puma sneakers

Available in sizes 0 to 6.

Embrace tropical vibes in a laid-back Hawaiian shirt. Add denim, cool sneakers, and a pile of jewelry for a cool look.

On Anaa Saber: Nike SF Air Force 1 Mid ($135)

Stay cozy by layering a hoodie under a trenchcoat. Snakeskin ankle boots finish off the look.

On Taylr Anne: Aritzia hoodie; Elizabeth and James McKinley Sunglasses ($185); Charlotte Stone Jules Python Boots ($350)

Available in sizes XXS to L.

Pair neutral tones like a pro by playing with textures and shapes. Classic white kicks keep the look casual.

On Elif Filyos: COS skirt; The Stowe Margo Half Moon Bag ($390); Nike Air Force 1 shoes

Jeans are always worth investing in, especially when they complement a cozy sweater like this one. Slip on a pair of heeled mules for the perfect elevated touch.

On Megan Adelaide: Stella McCartney Black Chain Mule Heels ($680); Levi’s jeans; Céline Cat-Eye Acetate Sunglasses ($260)

You can never go wrong with a chic wrap top. This is our go-to summer outfit when worn with strappy sandals and a woven tote.

On Olivia Lopez: Grlfrnd jeans; Balzac Paris top; Pan After Kikarpu Basket ($50)

Available in sizes XS to XL.

Let your accessories do the talking. A Parisian-inspired hat and pair of patent leather boots make a simple outfit that much cooler.

On Lucy Williams: Janessa Leoné hat; Joseph Glossed-Leather Chelsea Boots ($520); Bally Suzy Bag ($1750)

Jeans and a tee are anything but boring when the details are elevated. A striped knit tee and a pair of front-slit jeans will do the trick. Don’t forget to add your favorite slides and an of-the-moment bag.

On Jacey Duprie: La Ligne Le Garçon Striped Cotton Jersey T-Shirt ($95); Frame Le Nouveau Distressed Mid-Rise Straight-Leg Jeans ($250); Staud Moreau Bucket Bag ($375); Soludos Leather Criss Cross Sandal ($60)

Put a modern spin on your jeans by wearing them with a blouse tied at the waist. By tying your blouse, you’ll accentuate your figure while still looking office-appropriate.

On Kellie Brown: Long Tall Sally Kendall Leather Mule ($75)

Try pairing white and off-white for a minimalistic color combo. With a few dark accessories to punctuate the whites, your monochromatic outfit will look fresh and clean.

On Courtnee Ruthie: Organic Basics T-shirt; Gucci sunglasses; Zara shoes

Available in sizes XS to XL.

PSA: It’s possible to stay in the comfort of your kimono or robe all day if you pair it with a graphic tee and skinny jeans.

On Mary Lee: Madeworn T-shirt; Simon Miller jacket; Céline heels; Prada bag

Give a flirty piece like a ruffled skirt the tomboy treatment by wearing it with a graphic tee and classic sneakers (the more weathered the sneakers, the better).

On Alice Barbier: ASOS skirt; Urban Outfitters T-shirt; Vans Old Skool sneakers ($60)

Available in sizes 5 to 17.5.

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated by Anna LaPlaca.