The smart casual trend is at the top of everybody’s list. It’s comfortable but edgy, something we’re all striving for. It’s sometimes overwhelming to continuously wear smart, formal outfits, so incorporating smart casual into your wardrobe can be the best thing and give you the most relieving feeling. And with so many combinations, you’ll never be stuck for ideas.
Although you’ll most probably favour one, these 5 different styles can fit into anyones personal style with a bit of editing and alterations. So with no further ado, let’s get to it.
Suit & Trainers
This is possible the most smart casual look you can opt for, it’s a great look for those of us that like to look slick in our suits but have an edge. The balance of smart and street give you a look of being cool and not too try hard. This is a great transitional outfit for the office to a bar, or event an event.
Blazer & Jeans
There is a lot of debate surrounding this look, so we’re going to address that first. Wearing a blazer or sports jacket with jeans is totally ok! As long as your jacket it tailored accordingly, and your jeans fit well then this look can be stylish and sleek. Blazers and jeans are wardrobe staples for men unless you are a streetwear god you are more than likely going to have a few variations of the two in your wardrobe. I would advise you style this look in the most modern way to avoid looking like a classic librarian and definitely avoid this look if your planning on having a meeting with the big bosses that day.
Roll Neck Jumper & Trousers
This is a new style that has definitely become a wave for fashionable folks. Wearing a turtle neck will instantly up your style game and that is a fact, in the winter think about using neutral colours to bring the look together and make sure you have your layering down. For an extra chic smart casual look pair your roll neck with trousers as opposed to jeans, throw on your favourite kicks and an overcoat and you’re ready to go.
Shirt & T-Shirt
The shirt and T-shirt is one of the most humble of outfit choices, but also one that people get wrong. The trick to this look is the keep it simple especially if you’re going for a smart causal outfit. Your T-shirt has to fit perfectly, no baggy, no bulging and no extra material. Mix the materials and textures to make this look your own. For the autumn season why not try wearing a corduroy or classic dark denim shirt on top of a clean white tee. Don’t just limit yourself to wearing denim on your bottom half as well! To smarten up the look consider a trusty pair of chinos.
Shirt & Sweatshirt
An unexpected combination, as the shirt and jumper combo is something that is usually worn to work on a cold day, so can be seen as very formal. But the jumper has been swapped to a sweatshirt, again lounging wear, taking this look from super formal to casual smart. Keep it cool with a basic white shirt and neutral sweatshirt, such as black or grey. Make sure neither are too baggy as it makes the look too casual. If you’re after something a bit more edge, then opt for a denim shirt with a basic sweatshirt, or a printed sweatshirt if you’re after full blown streets style.
With so many combinations, there’s no excuse for you to not incorporate them into your wardrobe. Each combo has so many options that you’ll find a look to suit you no problem. And with smart casual at the top of everyones list, you’ll be able to fit it into everyday life.