TIPS ON HOW TO DRESS SMART CASUAL FOR MEN AND WOMEN

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Fei Fei Sun stars in Massimo Dutti's spring-summer 2017 campaign
Fei Fei Sun stars in Massimo Dutti’s spring-summer 2017 campaign

Smart casual is a word thrown around a lot in the world of fashion. It is always perceived as something you can comfortably wear to work, but still look gorgeous and stylish after hours.  With its prejudice in contemporary days and age, even some of the fashion gurus can puzzle over the throwaway term. The most straightforward definition of smart casual is a neat, conventional and informal style that is mostly worn to conform to a specific dress code.

Today, fashion trends have shown that getting smart-casual right will set you free from the chains of the traditional full oversized suit that makes an individual look out of place. This fashion style is currently associated with weekends mostly Fridays for white collar jobs and people in the business. You will find men wearing a pair of jeans and T-shirts at work and allowed to get away with it comfortably. However, it is a different thing when you get to dress down, for example heading to work on Monday with a T-shirt, sneakers and a rugged trouser. I am confident your boss will call you for a quick staff meeting!

Women are not left out in this casual smart dress code craze, and they have found their fancy below dresses that can be worn to the office just as they do it at the club on a Friday night.  Such women find it absurd for their men to wear a full suit on Friday evening club party. Chums is a great source for selecting dresses for different occasions.

Clement Chabernaud poses in Iceland for Mango Committed's fall-winter 2017 campaign
Clement Chabernaud poses in Iceland for Mango Committed’s fall-winter 2017 campaign

SMART CASUAL FOR MEN; HOW TO DRESS DOWN IN STYLE

Men can find their perfect balance for the lively casual style no matter the occasion.

TROUSERS

For smart casual, what you wear at the bottom will be different according to what is on top. You can wear a pair of jeans for any occasion; a wedding party, a date or an evening hang-out with friends at the bar. They should be perfect if they are dark, rip free and well –fitting.

T-SHIRT

Make sure you choose a well-fitting t-shirt and avoids the baggy type because it will look unkempt and awkward. Depending on the color of your trousers, a bright color will also be perfect. Besides, a plain crew neck t-shirt will look great, and you may choose a neutral color like white or black to ensure it`s clean and smart.

Simon Nessman stars in Giorgio Armani's spring-summer 2018 campaign
Simon Nessman stars in Giorgio Armani’s spring-summer 2018 campaign

JACKET

A blazer is perfect for a smart casual style, but there is a significant difference between a casual and official blazer. A casual blazer is specially made for a casual look, while a formal blazer is obtained from a full suit. For a blazer, choose one with minimal and clean lines to avoid being too casual. If you go for a tailored one, match it with slim fit jeans and avoid anything that is too baggy or tight. For a perfect match, ensure that your denim is darker than your blazer.

THE SHOES

Just like women, the boots are the most significant part of the outfit. To get a casual smart look, opt for a pair of leather boots that has a rounded toe or just simple canvas shoes. For a refined, its casual look, make sure to clean and brush your shoes, iron your shirt and check if your jacket has a pocket square. It will surely leave a long lasting impression.

Andreea Diaconu and Baptiste Radufe appears in MICHAEL Michael Kors fall-winter 2018 campaign
Andreea Diaconu and Baptiste Radufe appears in MICHAEL Michael Kors fall-winter 2018 campaign

SMART CASUAL FOR WOMEN

 

JEANS AND TOP

Jeans and a top is the most accepted casual outfit for women to wear to any occasion. However, there are some points to consider when choosing the perfect jeans. For an event, choose a pair of jeans that are clean and crispy. Depending on how you will style your jeans and top, you can achieve a dressy casual or casual look. For a smart casual look, elevate your attire with fashionable accessories.

A SKIRT AND TOP

Another perfect choice of smart casual look is a skirt and a top. You can wear this to the office or dress in casual occasions. To stand out with this outfit, choose to combine a pink sleeveless top and a green pencil skirt. Since green is a versatile shade to use in an outfit, you can still wear it with a solid top color. Playing with colors is the most convenient way to transform your casual look to be high quality.

A SMART CASUAL DRESS

A dress is perfect to achieve to get that smart casual look for any event. It is common for most people because it is easy and feels fail-safe. This attire can be dressed up and down, and most women feel more confident when they wear one. For a casual wedding, take a printed dress and add some elements to it. You can finish this great outfit with a pair of heels from your favorite fashion designer.

H&M Loose-Knit Sweater, Original Straight Jeans, Sandals, Polarized Sunglasses and Bracelet
H&M Loose-Knit Sweater, Original Straight Jeans, Sandals, Polarized Sunglasses and Bracelet

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GIGI HADID CHANNELS HER INNER BOND GIRL FOR V MAGAZINE

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Gigi Hadid lands three covers for the Pre-Fall 2018 issue of V Magazine. Photographed by Mario Sorrenti, the supermodel wears a Fendi vest, bikini set and boots while riding a water ski on the first. The second cover shows Gigi in a Philipp Plein swimsuit while driving an ATV. And for the third, the blonde dives underwater wearing a Chanel swimsuit and jewelry. George Cortina styles the cover story which features Gigi posing like a Bondgirl in cool action shots.

Gigi Hadid Channels Her Inner Bond Girl for V Magazine

Gigi Hadid Channels Her Inner Bond Girl for V Magazine

Gigi Hadid Channels Her Inner Bond Girl for V Magazine


Gigi Hadid Channels Her Inner Bond Girl for V Magazine

Gigi Hadid Channels Her Inner Bond Girl for V Magazine

Gigi Hadid Channels Her Inner Bond Girl for V Magazine

Gigi Hadid Channels Her Inner Bond Girl for V Magazine

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SELENA GOMEZ POSES WITH THE DREAMER BAG IN COACH’S FALL 2018 CAMPAIGN

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Selena Gomez stars in Coach's fall-winter 2018 campaign
Selena Gomez stars in Coach’s fall-winter 2018 campaign

Singer Selena Gomez returns for her third consecutive season as the face of Coach’s fall-winter 2018 campaign. Photographed by Steven Meisel, the pop star models next to a vintage car while posing with the Dreamer bag. Selena wears a black lace number in one shot, and for the other, the brunette poses in a printed prairie dress. Fabien Baron works on creative direction for the shoot with hair by Guido Palau and makeup by Pat McGrath.

Related: Selena Gomez Designs (and Wears) New Sneakers for PUMA

CAMPAIGN: SELENA GOMEZ FOR COACH FALL/WINTER 2018

Singer Selena Gomez appears in Coach's fall-winter 2018 campaign
Singer Selena Gomez appears in Coach’s fall-winter 2018 campaign
BEHIND THE SCENES: Selena Gomez on set of Coach fall 2018 shoot
BEHIND THE SCENES: Selena Gomez on set of Coach fall 2018 shoot
BEHIND THE SCENES: Selena Gomez flashes a smile on set of Coach fall 2018 shoot
BEHIND THE SCENES: Selena Gomez flashes a smile on set of Coach fall 2018 shoot
Selena Gomez on set of Coach's fall 2018 shoot
Selena Gomez on set of Coach’s fall 2018 shoot

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HERE COMES THE SUN: FOR LOVE & LEMONS’ SUMMER 2018 DRESSES

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For Love & Lemons Charlotte Eyelet Lace Up Mini Dress $218
For Love & Lemons ‘Charlotte’ Eyelet Lace Up Mini Dress $218
A shift eyelet lace minidress comes in ivory white with a hidden back zipper closure.

For Love & Lemons launches its summer 2018 collection including ultra-feminine dresses. The Los Angeles-based brand offers up floral embroidered minidresses, lace trimmed maxi dresses and flirty heart prints. Adorned with ruffles, ties and boned bodices, flaunt your figure in these gorgeous styles. A color palette of periwinkle blue, powder pink and crisp white rounds out the chic designs. See some of our favorite dresses from For Love & Lemons below, and shop more at REVOLVE.com.

Related: Dive Into Swimsuit Season with For Love & Lemons

FOR LOVE & LEMONS SUMMER 2018 DRESSES

For Love & Lemons Posy Embroidery Mini Dress $334
For Love & Lemons ‘Posy’ Embroidery Mini Dress $334
This floral embroidered minidress features a boned bodice and strapless neckline.
For Love & Lemons Lovebird Maxi Dress $282
For Love & Lemons ‘Lovebird’ Maxi Dress $282
A white maxi dress comes with a lace bust and pintuck detail as well as eyelash trim.
For Love & Lemons Cherry Twist Tank Mini Dress $211
For Love & Lemons ‘Cherry Twist’ Tank Mini Dress $211
Adorned with a cherry print, this black and flirty minidress comes with a ruffled trim.
For Love & Lemons Dakota Lace Midi Dress $246
For Love & Lemons ‘Dakota’ Lace Midi Dress $246
A peach colored lace midi dress comes with bodysuit lining and a boned bodice.
For Love & Lemons Dixie Mini Dress $189
For Love & Lemons ‘Dixie’ Mini Dress $189
This gingham print pink mini dress features an underwire bust and waist tie accent.
For Love & Lemons Sweetheart Mini Dress $216
For Love & Lemons ‘Sweetheart’ Mini Dress $216
Look super sweet in a periwinkle blue dress decorated with heart shapes.

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ELODIE CHRIST LOOKS CHIC IN CHANEL FOR MARIE CLAIRE RUSSIA

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Elodie Christ is a vision on the July 2018 cover of Marie Claire Russia. Photographed by Alexandra Utzmann, the blonde beauty wears a complete look from Chanel including jewelry. Inside the fashion glossy, Elodie wears even more fashions from the French house’s pre-fall collection. Stylist Sophie Samoylovich dresses the model in a mix of tweed, velvet and lace.

Elodie Christ Looks Chic in Chanel for Marie Claire Russia

Elodie Christ Looks Chic in Chanel for Marie Claire Russia

Elodie Christ Looks Chic in Chanel for Marie Claire Russia

Elodie Christ Looks Chic in Chanel for Marie Claire Russia

Elodie Christ Looks Chic in Chanel for Marie Claire Russia

Elodie Christ Looks Chic in Chanel for Marie Claire Russia

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WEEK IN REVIEW | GISELE BUNDCHEN’S NEW COVER, BELLA HADID FOR DSQUARED2, KIM KARDASHIAN BEAUTY + MORE

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Gisele Bundchen on Vogue US July 2018 Cover
Gisele Bundchen on Vogue US July 2018 Cover

See the week’s top stories from the past week in June.

Editorials:
Gisele Bundchen is an Earth Goddess for Vogue
Marlina Keskitalo Models Boho Fashion for Cosmopolitan Hong Kong
Jessica Stam is An Underwater Beauty for Vogue Portugal
Eniko Mihalik Dives Into Beach Season for Marie Claire France
Paige Reifler Poses in Vacation-Ready Styles for Vanity Fair Italy


Bella Hadid stars in DSquared2 fall-winter 2018 campaign
Bella Hadid stars in DSquared2 fall-winter 2018 campaign

Campaigns/Lookbooks:
Bella Hadid & Kendall Jenner Are Western Babes for DSquared2’s Fall 2018 Campaign
Big Splash: 8 On-Trend Swimsuit Styles From Free People
Constance Jablonski Hits the Beach for Etam Swim Campaign
Anna Ewers Chills in Paris for Isabel Marant’s Fall 2018 Ads
Faretta Mesmerizes in Blumarine’s Fall 2018 Campaign

Kim Kardashian stars in KKW Beauty x Mario campaign
Kim Kardashian stars in KKW Beauty x Mario campaign

Celebrities:
Kim Kardashian Shines in KKW Beauty Campaign
Phoebe Tonkin Poses in Cozy Sweaters for ELLE Australia
Paris Jackson Exudes Pure Cool in Rag & Bone’s DIY Project
Paris Hilton Teams Up with Boohoo On 2000’s Inspired Collection
Amanda Seyfried Graces the Pages of ELLE UK

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