Your Keep-It-Casual Outfit for Friday And Beyond

TGIF! There's nothing better than a casual Friday at the office, but every fashion-forward gal knows the all-too-real struggle of finding the balance between comfy cute and straight-up PJ status. Our editors pulled their favorite pieces for a look that will carry you from the Friday afternoon slump all the way through the weekend.

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The Blank Canvas

Every capsule wardrobe needs a classic white t-shirt and this boyfriend tee by Joe Fresh is the perfect starting point for that effortlessly chic look that is always so difficult to nail. This lightweight, scoop-neck top could easily go from day-to-night by changing out of your trusty pair of skinny jeans and stepping into some edgy leather leggings. Wanting to stick with the denim you love? Throw on a leather jacket over this comfy tee to capture the biker chick vibe as you ride into Saturday. ($10.97; nordstromrack.com)

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Darling In Denim

These ultra-stretch, high-rise skinny jeans may come in a distressed wash, but they will definitely eliminate all the stress around picking out that casual Friday outfit. This pair of jeans will make any ensemble look polished and confident, so don't feel too bad if you're that chronic alarm-snoozer come every Friday morning. The white tee topping off these comfortable and flattering jeans is the essential backdrop for a casual outfit that can withstand all of your weekend adventures. ($125; jcrew.com)

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In the Trenches

This lightweight duster coat from Topshop is out of bounds and definitely needs to find a home in your wardrobe. This lilac duster paired on top of your skinny jean + boyfriend tee combo will take your casual look to the next level while ensuring your comfort status remains high. Keep this trench on hand all weekend long by throwing it over a simple dress for farmer's market Saturday or running errands on Sunday. Can you say, très chic? ($110; nordstrom.com)

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Sneakin' On By

Every casual Friday outfit needs a rockin' pair of sneakers to finish off a look, and these quilted platform sneakers by Steve Madden are about to be your new best friends. Not only will they provide comfort all day long, but the neutral gray color ensures that they can be worn with any outfit. Wear them with your favorite pair of joggers for your Saturday morning coffee run or pair them with a cotton dress (and perhaps that trusty lilac duster coat?) for a comfortable spin on your Sunday best. ($59.98; macys.com)

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Your Weekend Statement

Add some glitz and glam to your outfit by putting some sparkle in your get-up. This necklace will add a dazzling edginess to your boyfriend tee, and give your casual Friday look major style points. This Juliet crystal bib from Bauble Bar will certainly make a statement at the office, but it is bound to turn heads once you get to happy hour. If you're wanting to make your Friday night outfit even more glamorous, switch out your denim + sneaker duo for a leather skirt and black booties. Weekend wear has never been so effortlessly luxe. ($68; baublebar.com)

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Throw No Shade

These cat-eye specs in blonde tortoise by TOMS are the perfect pair of sunglasses to make a serious statement—even if you aren't planning on throwing any shade. The retro chic style they provide will give you a trendy finish to an already sleek look. These sunglasses may complement your casual Friday ensemble, but they'll totally come through FTW Saturday morning when you wake up and realize the sunlight doesn't exactly pair well with your one-too-many dirty martinis from the night before. Being fashionable and functional are both very valid reasons to get these sunglasses, STAT! ($169; bloomingdales.com)

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Getting Carried Away

Keep it simple for your weekend bag of choice, and carry this neutral leather saddle bag by Elizabeth and James for your casual Friday-turned-Saturday night adventures. Switching purses can be annoying—especially when a last-minute dinner date pops up, so don't worry about needing to carry separate bags from day to night. Make life easy, and bring this adorable crossbody to the office, after work drinks, and even your Sunday afternoon grocery trip. The classic neutral color and simple design make this a bag that will be able to stand the test of seasons to come. ($395; neimanmarcus.com)

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