Mens Guide To Smart Casual Dressing

What do you wear when you’ve been invited to after work drinks but you’ve got to dress smart in the office, or come the weekend and you’ve got a special evening out? Smart-casual is a dress code that covers both styles, but is wearing a shirt and jacket trying too hard?

Nowadays, smart casual is a term used frequently to define how we dress. Often the ideal answer is a blazer, smart jeans, a white shirt and brown loafers. The idea is to pair down a smart blazer or shirt with a pair of jeans and shoes or trainers to keep the look smart. This will ensure a relaxed and casual style, whilst keeping it formal enough for special occasions. There are many combinations you can try to adopt for this dress code, for example a pair of Nudie Jeans with white Zespa trainers and a BOSS shirt will ensure effortless style, whilst keeping it relaxed and suitable for any smart casual event.

We’ve come up with just a few simple ways that you can transform your look from day to night:

A classic shirt by Italian designer Etro will go a long way when it comes to smart-casual style. Opt for this unique look with a paisley print blue shirt, paired with these simple jeans from Nudie Jeans, Jeffery West shoes and a leather belt from Anderson’s Belts to match. Perfect for a smart evening out whilst looking relaxed all at the same time.

You can never go wrong with a white shirt for smart casual dressing and this Emanuel Berg piece fits the bill.  Crafted with black buttons and an open collar, this piece keeps it stylish, yet understated. The blue denim jeans by Emporio Armani keep it relaxed yet match perfectly with the tonal blue Jeffery West leather shoes. Throw on the textured blazer from BOSS over the top and you’re good to go.

If you’re after something that is a bit more casual, yet suitable for a lunch out at the weekend then wear this relaxed tonal look. An olive green polo shirt looks great on anyone especially this BOSS Passenger Polo, which works well with these pair of beige chinos and dark brown trainers also from BOSS. To finish your look, this brown leather belt from Anderson’s Belts will dress up the outfit making this a winner for the Autumn season.

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