Outfit idea: Ines de la Fressange for Uniqlo

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Outfit idea: Casual chic basics from Uniqlo's Ines de la Fressange collection
Weekend chic outfit idea: Polka dot collared shirt + red cardigan + grey knit pants
Red handbag and flats make perfect coordinating items for this weekend chic outfit idea with a red cardigan.

// the outfit [level 3/casual Friday] //
shirt: Ines de la Fressange for Uniqlo / cardigan: Ines de la Fressange for Uniqlo / leggings pants: Uniqlo / flats: Cole Haan [similar] / handbag: Kate Spade Wellesley Small Maeda [1 available on eBay]

Ever since Uniqlo added online shopping to its U.S. website, it’s become one of my go-to places for affordable wardrobe basics.

I was especially happy to hear about the special collection created in partnership with French style icon Ines de la Fressange. This button-down shirt and cardigan are both from that collection.

The shirt turned out to be a very lightweight cotton, not too surprising for a $29.90 item, so it will work best as a layering piece or in warmer weather. I liked the little design touches: contrasting floral print under the collar and cuffs, and a single buttonhole outlined in red thread.

The cardigan is a nice soft weight with a cashmere blend, nicely priced as well. I opted for red; I wear it a lot as an accent color but I didn’t already have a red cardigan.

And speaking of red as an accent color, I had to go with my red flats and handbag. Call it matchy-matchy if you want, but I like the way the coordinating color ties everything together.

The pants are Uniqlo, too, and ladies, these are genius. Uniqlo calls them “leggings pants.” Sounds suspiciously like jeggings, right? But they’re much better than that. They’re not as tight as a legging, but they have the styling of jeans (waistband with belt loops, faux zipper placket, button at the waistband) and the softness of knit pants.

Think of them as your new replacement for yoga pants on the weekend.

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