Smart Casual

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OOTD featuring Shein, H&M and Topshop

Do you ever feel like you don't own anything "smart casual"? Like your wardrobe consists of jeans and t-shirts or fancy dresses and nothing in between? This is a situation I often find myself in - particularly with shoes. I have plimsolls or I have party shoes. Well, perhaps that is a slight exaggeration, but what I am trying to say is this - when I saw these studded sandals in Topshop the other day, I knew that they were going to fill a gaping hole in my life.

OOTD featuring Shein, H&M and Topshop

They are the perfect in between shoe. Dressier than loafers (and definitely dressier than plimsolls), they're a lot more laid back than a skyscraper heel, not to mention infinitely more walkable. Which is good, because a girl doesn't always get chauffeur driven to every event, now does she? They're cute, comfortable and flattering, and the stud detailing, in my opinion, makes them look a lot more expensive than their £32 price tag. I can see them being useful on so many different occasions and I'm sure they'll be worn to death in no time at all. If you're not crazy about the black, they're also available in a soft grey colour.

OOTD featuring Shein, H&M and Topshop

OOTD featuring Shein, H&M and Topshop

As for the rest of my outfit, I went for this pleated white midi skirt from H&M which I've had for a while. You can see it styled up quite differently in this post. Pretty, feminine and easy to wear, it's a great option for a smart casual look. I've paired it with this light pink neck tie top from Shein. Simply cut and in a flattering, silky feel fabric, it's a great little multi tasking piece that will tuck into anything from shorts or jeans to culottes and any kind of skirt you can imagine. You can create a pussy bow with the neck tie or you can just leave it knotted like I've done here, offering you even more options.

OOTD featuring Shein, H&M and Topshop

Top* - Shein, Skirt (similar) - H&M, Shoes (grey version), Bag - Topshop

Finally, I've added my trusty little cross body bag from Topshop to balance out the shoes and pull the whole look together.

OOTD featuring Shein, H&M and Topshop

What's your favourite way to do smart casual?

Kate x

*Gifted item. All opinions, as always, are my own.
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33 comments

  1. I know what you mean about having smart casual options, I either feel too under or over dressed! I love this top and midi skirt on you Kate, the black accessories really makes it chic.

    Hanh | hanhabelle

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    1. Thanks Hanh! It can be a difficult balance! x

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  2. What a beautiful outfit!!! Love the skirt, I was looking for a white skirt like this one in spring but never found one I liked.

    Yiota
    pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

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    1. It's so comfortable to wear and really versatile too. x

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  3. A pretty dress and kitten heels, pretty much my office uniform. I like dresses because they are so easy to style, just throw them on and be done with it.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. I agree, dresses are so effortless! x

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  4. What a beautiful, sophisticated look, Kate! I must admit that my clothes are mainly jeans and tee, I am trying my best to start wearing dresses though.

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  5. They look like they'll be the perfect shoe!

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  6. That is a very pretty outfit! I do seem to have mostly casual clothes so when I need to dress smart but not too OTT I always have dilemma :) x

    Mummy's Beauty Corner

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    1. Thanks Dagmara! I'm the same. x

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  7. This is such a pretty look. Love the shoes.
    Nina's Style Blog

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  8. I love this soft pastel outfit! It brings out chic vibes!! I'd love to take this idea and try this as a smart casual outfit too :)

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

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  9. That is one very elegant look! Love it :)
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  10. lovely outfit! you look super pretty

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  11. Love the pastel shades! So pretty

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  12. Kate,
    I love these shoes paired with this midi! You look amazing!

    xoxo,
    Vanessa
    www.whatwouldvwear.com

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  13. Cute outfit! Love the bag <3
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  14. This outfit is so lovely! I think that you have paired the perfect flowy skirt with this kind of cut top! And the colours look marvellous together!

    Rae | LFB Blogazine

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  15. Gorgeous look. The skirt is so pretty.

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