Glam Slam: The Friday Five - Ways To Go Casual Cool

Yay! It’s casual Friday and if you’re looking for inspiration to achieve a laid-back, but still polished style, read on!

InStyle shares five key pieces to help you pull together a cool and casual new look.

The Soft Leather Jacket
Leather jackets help you be edgy while taking the edge off. Chamois-soft skins drape with the comfort of jersey. When you move, it follows. Zoe Saldana (pictured), Drew Barrymore and Keira Knightley are into this leather look.

The Boyfriend Jean
But not if he’s wearing skinny ones! Instead, opt for worn (but not torn) full legs in faded-glory blue and roll ‘em up ankle high. Sienna Miller, Demi Moore, Rachel Bilson and Rihanna nail this denim do!

Brimmed Hats
Berets and newsboy caps are wussy compared with the brim (plus functionality) of a fedora or a Panama. Everyone from Vanessa Hudgens to Nicole Richie and Naomi Watts has been rocking this look.

The No-Suit Suit
It’s more adventurous and eye-catching to alter the elements, proportions and expectations of a classic matching ensemble. Check out Cameron Diaz (pictured) for the how-to.

Cross-Body Bags
In a hip-tapping clutch size, the cross-body bag gives you the freedom to wander, weightlessly. Joy Bryant and Kristen Bell are two celeb fans of the style.

For more Fall fashion tips and trends, pick up InStyle’s September Issue on newsstands today.

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