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How to get smart-casual look

Getting smart casual down pat

There are so many men wandering the streets who simply don’t get smart casual. After all, it’s either smart or it’s casual, isn’t it? Well, as men’s fashion becomes more and more complicated the black and white is fading out and lots of little grey areas are popping up. What you need is a men’s style manual to help you on your way to being fashionable despite the grey areas of men’s fashion that are running circles around you. Here are a few tips to add to your personal men’s style manual to keep you fashion faux-pas free.

Jeans and Khakis

First things first, if you own even a single stitch of Khaki trousers, get rid f them before anyone sees you in them. Khaki trousers are possibly one of the worst fashion items that any man can have in his wardrobe. Think of owning khaki trousers as harboring a fashion terrorist in your midst. These trousers cannot fill the position for dress pants or a good pair of jeans in either a working or causal environment, not even a smart casual one.
Consider the last pair you bought as the last pair you will ever buy. Moving along, jeans are next in your men’s style manual. Now, while there can be a great many things wrong with a pair of jeans, jeans in themselves are a staple for any man’s wardrobe. Jeans are perfect for toning down any look from smart to smart casual and they are comfortable to boot. Find yourself a good pair of ‘dress jeans’ for those important and all too common smart or dress casual events. Dress jeans are simply jeans that are of high quality, offer a flattering cut and fit and a smart, stylish look. Invest in lighter pairs of ‘dress jeans’ for summer and darker for the winter months.

Warm casual

Men’s style manual tips for colder weather: when the colder weather starts approaching you may be tempted to haul out your most comfortable clothing. In a way, just as people reach for comfort food in the winter months, food that is enjoyable, easy and something you only eat at home, people reach for comfort clothing.
This is often clothing that is oversized, extremely comfortable and makes you happy. Unfortunately, those items are not going to make it for the smart casual look, only the comfy home casual look. Invest in turtle necks for a more casual yet sophisticated look. Pair your jeans up with collared shirts for a smart yet distinctly casual flair or a round or V-neck sweater.

Smart Casual Look

Smart Casual Look

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