Style Diaries

Casual wardrobe: Inspired by the minimalist

Caroline 4

When it comes to casual looks, Stockholm-based street style blogger Caroline Blomst convinces me that being minimalistic is chic. This is probably part of being Scandinavian – the fashion bloggers are naturally inclined to dress low-key at the same time looking effortless great in their outfits. Caroline (who has the biggest lifestyle blog in Sweden) is an expert. Her picks are mostly basics — neutral jersey tops, silk shirts, leather jackets, black boots and black bags, but every now and then she’ll let her bold jewelries do the work. I especially love browsing through her previous posts for inspiration.

Caroline 3

Caroline 5

Caroline 6

As of now, my casual wardrobe consists of silk and chiffon shirts (which I wear to work, too), a couple of casual blazers and jackets and five pair of trusted jeans (imagine how much I’ve cut down, I used to have twenty back in college). When my bank account permits, I’ll start curating it further.

What are your staple pieces for a casual wardrobe?

You Might Also Like

14 Comments

  • Avatar
    Reply
    Beddy
    June 27, 2012 at 10:50 PM

    Love her black Celine bag 🙂

    • Avatar
      Reply
      hannah
      June 28, 2012 at 7:16 AM

      thats the celine phantom.. super gorgeous but super heavy..

    • Avatar
      Reply
      miasuraya
      June 28, 2012 at 8:28 PM

      I love her Balenciaga boots and jacket!

      • Avatar
        Reply
        beddy
        June 28, 2012 at 9:28 PM

        just managed to check out her blog..i take back my words.. love most of her bagsssss!

  • Avatar
    Reply
    theaccidentalwife
    June 28, 2012 at 2:27 AM

    oh yeah, i love her blog ad style. you should also try fash and chips, columbine smille and classy and fabulous. their style pun quite similar. my daily read 🙂

    • Avatar
      Reply
      miasuraya
      June 28, 2012 at 8:28 PM

      Thanks for the recommendations!

      • Avatar
        Reply
        theaccidentalwife
        June 30, 2012 at 12:01 AM

        Geen enkeke probleem hoor. fashion is my passion. Baru syok bila jumpa someone that share the same. i hope you’ll like the blogs. have a good weekend ya

        • Avatar
          Reply
          miasuraya
          July 1, 2012 at 10:10 AM

          Samalah! Have a good weekend, too 🙂

  • Avatar
    Reply
    hannah
    June 28, 2012 at 6:25 AM

    looks like what i usually wear… i believe in simplicity and comfort. if its not comfortable why wear it kan? but mum would always say i look like what the maid would wear.. lol.. in a jokingly manner la (my maid tak stylo macam ni kot..).. i dont mind getting cheap pieces at forever 21 or TRF zara juz to mix and match, pakai duduk rumah ke.. wish i could wear like this for work.. barulah chic .. (or mum would say ” chic amendenya.. comot ada lah..)

    • Avatar
      Reply
      miasuraya
      June 28, 2012 at 9:27 PM

      I know what you mean 🙂 Haha if this is comot, I wonder how your mom dresses! About wearing comfortable clothes, that’s exactly what Caroline said in an interview – something like, “Wear something you’re comfortable in”. I think she pulls this cincai look very well because of her looks, built and hair as well.

  • Avatar
    Reply
    Nora
    June 29, 2012 at 10:32 PM

    so chic! well, my staple pieces are black and grey cardis and also jersey skirt.(currently in love with my Maysaa’s skirt,super comfy and lightweight too!)

    • Avatar
      Reply
      miasuraya
      July 1, 2012 at 10:11 AM

      Thanks for sharing 🙂 Which skirt? I’ve been meaning to get that swish panel!

      • Avatar
        Reply
        Nora
        July 3, 2012 at 10:20 PM

        i bought bandage waistband maxi skirt,planning to buy the swish panel too.hehe

        • Avatar
          Reply
          miasuraya
          July 9, 2012 at 10:57 PM

          That’s nice 🙂 I heard the cutting’s great.

    Leave a Reply

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    error: Content is protected !!