How to Nail “Off Duty Chic” easily.



Whether we will all admit it or not, there are some days when I personally really cannot be bothered. I want to simply curl up in my sweat pants and drink hot chocolate all day but life happens, errands need to be ran and deadlines need to be met. The issue is that although I might feel like I’m having an off day I certainly don’t want to look like I’m having an off day so I’ve come up with a few factors to consider when you’re feeling a little “CBA”;


Layering is an effective way of creating a more interesting outfit as well as providing more warmth which is a massive YES in my books. My usual mix of layers starts with an amazing quality white tee, with super soft fabrics for comfort and a flattering yet relaxed feel to tie in a knot or tuck in loosely. In my eyes white tee’s should always be an investment. The next layer consists of a blouse or shirt, today I opted for a rock and roll casual shirt from Franklin & Marshall that has a heavy thick fabric and statement black and red check to sit perfectly under a textured coat or jacket, at this time of the year I love leathers, Suedes and faux furs.

B E D  H E A D

My hair takes an age to wash, dry and style so I usually just wash it once a week otherwise I’d never get any work done. When washing day comes around I never know what my schedule is going to be like and sometimes there’s simply not enough time so a messy top knot or braid with loose bangs  and natural fly-away hairs looks extremely effortless and yet elegant too. Dry shampoo and texturising dust will become your best friends here.

L U X E  A C C E S S O R I E S

This is where investing in those high end accessories will transform your outfit and finish it off perfectly but with very little effort. You are well aware of how much I love this little Chanel combination at the moment and I feel like it gives the entire outfit which has a very relaxed feel, a little feminine fluff!


What are your secrets to nailing “Off Duty Chic”?



    • lydia 2nd December 2015 / 5:45 pm

      Thank you hun I felt so rock and roll!! x

  1. Adele 1st December 2015 / 9:38 am

    Your hair looks gorgeous worn up Lydia. Loving the layering too. A good fitting pair of denim & a cosy oversized knit is kind of my off duty chic!
    Hugs Adele xoxo

    • lydia 2nd December 2015 / 5:45 pm

      Thanks Hun, i want to do it more but my ears get cold haha!!! x

    • lydia 2nd December 2015 / 5:46 pm

      Thank you hun xx

  2. pia 1st December 2015 / 12:15 pm

    wow this is such a perfect outfit! I love everything about it! The leather jacket is so cool and the shirt is so beautiful! One of my favorite outfits from you!!
    Lunjasky bloglovin

    • lydia 2nd December 2015 / 5:47 pm

      Ahh no way your fave? thats amazing!!!! x

  3. LISS mOLYNEUX 1st December 2015 / 1:32 pm

    This is my go to look! You look amazing and I love your blog!

    Keep doing what your doing! x

    • lydia 2nd December 2015 / 5:47 pm

      Thank you hun 🙂 x

  4. Lauren 1st December 2015 / 1:43 pm

    Your hair looks gorgeous like that. I wish I could cope just washing mine once a week, mine definitely wouldn’t look at all near how good yours does

    Lauren x |

    • lydia 2nd December 2015 / 5:48 pm

      I used to wash it every other day but I kind of trained it to not need to be washed so much hehe! x

  5. Rita M 1st December 2015 / 2:11 pm

    I wish I could wash my hair once a week, but I have to wash it every day or it will get super oily… How can you do it?
    Loving your job here… Congrats and keep going!

    • lydia 2nd December 2015 / 5:49 pm

      It usually lasts 3 or 4 days before it needs any kind of help but I use a lot of dry shampoo, the Redken Pillow proof one is really good! x

    • lydia 2nd December 2015 / 5:50 pm

      Awww Thank you Layla xx

  6. primrose 1st December 2015 / 5:34 pm

    Love this! Oversized shirts, boots and jackets are so great when you just wanna chuck something together and be comfy! Seriously lusting over those boots! x

    • lydia 2nd December 2015 / 5:50 pm

      hehe Thanks Primrose, I’m still obsessed with them!! x

  7. Robyn Taylor 1st December 2015 / 8:29 pm

    Love this, as always! I always struggle to layer up checked shirts because I feel like it all looks weird, you rock it!

    Robyn / Phases Of Robyn

    • lydia 2nd December 2015 / 5:53 pm

      I bet you would look amazing 🙂 x

  8. Femke 1st December 2015 / 8:59 pm

    Love your outfit!

    • lydia 2nd December 2015 / 5:54 pm

      Thank you hun xx

  9. beth 2nd December 2015 / 7:28 pm

    I’m so glad I have found your blog and social media sites. You really are a role model. xx

  10. Laura 2nd December 2015 / 8:51 pm

    I really love this casual look on you! This style can be surprisingly hard to pull off but you rock it 🙂 xx

  11. Trista 5th December 2015 / 6:07 am

    Nice look! Loving the outfit!

  12. Melissa 6th December 2015 / 5:16 pm

    Wow, this actually perfect

  13. Lisa 17th December 2015 / 7:29 pm

    Stunning Lydia! You have amazing style 🙂

  14. Jayla 27th December 2015 / 5:43 am

    I love your Chanel & jacket it adds edge, outfit is so niche & effortless !

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