Admit it: somedays, you just don't feel like dressing up.
Plus, with the idea of a more casual look currently reigning the runways, we know that you're likely interested in learning how to make more casual outfits work for you and your lifestyle.
The casual outfit ideas on this list will show you how to add a bit more flair and pop to something as simple as your favorite pair of jeans and a tee-shirt.
Be warned, though.
Once you finish reading this post? You'll be ready to banish uncomfortable clothing from your closet forever!
1. Toss on a Pair of Heels
We're not saying that you need to pair thigh high boots with a pair of denim shorts and a tee-shirt, or that you need to make like Kim Kardashian West and throw on a pair of heeled clear plastic shoes with jogging shorts.
However, if you're tucking a graphic tee into a denim skirt or wearing it with a cool pair of skinny jeans, a fun pump is an awesome way to upgrade your more casual outfits.
You can accent things even further by adding a sleek belt in a bright, fun shade or pattern. Try something with rhinestones, a logo, or even a chic woven belt to have heads turning at the movie theatre or just while out running errands.
To make sure that you properly show off your belt, tuck your tee into your jeans or do a half-tuck in the front only.
After all, you never know who you might meet -- so even your favorite cute casual outfits should always be able to turn heads!
2. Add a Fitted or Oversized Blazer
We know what you're thinking: aren't blazers for the office?
Well, as the covers of Vogue and street style blogs everywhere are currently indicating: not anymore.
A sleek, tailored blazer or even smoking jacket layered over a tee shirt and jeans is one of the most popular casual outfits for women of the moment.
The right blazer can make you feel just as much like a super-sexy French film star of days gone by as it can make you feel ready to dominate your next office meeting.
If you're going for a more care-free vibe?
We also suggest throwing on tons of layered necklaces. Not only will they help to dress things up a bit, but showing off your jewelry collection is also always an awesome conversation starter.
If you do this, aim for an oversized blazer, not a perfectly tailored one.
This also lets you play around with the idea that you've borrowed your man's blazer -- which is never a bad fashion move!
3. Let Your Shades Do the Talking
Admit it: we've all had fantasies of what it's like to be a celebrity.
We've had moments where we're strolling through the grocery store parking lot or picking up our kids from school where we imagine that paparazzi are hiding in the bushes, snapping our pictures.
If you want to feel like an off-duty model or a celebrity who is taking a break from the red carpet and re-entering the real world?
There are few better ways to dress up a tee-shirt and turn it into one of our favorite cute outfits than by throwing on an awesome pair of shades.
Plus, your sunnies will also mean that you can skip the mascara for the day. After all, between everything you have to get done in a day, you don't always have time to add a full face of makeup.
When you wear oversized and glamorous shades, not only will no one be the wiser as to the fact that you're going barefaced for the day.
You'll also look seriously chic with the most minimal amount of effort possible!
4. Take a Fashion Risk
Are you a little bit more of a daring dresser?
Do your friends know you as the person who is always willing to try out the latest trends?
Do you take your fashion inspiration from celebrities like Solange, Lady Gaga, Tilda Swinton, and of course, the incomparable Rihanna?
If so, then there's no reason why you shouldn't take a fashion risk when it comes to casual dressing.
We love the idea of pairing one of your favorite graphic tees with a seriously dressy floor-length skirt and wearing it to a cocktail party.
It's a fun mix of elegance and casual, and it's also an awesome way to hop onto the streetwear fashion trend that's currently dominating runways and sidewalks alike.
Looking for the Right Tee-Shirts to Add to These Casual Outfits?
We hope that you've enjoyed and felt inspired by these casual outfit ideas.
Remember that casual outfits don't need to look sloppy, boring, or outdated. There are tons of ways that you can wear them with the latest trends and dress them up so that they're right for almost any occasion.
Whether you choose to wear enormous shades or if you want to toss a blazer on top of them, there's no wrong way to do casual.
Of course, getting it right means that you'll need to invest in the very best basics.
That's where we come in.
Be sure to browse through our epic collection of tee-shirts, headwear, and much more! We can't wait to see how you style some of our favorite pieces.