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How To Build That Pinterest-Worthy Casual Outfit

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If you peruse your Instagram or Pinterest feed, chances are, you’ve seen various images of that “cool girl” rocking her Nike’s or New Balance sneakers with a tailored coat and slim fitting pants. A perfect (not to mention, comfortable) outfit for errand running and latte interludes, I’ve been toying around with taking this look out for a spin. Now I’m not usually into gallivanting around town in footwear traditionally meant for the gym, but this look done right still has that air of polish and sophistication that aligns with my sense of style. If you’re up for copying the look, here are the main pieces you need to build that chic and casual sneaker look.

The Pants

Slim fitting pants such as leggings are tailored casual pants are a must-have to pull off this look. Skinny ripped jeans are also another winning pant option.

Babaton-Elliot-PantBabaton Elliot Pant, $95 CAD, Aritzia

LOFT-Seamed-Pointe-PantsSeamed Ponte Pants, $75.23 CAD, LOFT

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A statement coat

Burgundy-New-Balance-SneakersImage via Pinterest

A statement coat is the next step in pulling this look together. Toe the line between sophisticated and casual by opting for a tailored menswear-inspired wool coat. For that laissez faire look, go for a cozy parka or loose fitting coat with drapey collar.

Zara-Coat-With-PocketsCoat with Pockets, $79.90 CAD, Zara

Forever21-Heathered-Open-Front-CoatHeathered Open-Front Coat, $45.90 CAD, Forever 21

LOFT-Faux-Fur-ParkaFaux Fur Parka, $227.96 CAD, LOFT

H&M-Biker-JacketBiker Jacket, $69.99 CAD, H&M

The Sneakers

NewBalance-Sneaker-DrapeyCoatImage via Pinterest

The piece de resistance of this ensemble are a cool pair of kicks. It’s probably best to leave your neon trainers behind as this outfit calls for a two-toned or monochromatic sneaker, preferably in black and white. The graphic contrast will pop and pair beautifully with a neutral colour palette, making this look more “model off duty” than “headed to the gym.”

UrbanOutfitters-New-Balance-SneakersNew Balance 620 Capsule Core Running Sneaker, Approx $75 CAD, Urban Outfitters

TheBay-Nike-Free-5-TR-Fit-TrainersNike Free 5.0 TR Fit Trainers, $130 CAD, The Bay

The Bag

Since this look screams “on the go,” a simple and sleek carry-all holds all your essentials for the day and is the perfect finish to this casual outfit.

Aritzia-Marsseus-ToteMarseus Tote, $225 CAD, Aritzia



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Reader's Comments

  1. How did you know I bought a tailored wool coat yesterday!?
    Great post! Mind-readers 🙂

  2. We read your mind! Where did you get your wool coat?

  3. This is totally the look I will be going for when travelling next month..

  4. Any idea what model the burgundy New balance sneakers are?

  5. Hi Kiran,

    They’re a great colour! I believe they are called “420 Heritage 70s Running”

    I found them on the New Balance website:


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