5 Simple Ways to Look Effortlessly Chic

Simple tricks on how to look effortlessly chic on a budget

How to look effortlessly chic - 5 tips to looking stylish and put together without trying

How to look Effortlessly Chic Every Day

Don’t you wish you could wake up and walk out the door looking effortlessly chic every day? Well it’s actually not too hard. Anyone can enjoy looking stylish and chic on the regular — all it takes is knowing a few tricks of the trade.

Effortless style means keeping your style simple, but never boring. And although it might appear as though you randomly threw a few things on that just happens to look put-together. It’s really the illusion that you didn’t even try, when of course, you actually did!

There are a few rules to looking effortlessly chic, and they’re actually quite simple ones too! Keep reading for my 5 tips to looking effortlessly chic every day!

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#1 Way to look Chic: Wear black and neutrals

Black and neutral coloured clothes have a certain timeless quality to them. And wearing them is an easy way to look effortlessly chic.

Of course this doesn’t mean you can’t wear any colour, but having your stapl wardrobe essentials in black and neutrals allow you to easily mix and match them to create different outfits.

Some recommended staple pieces include: skinny black pants/jeans, black culottes, white jeans, white turtleneck, striped turtle neck, camel coat, checkered coats.

Here are some of my favourite budget friendly black and neutral pieces:

#2 Way to look Chic: Wear A Blazer

A blazer can be added to almost any look and adds instant sense of polish to that outfit.

Whether you’re wearing a sundress or jeans, wearing a blazer just steps up the whole look a level to elevate your style.

They’re an excellent completer piece that can be added to any outfit. Black would be the most classic colour for a blazer, but I also love navy, checkered and even floral print blazers too.

Recommended blazers: menswear blazer, structured blazer, black blazer, navy blazer, blazer with brass buttons,

Here are some of my favourite blazers that won’t break the bank:

#3 Way to look Chic: Wear Pointed Shoes

There’s just something about pointed to shoes that look so chic. My go to colours are black and nude, as you can probably tell, and they go with almost every outfit to add a bit a edge to it.

I particularly love pointed toe nude pumps because they have an instantly leg lengthening ability. And my black over the knee boots are another great basic I wear a lot too.

Up your shoe game with these affordable picks:

Recommended pieces: black ankle boots, black OTK boots, nude pumps, pointed toe loafers, pointed toe bow flats, pointed to slingbacks.

#4 Way to look Chic: Carry a Structured Bag

A structured bag is another great completer piece for putting together a chic outfit. The simple lines and hardware add a distinct sense of polish and sophistication.

Here are some of my affordable structured bag picks:

#5 Way to Look Chic: Wear Sunglasses

Sunglasses seem to add an instant chic factor to any outfit. They’re the perfect accessory to enhance the your outfit, and can make you look pulled together even when you’ve rushed out the door without makeup.

Here some of my favourite affordable sunglasses picks that won’t break the bank:

Some classic styles that stand the test of time are aviator sunglasses, cat-eye sunglasses, leopard sunglasses, and oversized sunglasses, round sunglasses, reflective sunglasses.

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  • Candice Sandler
    August 21, 2020

    These are all such stunning outfits

    • Eileen
      August 21, 2020

      Thanks so much Candice! 🙂

  • crystalsandcurls
    August 21, 2020

    I love all these looks. Eileen! I definitely agree with sunnies being a great finish to any outfit – and my entire work wardrobe is made of neutrals because it’s so easy to style! xx

    • Eileen
      August 23, 2020

      Thanks so much Mia! Agreed, neutrals make it so much easier to match!

  • Danielle
    August 23, 2020

    These outfits are stunning, I feel like our style is so similar!


    • Eileen
      August 23, 2020

      Thanks so much Danielle!

  • Des | itsbetterinheels
    August 24, 2020

    These are such great tips!! I totally agree with the black and neutrals tip. I love wardrobes that consist of neutrals. I used to hate pointy toe shoes in the past. Growing up I thought they looked funny. But the style has won me over and i think they’re so classy and really elevates any look!
    Thanks for sharing these great tips doll, love you style!!

    Des | https://www.itsbetterinheels.com

    • Eileen
      August 29, 2020

      Thanks so much Desiree! So funny because growing up I felt the same about pointy to shoes, but now I love them!

  • Mariann Yip
    August 24, 2020

    When people ask me to describe my style, I always say effortlessly chic so this post resonated with me! I also love the tips especially wearing black since it’s such a safe choice 🙂


    • Eileen
      August 29, 2020

      Thanks Mariann! Agreed, wearing black just makes things easy!

  • Ashley
    August 25, 2020

    You are definitely defining chic here- love all these styling tips!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Jackie
    August 25, 2020

    Lately, it’s only sunglasses that I’ve been rocking to look chic HAHA

    Loving the roundup. I can’t wait to have places to wear outfits like these again 😉

  • bestphotoediting
    September 7, 2020

    Really nice post,Thanks for sharing your post!!!

  • infinitelyadaydreamer
    September 24, 2020

    What beautiful outfits! I love your sense of style Eileen. Very classy! Thanks for the outfit advice (:


  • kürk
    September 24, 2020

    Great outfit

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