Monday, July 31, 2017

How to add Glam to your Casuals

We spend so much time in our casual clothes that I thought I would dedicate today's post to them. I began thinking about my style and how I like to dress on an ordinary day and I realised that I love even my casuals to have a touch of glam about them. A great tip for achieving this is to always buy for the details and to purchase an item because you love it. Loving your clothes means they'll love you right back. They'll make sure you always look good because you'll feel good in them and that will radiate from the inside out...trust me!! So here are the details you need to look for to glam up your casuals.......



Detail 1 - Frills

Delivery of new season stock is well underway in all shops (including our Fashion Store at the Arboretum!) and you'll notice the transition from summery tops to gorgeous light knits. I think they are the perfect buy at the moment! Check out this fabulous knit which I bought today in River Island. Warning....You really need to like frills to wear this top!!! I'm thrilled with my purchase and better yet I had a gift voucher which my wonderful Mother-in-law gave me for my birthday......free clothes Yippee!!!!!

Red knit frill front jumper €45 from River Island......Buy Here 

Red knit frill front jumper €45 from River Island......Buy Here 


Sticking with my obsession for frills my next pick is this brilliant piece from Noisy May @ the Arboretum's Fashion Store. This top only arrived last week and if you follow me on social media you'll have already seen me rave about it. Navy is my fave neutral - seriously - I'm preferring it to black right now.

Noisy May Frill top in Navy €29.95 from Arboretum Home & Garden Heaven phone to order +353(0)599721558


 Noisy May Frill top in Navy €29.95 from Arboretum Home & Garden Heaven phone to order +353(0)599721558



Detail 2 - Pearls

Embellished and embroidered jeans and trousers can be found in every highstreet shop. Personally I prefer the embellished over the embroidered and when I spotted this pair in RI today I had to include it in my glam casuals. They are also available in RI's Plus range.


Molly embellished jeggings with pearl detail €60 from River Island......Buy Here

Molly embellished jeggings with pearl detail €60 from River Island......Buy Here


Some more pearl details on this next top. This one is from Zara and it's quite a simple top but it has one standout detail, fabulous pearl fringing on the sleeves. Pearls never go out of style and I really like that the strings of pearls used are different sizes. This top is also available in white. 

 T-shirt with Pearly Fringe €17.95 from Zara......Buy Here

T-shirt with Pearly Fringe €17.95 from Zara......Buy Here


Detail 3 - Fringing

Again if you follow me on social media I shared this next top with you last week also. I spotted it in Zara in Blanchardstown, raging with myself now that I didn't try it on, but I just didn't need the temptation. I love the colour and of course the gorgeous fringe detailing. The fringing has been done really well on this top, I like the placement of it plus I'm liking that it's on the back of the top also.





Detail 4 - Embellishment

I have to be honest here, I don't own a hoody. However, when I stumbled upon this one online I think, if I was to do hoodies, this would be what they would look like. The fact that it is a knit rather than a sweat attracts me and obviously the divine embellishment hugely adds to its attraction. This hoody is also available in Navy or Black.

Bejewelled drawstring sweatshirt €29.95 from Zara......Buy Here

 Bejewelled drawstring sweatshirt €29.95 from Zara......Buy Here


I love my heels but I'm slowly falling for flat comfies but it goes without saying they have to have a splash of glam! At the moment I'm living in the embellished sneakers I bought in Aldo earlier this month (I have featured them here
Check out his satin pair from Zara.....how pretty are they? Now these would most definitely add the glam factor to a simple top and jeans on your day off.

 Plimsolls with gem and bow details €49.95 from Zara......Buy Here

 Plimsolls with gem and bow details €49.95 from Zara......Buy Here


Detail 5 - Lace

Lace is such a lovely detail on tops, it instantly adds a touch of glamour and elegance. You can't get more casual than a cotton tee, and you'll have to agree having the lace detail turns it from casual to glam instantly but you still have that relaxed comfy fee. This top is also available in grey with black lace

 Blush lace panel t-shirt €29 from Next......Buy Here

 Blush lace panel t-shirt €29 from Next......Buy Here


I Hope you enjoyed my post. As always if there is anything you would like me to feature or if you would like any personal style tips please contact me on elainemscully@gmail.com


Happy Shopping!!
Elaine xx