What to Wear for a Shopping Trip — Comfy Outfits That Won’t Kill Your Style

Why can’t you always look fabulous? Even when you are just going out for a milk run or going shopping with friends? Life is too short for dull and boring outfits, don’t you agree?

But who has time to fix their hair, put makeup on, or whip up a Hollywood A-lister-worthy outfit, especially if it’s just for errands? And who in their right minds would dress up in uncomfortable clothes for a day of shopping, right?

Well, thing is, with the right jeans (or even a pair of shorts), you can actually achieve a stylish and comfy outfit! Form and function. That’s what you should drill into your mind. But it wouldn’t hurt to have a few inspiring fashion role models to look up to. And maybe a few tips, too?

1. Wear your ripped skinny jeans with a cute printed sweater and boots.

Jessica Alba Jessica Alba spending time at Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch with friend and makeup artist Lauren Andersen before shopping for groceries at Whole Foods in Los Angeles, California, on October 13, 2013

This is Jessica Alba’s recipe for an outfit for grocery shopping and girl bonding time. The sweater is loose and unrestricting, and it’s an easy partner to nearly everything in your closet. Ripped jeans simply inject an instant “cool” vibe to any ensemble.

Get the look:

Jessica Alba inspired outfit Wildfox Fox Trot Sweater, $189
Current/Elliott The Stiletto Jeans, $238
Diane von Furstenberg Art Booties, $350

2. Wear a snazzy coat with your printed denim jeans.

Kate Moss Kate Moss and her husband, Jamie Hince, spending the afternoon shopping in Hampstead, London, United Kingdom, on October 12, 2013

For a day out with her hubby, Kate Moss chose to style up in a pair of star-printed denim jeans, a blue sweater, and a black coat. To keep the look high fashion, she punctuated it with boots. That’s pretty easy to follow, isn’t it? If you have all these in your closet, it shouldn’t be difficult to assemble them.

Get the look:

Kate Moss inspired outfit Current/Elliott Star-Print Corduroy Trousers, $228
Veda Knight Jacket, $1,100
Clover Canyon Angora Sweater, $295
Elizabeth and James Cosmo Strap Booties, $395

3. Keep it casual with denim shorts, a white shirt, and a cute light jacket.

Alessandra Ambrosio Alessandra Ambrosio shopping in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, on October 4, 2013

For a simple but striking summer look, try copying Alessandra Ambrosio‘s getup. You can’t go wrong with a white shirt and denim shorts pairing, especially when you throw in a cute jacket. Thong sandals should make your feet comfy.

Get the look:

Alessandra Ambrosio inspired outfit Joe’s Jeans Vintage Reserve Cutoff Shorts, $87
Splendid Very Light Jersey Scoop Neck Tee, $50
BB Dakota Candace Fringe Coat, $128
Sam Edelman Gigi Patent T-Strap Sandals, $65

4. Go boho with a cropped top and denim shorts paired with lace-up boots and a hat.

Vanessa Hudgens Vanessa Hudgens showing some skin in a cropped halter top as she shops in Studio City, Los Angeles, California, on August 25, 2013

Vanessa Hudgens just can’t get enough of boho looks. Not that we complain. She shopped around looking cute in shorts and a cropped top. The key to making this outfit more stylish is in the accessories. Pair it with lace-up boots, style further with a hat.

Get the look:

Vanessa Hudgens inspired outfit Nasty Gal Evangelista Crop Tank, $48
Current/Elliott The Girlfriend Shorts, $112.80
Frye Erin Work Boots, $248

5. A pair of animal-printed pants go a long way.

helen flanagan Helen Flanagan returning to her hotel after a shopping trip in London, United Kingdom, on August 23, 2013

If you want to steer away from the overly monochromatic look, which, you have to admit, is often the case when you are too lazy to dress up, throw in some animal print. A pair of animal-printed pants like the one Helen Flanagan wore is a good option.

Get the look:

Helen Flanagan inspired outfit Joie Rancher Leather Top, $498
3.1 Phillip Lim Leather Leopard Jodhpurs, $1,195
Rag & Bone Driscoll Wrap-Strap Booties, $575

6. Go for edgy glam in comfortable boyfriend jeans worn with a jacket tied on your waist and a tank top.

Rihanna Rihanna seen in SoHo, New York City, on August 23, 2013

Here’s a fault-free edgy look for shopping. Style up your boyfriend jeans with a tank top and a camo-printed jacket. And just like Riri, pay attention to your accessories. High-top sneakers and a beanie can do wonders to a tomboyish ensemble.

Get the look:

Rihanna inspired outfit Joie Rain D Leather Top, $398
Penfield Rockford Lightweight Down Jacket, $210
AG Adriano Goldschmied The Nikki Relaxed Skinny Jeans, $235
Jil Sander Navy Platform Rubber Sneakers, $410
FREECITY Life Nature Love Hat, $58

Go ahead. Dress up a little for shopping. You never know who you are going to bump into.

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