Smart casual dress code explained part 2

How to Wear Business Casual in 2018

Smart casual dress code explained part 2

What smart casual dress code is, number 4:

You should always avoid jeans, trainers, hoodies, or sweatpants. Also avoid neckwear, no suits, no pleated pants, and no black dress shoes.

Where you can see a smart casual dress code?

You cannot see it at the office because there are different terms such as business casual. You can usually find it in a social environment such as cruise ships, restaurants, or resorts. The whole idea is to look neat and presentable without being overly stuffy. Let’s say you work in a white-collar office and you have an invitation to a smart casual event afterward and you usually wear dress shirts, ties, and pinstripe suits, you definitely want to bring a change of clothes. If you are a bit more flexible at the office, you can get away with wearing a blazer and chinos, as well as a tie, but when you go to the smart casual party, take off the tie, add a bold pocket square, maybe a boutonniere, have some bolder socks and shoes and brown tones or more colors such as dark red, dark green, or navy. That just creates a more fun outfit that is not as boring or stuffy formal as you would usually know from an office environment.

You should always be dressed up:

If you are unsure whether you should dress up a little more or dress down, I suggest you always dress up because that way, you do not embarrass yourself, but always stay within that smart casual range which means below business wear.

Smart casual clothing items, number 1:

On the formal side would be an odd jacket or a blazer. Odd jacket meaning it has a bolder pattern, another color, and it does not match the pants. You do not want to wear a suit, a combination at most. Also, do not wear orphaned suit jackets from your pinstripe suit with a Nantucket red pair of pants because it does not work together.