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Designer/ Under $100/ Trends/ Fashion / 14 Oct, 2021

6 Casual Outfit Formulas for When You Have Nothing to Wear


fashion blogger wearing over the knee boots and a camel duster cardiganDespite having a closet full of clothes, we all have those moments when we feel like we just don’t have anything to wear. It may be the result of waking up a few minutes late or even dealing with a bad hair day. Either way, the best solution to combatting the feeling of having nothing to wear is outfit formulas. They’re great because they actually work and can pull you together in seconds. Off the top of my head, there are 6 options that I always fall back on, which I’ll be breaking down today. The best part about these casual outfit formulas is that anyone can adapt them to their wardrobe for any situation.

fashion blogger wearing over the knee boots and a camel duster cardiganSaks Fifth Avenue Duster Cardigan (also love this one and this one) | Black Turtleneck Sweater | Joe’s Jeans Distressed Denim | Similar Red Handbag (also here) | Stuart Weitzman Over-The-Knee Boots (on sale now! Better for budget here) | Gucci Sunglasses

1. Cardigan, Sweater & Over-The-Knee Boots

Fall is the perfect season for outfit formulas because of the endless layers you can mix and match. One of my favorite looks is a turtleneck sweater with OTK boots and a duster cardigan – preferably in a neutral color. It strikes the perfect balance of casual yet dressy – and always looks seasonably chic. You can wear this look with leggings, denim or skip the pants in favor of knit dresses.


fashion blogger wearing gucci boots and a gucci horsebit mini bagAnine Bing Chunky Knit Sweater (better for budget here) | L’Agence Camel Coated Jeans | Gucci Horsebit 1955 Mini Bag | Gucci Lug Sole Boots | NY Yankees Cap

2. Chunky Knit Sweater, Coated Jeans & Lug Sole Boots

A chunky knit sweater is a staple that can be found in every girl’s closet. Fortunately, it always comes in handy when you’re stuck in a style rut. Just pair it with some coated jeans and trendy lug sole boots – and you’re all set.


fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing a balmain blazer and a gucci beltBalmain Blazer (wearing a 34R, better for budget here – read my full review HERE) | Gucci Belt (wearing a size 70 – read my Gucci belt buying guide HERE) | Topshop Black Jeans | Gucci Marmont Velvet Bag | Celine Sunglasses

3. Blazer, Basic Tee & Denim

A blazer comes to rescue when you need it most as seen in this next outfit combo. I love a smart, tailored blazer with a simple tee and jeans. It works with every denim silhouette – and you can always get creative with accessories. Perhaps my favorite thing about this formula is that it looks amazing with every shoe type from boots to pumps and sandals.


fashion blogger wearing a gray anine bing sweatsuitAnine Bing Sweatshirt | Anine Bing Sweatpants | Prada White Combat Boots (better for budget here) | Louis Vuitton Coussin PM Bag | NY Yankees Cap

4. Matching Sweatsuit & Combat Boots

When the temperatures are cool and you don’t have to be anywhere formal, keep your outfit easy with a matching sweatsuit and combat boots. A luxe handbag is all that’s needed to elevate this casual fit.


fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing leather leggings and steve madden bettyy combat bootsNordstrom Shacket | White Turtleneck Top | Blank NYC Faux Leather Pants (on sale now!) | Steve Madden Combat Boots | Louis Vuitton Palm Springs Mini Backpack | NY Yankees Cap

5. Shacket, Faux Leather Leggings & Combat Boots

A good outerwear piece is my go-to on any given day, and this season, it’s all about the shacket. I firmly believe everyone needs this versatile layer. When you don’t know what to wear, faux leather leggings and knit top with some combat boots always looks complete.


fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing a white coat from express with a cardigan and ny yankees baseball capExpress White Coat (similar here and here) | Similar Cropped Cardigan | Joe’s Jeans Camel Coated Jeans | NY Yankees Cap | Gucci Ace Sneakers | Gucci Marmont Mini Bag

6. Cropped Cardigan, Jeans & Sneakers

A cropped cardigan is perfect when you want to be laidback but still on trend. I’ll often wear mine buttoned up and tucked into a pair of high-waisted jeans for that timelessly chic effect that requires minimal effort. You can layer a neutral coat on top and slip into some sneakers for added comfort.


xo, Maria

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