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

Casual vs. sloppy: It's a fine line, but you don't want to be stuck on the wrong side. Trust us

Grab a Blazer

You’ve got two minutes to dress up jeans and a T-shirt, what do you do? The experts say grab a blazer. According to fashion expert, Lauren Finney, “If you throw a blazer on anything, from an evening gown to shorts, you are going to look more put together.”

And while a traditional work blazer will do the job, that’s not your only option. Finney says the hottest blazers this season are unstructured, meaning they are cut from more free-flowing fabrics and don’t have stiff shoulders. As for the trendiest colors, she says to look for deep reds, like bordeaux or aubergine.