This Is a Sweatpants-Free Zone: Dressing Casual, Not Sloppy

Put On Your Heels

All our stylists agreed that adding a high heel to any casual look instantly upgrades it. “If you have a great look going, like jeans and a T-shirt, and you throw on a pair of worn out shoes, you can ruin your entire look,” says celebrity fashion stylist Nisonja McGary. Instead, put on a pair of fabulous heels — even if you’re wearing cutoffs.

And since we’re talking footwear, there is one big no-no when it comes to looking chic. “Uggs! There’s a reason they’re called Uggs — Ugly,” says New York City-based fashion stylist Colin McDonald.