Casual clothing is the glue that holds the rest of your fabulous wardrobe together so it's not boring, it's important. Take a look at our pick of the 50 most fabulous casual buys...
Casual clothing is the glue that holds the rest of your fabulous wardrobe together so it’s important you have the best pieces out there.
Whether it’s the weekend and you’re basing your outfit around casual pieces like jeans and a sweatshirt, or at work pairing your leather midi skirt with a basic top, these are the style staples we rely on. That doesn’t mean they have to be boring, on the contrary. Alongside your white shirts and grey t-shirts you need to keep things interesting with some stand-out prints or statement brights. If ‘out there’ details aren’t your thing, try applique flowers or arty monochrome pieces which are bang on trend for SS14.
Whatever your style or price range, take a look at our Marie Claire edit of 50 casual buys you'll wear again and again...
Layer this Whistles dungaree dress with a crisp white shirt for a chic casual look.
Cute with a pair of pale denim jeans and with more and a touch of Stella McCartney, we love this Topshop jumper.
Though these look suspiciously like culottes, the jaunty wide-leg look can be quite chic. Team with a white shirt and brogues for a fresh casual look.
Love sweatshirts but don't fancy a bold print or logo? This luxe J.Crew one will last forever. Team with boyfriend-fit jeans and some slip-on sneakers for a perfect casual look.
This Tomas Maier puts the colour in colour-block. It's sure to make the most casual pair of jeans stand out.
Who ever said t-shirts had to be jersey? Make a change with this leather striped Theory style.
Dungarees are the classic casual look. Team with a breton stripe top for a sensible look or work a crop top for a 90s feel.
We love the 3D detailing on this Topshop jumper. Very now, and it will make your pair of boyfriend jeans into a pretty fabulous outfit.
Inject a little colour into a chic monochrome look with these stand-out orange ASOS flats.
3D applique flowers are big this season. Get involved and jazz up your jersey drawer in the process with this Chloe t-shirt.
This Whistles gilet will come in handy time and time again, especially in those in-between seasons.
We're loving this seasons mixture of florals and sportswear. Try it out for only £45 with this Warehouse sweatshirt.
Not only does this Joseph coat tick the monochrome trend box but it is a classic enough style to last for seasons to come.
Unsure about short-sleeved shirt? This cute detailed No21 piece would be cute under a sweater.
We know, we know... New Balance, original huh? But they are fabulously comfortable, and we love this sports luxe pink and grey combo.
Can't be bothered to think futher than the t-shirt drawer? Just make sure it's a fabulous t-shirt like this silver leather one from Miss Selfridge.
These striped Chloe trousers have an old-fashioned elegant feel. Team with a t-shirt and some brogues or penny loafers, or some fabulous trainers to mix things up a bit.
We can't get enough of these Topshop trousers. We're thinking with a breton striped top or a mustard yellow jumper and brogues, what do you think?
If you're not sure about this season's crop top trend, play it safe one with this Breton-striped H&M one.
We're loving red this spring. If you're not sure, try this chunky Topshop knit and see how you like it.
A cashmere t-shirt it the epitome of luxury. Perfect to brighten up those days where you don't want to get out of bed.
Make a serious statement in this 3D-look Christopher Kane sweatshirt.
We love this artily striped Topshop sweatshirt. Perfect with jeans or a pastel midi skirt.
Bored of your jeans and sweater looks? Mix it up with these Whistles leather trousers.
These Office desert boots add a welcome twist to the classic style. Out with the sand and in with the leopard print...
A black coat will not cheer up your morning. This orange L.K.Bennett one will. Need we say more?
Trial the crop top trend in this classic Kenzo logo t-shirt.
Still a fan of skinnies? Get on board with boyfriend fit jeans like this Hobbs pair. They're more comfortable and more versatile too.
This subtly striped H&M coat looks much more expensive than £50. Bargain.
Flats coming back was one of our favourite moments in the last few years. Slippers are still high on our list and these Christian Louboutin ones are just fantastic.
This Miss Selfridge coat is so much more than at first glance. We love the surprise colour pop zipper.
Shirt dresses are seriously useful. Just throw it on and you're good to go.
A slouchy wrap coat will come in handy more than you'll ever know. They hide all manor of sins and look fabulous thrown over a simple jean and t-shirt outfit
Casual need not be boring. This Acne sweater is both cosy and a stand-out bright.
We were ready for some new All Stars and this polka dot design answered all our prayers.
Ripped jeans were everywhere at fashion week. This Current/Elliott pair nails the balance between trendy and messy.
We loved our slip-on sneakers last year and we're due a new pair. These leopard print Office ones fit the bill.
This Richard Nicoll dress will be a go-to casual look all-year-round. Wear with statement sandals when it gets warmer or with tights and ankle boots now.
We liked the chunky, cut-out boots last year but they suddenly were everywhere. This more unusual Topshop pair are seriously fabulous though.
Whistles is one of our go-to stores for a good bomber. This pink one would be great thrown on with boyfriend jeans and a white t-shirt.
This season, wear your denim with... lots of other colours of denim like these Karen Millen patchwork jeans.
Make a simple casual look stand out with this slouchy yellow H&M coat.
Finally, some track pants we wouldn't be embarrassed to leave the house in.
Cosy up in this Warehouse parker when the weather outside is frightful. And, the PU detailing is a nice touch.
Don't fancy your penny loafers but trainers are too casual? How about these chic Jimmy Choo monk shoes.
This shirt from The Row is perfect for when you don't fancy your old Oxford shirt but it's not the occasion for brights.
And we thought we'd seen the most 'statement' statement sweaters possible, but this MSGM one proved us wrong.
A bit over leather arms on your bomber? This ocre Hobbs one is a versatile choice.
Go into spring looking fresh in this Hobbs sleeveless shirt.
We love these versatile Office slip-ons. They make a nice change from brogues, and with a Marni feel at under £100 - what's not to love?