Casual chic – The big easy

I admit that I like to “slob” around a bit at the week-end and wear really comfy clothes.  Provided I don’t have any important social occasions to attend I like to go for long walks or curl up on the sofa and read the Sunday papers.  I was therefore pleased to learn that “casual sportswear” looks are back in fashion. Sweatshirts and sneakers to the ready.

They are even being worn with loose-fitting wider trousers. Now I know that this look may not be for everybody so if you prefer a slimmer look on the legs you can team your “sweats” with your skinny or straight jeans.

Here I thought I would try the full look.





I have put together the above outfits from my existing wardrobe. Below are some similar looks.

Casual chic - the big easy

Casual chic – the big easy by chicatanyage 

Casual chic - the big easy

Casual chic – the big easy 


  1. plutrell
    28th March 2014 / 12:02

    So cute in your weekend hat! I want to find a hat like this!!

  2. 28th March 2014 / 12:31

    Casual chic at its best! You’re making me think I really need to look for a fedora. 🙂 Thanks so much for the mention.

  3. Marilyn
    28th March 2014 / 15:49

    Just found your blog and love it. I must get a new fedora, mine is battered beyond redemption but will wait to see if we get a proper summer here in the North of England. Just being nosey but is your hair cut in a sort of layered bob as I’m looking for inspiration for my fine, straight hair.

  4. 28th March 2014 / 16:41

    Hi Marilyn and welcome to my blog. Yes my hair is cut in a layered bob. The fringe is a bit long at the moment I am due for a trim.

  5. 29th March 2014 / 12:42

    I love these casual weekend looks, I like to be comfortable indoors at weekends now, I never get up and put jeans on any more. When packing I pretty much always use a carry on and I put heavy stuff on top as it keeps everything in place x

  6. 30th March 2014 / 00:30

    Being 50+, I like to combine practicality and comfort (with a touch of style) when I an taking long walks, gardening or relaxing around the house. Your sportswear collections would certainly “fit the bill”. Warm regards.

  7. Jayne
    31st March 2014 / 10:13

    Hi Josephine – I looked at your blog after reading about it in Woman and Home. I think it’s great as it’s the sort of snippets to do with clothes, fashion and travel that I love reading and having all the photos is great – I’m going to be a regular now!

  8. stylecrone
    2nd April 2014 / 14:55

    Thank you so much for sharing your lovely chapeau with Hat Attack. The perfect way to top off casual chic. Along with your smile, of course!

  9. 8th April 2014 / 11:10

    I LOVE that hat. I have been looking for a fedora, but have such an impossibly large head that it makes the search difficult. Maybe in the mens department….anyway, the grey sweatshirt/hat combo is inspired…

  10. yumyummoany
    2nd May 2014 / 15:08

    The trousers are lovely but at inside leg 28 3/4″ very short!

  11. Swan
    9th June 2014 / 12:36

    Hello again – Yes slouching around at the w/e is usually well deserved if not essential. I am glad to see your ever present hat and you must have a great collection by now. Quite the best SPF of all. As for slouching, the “jumped suit” has just popped back into the fashion glare, at least in Paris and it looks great. I know, I know, jump suits have had such bad press over the years but these current ones are feminine and flattering. It’s on my list of my next fashion purchase.
    Have a great week,
    Bon semaine,
    Swan – Now Living in France

  12. Second Lives Club
    10th June 2014 / 14:47

    All great looks and comfy too. What brand sneakers do you favor? MovingFreeWithMirabai just picked out a great pair on her site.

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