7 Go-To Casual Weekend Outfit Ideas
You’re all dressed up from Monday through Friday for work so it’s no surprise you’d want to dress down a little for the weekend. We feel you. The weekends are when you get to let your hair down and have fun! BUT, casual weekend outfits don’t have to mean boring. For a little casual style inspiration, read on!
Make A Statement With Heels
Tank tops and jeans. Doesn’t sound incredibly exciting, does it? But the best part about a simple outfit is that you have ample room to dress it up with accessories! If you’re afraid of going OTT (Over The Top), then limit the statement pieces to just one. In this case, heels would be the perfect finishing touch to add visual interest to your outfit PLUS make you feel extra confident. Win-win. Remember, ‘statement heels’ don’t just have to mean ‘bright and sparkly’. Even heels in a bright pop of colour can do the trick! If you want to go right on ahead and add even more accessories, hey, why not? Sometimes, going against the norm is good for the soul.Shop Tank Tops Shop Printed Skirt Shop Heels
The ‘Shirt Over Dress’ Look
There’s something effortlessly chic about a loose collared shirt thrown over a dress. If you’ve got on a plain dress underneath, then opt for a printed shirt instead to give your outfit a little character. What kind of character you choose to portray is entirely up to you! Floral and feminine, cute and quirky or cool and edgy- it’s all in the print. If you’ve already got a printed dress underneath, go instead with a plain solid coloured shirt to add contrast. This casual weekend style works great with rompers too. Just mix things up and play around with it!Shop Casual Dresses Shop Shirts
Cute In Overalls
Heading out for an epic road trip with friends or family over the weekend? We can’t think of a more fun and carefree outfit than overalls. And yes, adults CAN wear them too! Paired with sneakers for maximum comfort, of course. Unsure what to wear under your overalls? Crop tops, regular round-neck tees or even sports bras will make a great complement! It just depends where you’re going and what makes you feel the most comfortable. Oh, and don’t forget to pack along your handy sunglasses. To protect your eyes from the sun AND score extra OOTD points.Shop Overalls Shop Sneakers Shop Sunglasses
The ‘Shirt Over Waist’ Look
You guessed it. This look is merely an adaptation of the ‘shirt over dress’ look. While we love the latter, we have to eventually face the music and realise that Malaysia is synonymous with the words ‘hot’ and ‘humid’. Keep the shirt on for cool, air-conditioned places but switch it down to your waist the moment the temperature rises. One thing’s for sure though, both outfits and equal parts casual and cool.Shop Casual Dresses Shop Shirts
Distressed Jeans To The Rescue
You know it’s going to be a (edgy) casual outfit if distressed jeans are in the picture. Distressed jeans look great with almost any top but we love the contrast it gives when paired along with something a little more ‘serious’, if you will. Button down shirts add a sophisticated, grown up flair to the overall look. If your weekend is going to be a busy one, flat shoes will be your lifesavers. Espadrilles, perhaps?Shop Button Down Shirts Shop Distressed Jeans Shop Espadrilles
The Short Solution
Shorts and weekends might as well be best friends given their common reputation: short but sweet. Still, if you’re someone who believes shorts are too ‘casual’, then amp it up with a statement top. Think bell sleeves, ruffle blouses or bold prints. Add a low heel to finish off the look and you’ll be ready for brunch with your girlfriends!Shop Bell Sleeve Tops Shop Ruffle Tops
Max It Out
There really is nothing to not like about maxi dresses, is there? They’re versatile and sexy in a subtle way. If your weekend is going to be an errand-filled one, consider a maxi dress that’s either flowy or has a slit at the bottom. It’ll make walking or running around much easier, trust us. Pair with sneakers or flats during the day and switch it up to heels if you know you’ll be heading somewhere a little fancier at night.Shop Maxi Dresses
By Yi Jun
5 Fashion Rules You CAN Break
You see a new fashion trend and got some good fashion tips you like on Pinterest and decide to try it yourself. You stare at yourself in the mirror and think you look pretty darn good, but then the voice at the back of your head goes ‘but this looks a bit weird’. After a while, you decide against it and go back to wearing what you normally do. Sound familiar?
A lot of us don’t experiment or stay in our comfort zone because we’re so afraid of what people might think. But in Shoppr, we believe you should always be confident in whatever you wear! Go against the norm, break all the fashion rules and always be unapologetically you ;)
Break Fashion Rule 1: Try print on print, on even more prints!
We’ve all heard this before: “don’t wear print on print, it’ll look too messy!” We get it, you feel obliged to make your outfit more minimalistic.. But if you think that polka dot shirt goes well with that striped skirt, go right ahead! Find the right patterns that complement each other (or heck, they don’t have to either!) and you’ll notice that a beautiful mess is still beautiful.Shop Printed Blouse Shop Printed Skirt
Break Fashion Rule 2: Oversized clothes won’t eat you up
A lot of us are told that we should only wear clothes that fit perfectly, but do we really have to? Oversized clothes won’t make you look ‘big’, it won’t devour your frame or silhouette, and it definitely will not make you any less fashionable. Oversized blouses and tees are a trend, really! They give you that casual yet sophisticated touch, especially if paired with sleek pants or denim shorts!Shop Oversized Top
Break Fashion Rule 3: Bare them midriffs confidently
Another ‘fashion rule’ we may have heard is that we should always cover up our stomach, especially if we don’t boast a set of toned abs. If you feel more comfortable not showing it, that’s fine. But if you do want to bare your midriffs, but you don’t have them Kylie Jenner abs, bare them anyway! What you wear is a reflection of who you are, never let people alter it for you. If wearing crop tops make you feel great, listen to Nike and just do it.Shop Crop Tops Shop Bardot Tops
Break Fashion Rule 4: It doesn’t have to always match
May it be colours, patterns, style… we always try to match our clothes. Yes, matching clothes gives off a more ‘blended’ look, making it somewhat more cohesive. But don’t let this be your #1 guide at all times. Mix and match around freely- even if your bag don’t match with your shoes- and find a balance that you’re ultimately satisfied with. Remember, you don’t always have to match your shoe to your bag, to your top, to your bottom...you get the point!
Break Fashion Rule 5: Accessorize as you much as you like
Wear all the accessories you want,” said no one ever. But you most definitely can! Don’t only wear one accessory because that’s the ‘limit’, if you want to layer your necklaces (which is so easy to pull of!), wear rings AND dangly earrings at the same time, be our guest! It’s all about trying out what works best for you, and accessorising as much (or as little) as you please.Shop Necklace Shop Earrings Found this article helpful? Check out our other What To Wear articles for even more fashion tips & trends!
Read ‘What To Dress For Events’ and A Twist To Your Everyday Denim’.
By Yi Jun
Yuna Proves That Modesty and Fashion Can Work Well Together!
She’s making waves wherever she goes, and we can’t help but feel proud of our very own Yuna! She shares her voice through her soulful music, and now she has another message to spread; modesty and fashion can indeed look good together.
Yuna does a lot of layering with her clothing. May it be with outerwear (coats, kimonos, jackets), or accessories (colourful scarves), or maybe even both at the same time! Try experimenting with different layers (if it’s not too hot) and mix and match around.Shop Her Look →
#2 Bright Prints & Colours
Yes, you can have the best of both worlds and wear both bright prints and colours. Yuna proves this right as she attends Coachella (we’re jealous!) wrapped in funky prints, colourful pieces and a whole lot of confidence.Shop Her Look →
#3 Oversized Coats
They’re cool, comfortable and gives your appearance an instant lift. Just like Yuna, pair them with simple basics like leggings, sneakers and tees for a chic contrast.Shop Her Look →
Of course, the signature headscarf! Yuna says (many times, we might add) that it is NOT a sign of oppression. In fact, she feels even more confident in it. And we say, you do you, girl!Shop Her Look →
By Yi Jun
What to Dress for Events
Every morning, we all have that “what should I wear?” thought popping in our minds. But before an important event, that sentiment increases tenfold. We all (usually at the last minute) try to find that perfect dress for fancy occasions! From weddings to family gatherings, we’ve come up with a guide on dresses for you to look your best!
For: Family Dinners
Whether it’s your parent’s anniversary dinner or your 1 year old cousin’s birthday bash that he/she probably won’t remember, family gatherings are inevitable.
Maxi dresses are great for occasions like these as they’re easy to style with! You can add on any extra clothing or accessory according to the occasion, and looks good even if you choose not to. Too hot for your liking? Skater dresses are your next best choice as it can be worn for both casual or fancy events.
Family gatherings don’t happen frequently, but it’s great to keep a few of these dresses in your wardrobe in preparation!
For: Office Parties
We all go for the free food, let’s be honest here. However, just because it’s free food doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dress appropriately!
Midi dresses and shift dresses have the appropriate length for office events. Plus, you can move around easily in these dresses to mingle around or just help out in cleaning up after the event. If it’s a casual setting, wear a cardigan and flats; if it’s a fancier get-up, amp it up with accessories and low-heels.
Bonus: Since these dresses are already office-appropriate, you can wear them for work too! Just throw on a blazer and some heels. Perfect transition outfit!
It’s not an actual event, but it is one you should dress up accordingly for! Again, follow the knee-length rule and remember that blazer!
A great choice for meetings is the peplum dress. The structure of the dress is simple yet classy, and flatters any body type. Another option for you is everyone’s classic go-to: the shirt dress. May it be plain, striped, long-sleeved, or buttoned, they’re perfect for formal events. Just make sure you go for the midi ones!
For: Fancy Dates
Finally, your beau is bringing you somewhere fancy-shmancy! Whether for a romantic dinner date overlooking the cityscape view or to watch a Broadway Musical (you probably won’t get to see Hamilton, but you can check out other awesome events here), you need a stand-out dress.
Sheer dresses are feminine and elegant, and comes in a huge variety for you to choose from! They stand out well from the rest of the dresses, and will serve you well on your romantic night out. Bodycon dresses work great too, but you might want to bring along a coat or a shawl in case it gets too chilly. (make sure it’s not too skimpy as well)
You know it’s the ‘season of love’ when you get a whole bunch of invitations to attend weddings. Sometimes you get invitations from your mum’s best friend’s son’s wedding, and you’ve only met him once. Whatever it is, it’s still a joyous occasion! *cue in wedding bells*
There’s an unspoken rule when it comes to weddings, try not to go over-the-top. Wherever that came from, we second it. It’s the bride’s day to shine, and that in itself deserves to be celebrated! Go for lace dresses as it fits the love theme really well; cocktail dresses for that sexy yet stylish vibe. Just remember to avoid white!
It’s going to be a night to remember (cue in that catchy High School Musical song), so make it count! With a huge variation of prom dresses to choose from, you’ll find that exact dress you’ve been looking for here. We won’t say much, cause’ we know just how much you want this night to be perfect for you!
In case you’re still trying to figure out what dress to wear, here’s a few top choices:
Mermaid dresses: A dress with a flowy end at the bottom, named ‘mermaid’ because it resembles a mermaid tail. Perfect if you want a balance between subtle and extravagant!
Princess dresses: Similar to the mermaid dress, but more poofy at the top. You’ll definitely feel like a princess in this one!
Ball Gown: Almost everyone’s first choice, the ball gown looks like the Cinderella gown you’ve seen in the movies: poofy and made from a lot of sheer material from the waist down!
*Feel free to switch it up between dresses! This is just a simple guide, and you should always wear what you feel the most confident in :)
Work Edition: Joggers For The Office. It’s Possible!
It can be a hassle to wear something that isn’t easy to move in the office, especially when you’ve got a long day ahead and places to run to 24/7! Swap those pencil skirts out for these cool style tips for joggers!
With High Heels
Live life in the fast lane in a pair of heels to go with any pair of joggers. A thing to keep in mind is to make sure the pair is minimal, clean, and not too casual!
Image Credits: Love ElenoreShop High Heels →
With A Blouse
A tailored blouse is always a necessity in every girl’s wardrobe. Even more so when you need them to go with your relaxed jogger pants! It’s a super helpful outfit hack that will come in handy on casual work days.
Image Credits: Sivan AylaShop Blouses →
With A Clutch
A cute printed clutch can amp your style game and make a seemingly casual outfit more suited for the workplace. The outfit also works to seamlessly transition you into girls’ night out. Yes, please!
Image Credits: Fashion GumShop Clutches →
With A Blazer
Cliché as it seems, a blazer is definitely the go-to piece for the ‘sophistication factor’ it adds to any look. So throw one on and you’ll be all ready to head to the office! In style, of course. Getting the perfect fit is essential when it comes to blazers, so check out this piece by The Every Girl to see how to do just that.
Image Credits: Lipstick AlleyShop Blazers →
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