- 1 Jeans + (T-)Shirts + Comfy Shoes
- 2 Jeans + Crop Tops + Heels / Skirts + Band T-Shirts + Heels
- 3 Skirts + Tees + Strappy Sandals
- 4 Draped Jumpsuits + Heels
- 5 Dresses + Cardigans + Sandals
- 6 Skirts + Sweaters + Boots
- 7 Chunky Knitwear + Comfy Footwear
- 8 Hoodies
- 9 Jackets and Coats
- 10 Business-Friendly Pants
- 11 Business-Friendly White Button-Down Shirts
Turn on your TV or flip through a few magazines and you’ll soon realize that women are constantly bombarded with subtle messages that looking attractive is essential to feeling happy and worthy. This, of course, isn’t true. Now, I know that a girl can derive short-term self-confidence boosts from a nice hairstyle or a tasteful ensemble and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. What’s wrong is the belief that women have to sacrifice comfort for style. That’s exactly why I’ve put together the following series of comfy yet chic outfit ideas for you to get inspired.
Jeans + (T-)Shirts + Comfy Shoes
Combine a nice pair of jeans with a minimalist white tee and a pair of sleek sneakers and witness the birth of one of the coolest and cleanest looks. If you want to spice things up a bit and honour the ‘70s, you can choose a pair of well-fitting flares and a printed shirt and finish the look with ballet flats. These relaxed yet stylish outfits are great for college classes, coffee dates, and farmer’s market visits.
Before I introduce more laid-back ensembles to you, let me give you a piece of friendly advice – don’t overlook footwear. Comfortable and casual dress code draws a lot of attention to clothes, but shoes are equally important. I advise you to look for specialized stores that offer a wide selection of women comfort shoes by well-known brands. This can save you both time and money because these shops sell quality sandals, heels, wedges, flats, sneakers, and boots – wonderful options that show comfort and style can go hand in hand. Plus, if you have foot-related issues or simply want better mobility and support for your feet, you can easily find a gorgeous pair of orthopedic or orthotic shoes in such a store.
Jeans + Crop Tops + Heels / Skirts + Band T-Shirts + Heels
Yes, jeans again! Wed a pair of statement denim with a plain crop top and complete the look with killer heels. If put together right, this ensemble can be both comfy and stylish, which makes it perfect for intimate parties and laid-back dates. Speaking of date-friendly outfit ideas, you can also consider spending the night with your special someone wearing a faux leather pencil skirt, your favourite band tee, and a comfortable pair of heels. If the weather allows it, throw on a denim jacket. Oh, and keep the accessories minimal.
Skirts + Tees + Strappy Sandals
Despite what some women think, casual dressing doesn’t necessarily mean dressing like a tomboy. If your goal is to ooze femininity, opting for a cute mid-length skirt, a comfy tee, and a chic pair of strappy sandals might be precisely what you’re looking for. In case this look feels incomplete to you, you can add bold earrings and an elegant bracelet or two to it. This ensemble is ideal for practically every occasion.
Draped Jumpsuits + Heels
A black sleeveless draped jumpsuit accompanied by a nice pair of heels is a look as elegant as a little black dress. Plus, jumpsuits are incredibly comfortable garments. When shopping for a jumpsuit, look for a quality one, even if it costs a bit more than you expected. After all, it’s an extremely versatile piece of clothing, meaning it can easily become your go-to outfit for formal, semi-formal, and laid-back events. How? Two words: thoughtful accessorizing.
Dresses + Cardigans + Sandals
Combine a lovely, flowing dress with a comfy pair of sandals or wedges and enjoy the last days of summer. You can count on this ensemble during the transitional seasons as well. All you’ll need to do to adapt it to autumn or spring is add a cozy cardigan for ladies to the equation. To make things even more interesting, consider cinching your waist with an oversized belt.
Skirts + Sweaters + Boots
This is one of my favourite comfy and relaxed ensembles. Both mini and maxi skirts collaborate beautifully with sweaters and boots. Minimalist sneakers can do the trick as well, particularly with midi skirts. This is another chic and comfortable outfit for fall and spring. College ladies, I think you’ll love it the most.
Chunky Knitwear + Comfy Footwear
We’ll soon have to kiss summer goodbye, which is why failing to mention knitwear wasn’t an option. During transitional and colder months, chunky knitwear is the king. An oversized puff sleeve cotton sweater looks fantastic with minimalist jeans. It’s smart to finish this look with a cozy pair of ankle boots. Again, if comfort is at the top of your list, look for high-quality women comfort shoes in well-established shoe stores.
A roll neck jumper paired with a pinafore or a midi skirt is yet another effortlessly charming look. It can be completed with sneakers or a pair of thigh-high boots and tights. The first version is playful and casual, whereas the second one is a bit more feminine.
In case you need just a little bit more casual dress code-friendly outfit inspiration, worry not. I singled out some of the most relaxed (but also fashionable) garments that weren’t mentioned above. Here they are:
Aside from home, you can sport your favourite hoodies on coffee dates and other get-togethers. Simply replace your tracksuit pants with a midi skirt or faux leather pants, put on a pair of ankle boots, and you’ll be good to go.
Jackets and Coats
Duster coats, bomber jackets, trench coats, and faux leather jackets are gorgeous additions to a woman’s wardrobe. Duster coats are great for layering, bomber jackets are classic clothing items you can complete everyday looks with, trench coats are a smart way to stay comfortably warm and stylish (pick a loud hue if your wardrobe is filled with neutrals), and faux leather jackets are statement pieces that can be worn over and over again.
Some women’s workplace calls for a business casual dress code, which is why I believe it’s important to mention pants. Whether straight or slim, cropped or wide-leg, it’s safe to say that this piece of clothing is an excellent choice for every woman who needs and/or wants to keep it comfortable and relaxed at work. When it comes to colours, black, grey, navy, burgundy, and tan are some of the most popular options. To avoid any discomfort, look for a pair of trousers with a little stretch.
Business-Friendly White Button-Down Shirts
A simple white button-down shirt made of breezy cotton is a classic and, more importantly, versatile garment. You can combine it with a pair of black pants or a pencil skirt and an elegant blazer. To avoid looking too formal, opt for loafers or ballet shoes instead of heels. You can take things to a whole new level of casual and chic by buying a slightly oversized white shirt for work. Such a piece can help you strike the perfect balance between professional and fun. What’s more, you can wear your oversized shirt at intimate parties or on coffee dates. Undoing a few top buttons and accessorizing can work wonders.