One of the popular types of fashion styles is the chic style. "Chic" is often synonymous with "trendy" or "fashionable". People who favor this style prefer classic and stylish designs that are striking and smart. For example, the garments are always well tailored and the accessories are well chosen. Chic style means having clothes that have strong colors but not garish.

Casual chic is not so much a style as an attitude towards fashion. It allows you to look stylish and laid-back without looking too "done-up." It is great for getting together with friends, going out on errands, and casual parties. Wear casual chic anywhere you want to look good, but still save yourself hours of effort (or bundles of cash).

Layering is a key tip in pulling off street-style. Carefully chosen basics are powerful fashion staples because you can combine them in many different ways. A nice t-shirt or tank top may not be much on its own, but throw on a nice blazer or cardigan and you'll be getting somewhere. Remember: casual chic is about being relaxed but still stylish, and layering allows you to feel comfortable but still mix and match unique styles.

 Blacks, grays, whites, and tans are your friends here – they can be easily mixed and matched with other colors and accessories. Casual chic isn't so much about making an eye-popping statement as it is about looking relaxed and comfortable with your style. Using muted or neutral colors as your base opens you up for bigger splashes of color down the road.

While you don't want to wear your old lacrosse warm-up shirt, a few nice graphic tees are essential to casual chic. Make sure they don't have any stains, that they fit you well, and that they haven't become discolored with age. Tees can be easily mixed and matched with other pieces, and the logos or designs can be tailored to fit your interests.

Button ups are great because they look dressed-up, but can still be worn completely casually. Try to find one that fits your well and open up the top 1-2 buttons. You can leave it untucked with a nice pair of jeans and touch it up with an accessory or two for effortless casual chic.

Jeans are at the top of the list when it comes to essential casual chic clothing. A good pair of jeans is comfortable and hugs your hips and backside, but searching for the perfect pair isn't always easy. Everyone is a different body shape, so when you're trying on jeans from different companies, you should consider trying on a pair a size up and a size down from the one you normally where.

Once you've got your pair of nice denim jeans, look into dark-wash or black jeans. You can use these to slightly "dress up" your casual chic