Aaah smart casual. How I used to hate that phrase! What does it actually mean?! Well…perhaps we’ll never know but today I’m giving you my take on smart casual for Spring. I’ve been gravitating towards this look practically most days lately. Comfy – check. Smart – check. Casual, but not too casual – double check. It’s the perfect outfit for when I need to run errands but still want to look put together and when I have a meeting but don’t want to look too formal –  the perfect ‘in between’!


I feel like the blazer is a key component in my smart casual looks. Let’s be honest, if I wasn’t wearing this my outfit would comprise of jeans and a t-shirt! You see what it does though? It just pulls everything together and makes it look like I made a bit of an effort when in actual fact I didn’t really! Here I’m wearing my favourite H&M navy pinstripe blazer. I adore the fit of this. It’s longline and not overly structured which makes it really comfy to wear. Unfortunately the navy is sold out but they have the same one in grey here which is amazing…this is next on my list!


In order to nail the smart casual look I decided to invest in some good jeans. These Gap girlfriend jeans are the perfect balance between skinny and boyfriend cut – they’re hugging in all the right places but baggy enough so that you don’t feel restricted in any way.


Let’s be real, as a blogger I carry a LOT of stuff in my bag. In addition to all the usual necessities throw in a camera, spare battery and an extra lens or two and you have all my daily essentials so as much as I love a small bag…the small but practical  ones are the way forward for me! This little ring bag from Forever 21 is the perfect size. You can find a similar one from Mango here.


Ahhh the loafer…how I love that you’ve made a return! If there’s one thing I love it’s looking ‘put together’ but comfortable and loafers really do tick all the boxes! Not only are they smart and give a chic ‘girl about town’ vibe but they are super comfy to wear and practical at the same time! Whatsmore is they look amazing with practically everything! I’ve had my eye on the Gucci ones for ages but I really can’y justify it when these ones are identical and a fraction of the price from Topshop – here.


Last but certainly not least we have the star of the show…these beautiful rose gold mirror Ray Ban round sunglasses. Ahhhh I’m in love! As someone with a very small face I’ve finally found the perfect sunglasses – the round shape suits my face shape so well and they’re also available in 2 different frame sizes from SmartBuyGlasses which is a huge bonus! I already have these sunglasses in the standard green lens but I really could not resist the pink mirror. They’re the perfect accessory to add a little fun to my smart casual look and I’m utterly obsessed! Expect to see these popping up in a lot more outfit posts (sorrynotsorry)!

And there you have it…my current go to smart casual outfit which I think is perfect for those Spring days when you want to look a little bit put together but still comfy at the same time!

H&M navy pinstripe blazer (similar) | GAP Girlfriend jeans | Ray Ban pink mirror sunglasses | Topshop White Tee |
Forever 21 ring bag (similar) | Topshop Red Kendall Loafers


What’s your favourite go to smart/casual look?

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Lots of love,
Chantelle xx



    • Chantelle
      8th May 2017 / 5:44 pm

      Thanks so much Liz! Happy Monday! x

  1. 5th May 2017 / 4:57 pm

    I love your outfit. Totally my style! The blazer and the bag are great :-*

    • Chantelle
      8th May 2017 / 5:44 pm

      Ah thank you Melanie!! <3

  2. 5th May 2017 / 5:56 pm

    I flipping love your style Chantelle, you always look so effortlessly stylish! And I love the reflective shots you’ve captured of the sunglasses. x

    • Chantelle
      8th May 2017 / 5:44 pm

      Aww you’re far too kind lovely, thank you!! x

  3. 6th May 2017 / 12:41 pm

    Great look! I really want to get away from wearing black skinny everyday but am struggling to find a good girlfriend jean, definitly going to look in Gap x

    Emma | Reverie de Paris

    • Chantelle
      8th May 2017 / 5:43 pm

      Ahh thank you! I’m the same, forever wearing black skinny jeans!! You definitely should, they’re such a lovely fit and really comfy! x

  4. 8th May 2017 / 8:36 am

    I’ve just discovered Gap jeans and they’ve changed my life! Love the whole outfit, it’s very me!

    • Chantelle
      8th May 2017 / 5:42 pm

      They’re amazing aren’t they?! So annoyed I’ve only just discovered them!

  5. 8th May 2017 / 8:06 pm

    You look gorgeous! Such a beautiful outfit! And I’m loving those sunnies too!! X

  6. 8th May 2017 / 8:53 pm

    I am buying this blazer! I actually love smart casual style!

  7. 8th May 2017 / 9:38 pm

    I absolutely adore a blazer at tat one looks fantastic on you!

  8. Kim
    8th May 2017 / 10:24 pm

    This is one of my fave looks too! X

  9. 8th May 2017 / 11:00 pm

    Look at the cheeky grin you babe! I just live for that blazer! A good blazer & ripped skinny jeans with a striped shirt is my uniform at the moment!

  10. 9th May 2017 / 6:57 am

    I absolutely love the outfit and the blazer really makes it for me x

  11. 9th May 2017 / 12:28 pm

    You have smart-casual nailed! Love it! xx

  12. Erin
    9th May 2017 / 11:02 pm

    I love your shoes, and I must admit I did a little squeal as I thought they were the Gucci ones, so happy they are TopShop – away to check them out 🙂

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  13. 11th May 2017 / 4:18 pm

    You have such impeccable taste! I honestly love everything you wear 🙂 x

  14. 12th May 2017 / 7:01 am

    I love a good blazer! Such a perfect smart-casj look!

    Gemma x

  15. Nina
    5th June 2017 / 11:03 pm

    Love this look, and how gorgeous are your sunnies.

    Nina’s Style Blog

    • Chantelle
      27th June 2017 / 12:00 pm

      Aw thank you so much Nina!! x

  16. 1st July 2017 / 8:33 am

    Such a simple but perfect combo. I love those sunglasses too

    • Chantelle
      9th July 2017 / 4:15 pm

      Thanks so much lady!! xx

  17. 21st December 2017 / 10:55 am

    Nice looking outfit..

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