The casual style became popular because of its convenience and variety of ways to combine the elements of clothes. Just imagine this: you can get plenty of outfits with just ten elements. I don’t want to focus on those simple looks that are made of two pieces like a dress plus high heels. However, they still remain the classic basis of smart casual style, each trendy-obsessed person desires to impress with his or her individuality. Since fashion itself is aimed at the distinction of a fashionista’s inner world, let’s skip the simple looks.
Remember, when choosing a smart casual outfit for an event you should keep three major things in mind: place, attendees and whether there is a need in changing the style a bit during the event mentioned. Indeed, I want to highlight that smart casual style should have a hint of classics. Otherwise, your outfit will transform into an ordinary casual one. Thus avoid wearing mini skirts or any other inappropriate pieces. Choose the accessories that will match your look and finally, be brave enough to experiment.
Today I have several ideas you can use to create the smart casual look for your day‑to‑day life.
A leather jacket is very handy when it’s cold outside, of course. However, this detail can also emphasise your style without crossing the dress code of the event. When combined with an elegant top or a romantic dress, it makes the full outfit look more sophisticated and a bit edgy at the same time.
Multilayered Smart Casual Looks
Layered outfits are still among the most stylish ones. This summer, try to mix and match pastel colours. If you are brave enough, play with patchwork prints. Remember, if you decided to go for the prints, keep only one vivid item in your outfit and make it appear softer by combining it with monochrome details. As an option, brighten up your look with an embroidered clutch or boots. Great option for the art gallery outfit.
Our beloved shirts can be combined with almost everything. Take a look at your wardrobe: there are at least two neat shirts you can wear for an event. Add a pair of statement earrings or necklace to your outfit to make it look more thought-through. Choose your favourite pair of peg trousers or jeans, and you are ready to go.
Modern Smart Casual Look
If you want to feel a bit more comfortable, go for nude and neutral colours. Pair your clothes with heavy sandals or a vintage denim jacket. You might want to mix your jeans with classy stiletto shoes and a simple coat or jacket if you want to get the trendy smart casual look.
Finally, smart casual is a great way of expressing yourself. Don’t forget you can always get inspired by street style looks and adjust them to your own personality. Play around with your wardrobe, try new combinations every day and just enjoy.
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QUESTION OF THE DAY:
What is your go-to smart casual look?