What does smart casual mean to you? It is hard to find the right balance – is it too smart? is it too casual? I have asked myself the same questions many times. Now the festive season is upon us we all have Christmas parties or drinks with friends planned which means we need a new outfit, right? I have teamed up with Debenhams to show you my smart casual look edit.
In my opinion you can wear any type of trouser when trying to pull off this look but I believe jeans work best. My choice of denim is dark blue slim fit or skinny fit.
A blazer makes the outfit and really pulls the whole look together. It is the perfect staple that everyman should have in their wardrobe as you can pair it up with different pieces. When adding formal pieces to my outfit the blazer is definitely my go to item, it helps create an effortless look. I chose the Grey textured weave blazer from Debenhams – It is from the exclusive J by Jasper Conran range, crafted from a rich wool blend. Not only is the quality great but the fit is also perfect! I am wearing a size 40R, it is also available in big and tall sizes. Retails at £135.
I’ve kept it simple with a navy crew neck t-shirt, not only is it reasonable in price but it gives you that more casual style if you wanted it to take you from day to night. You can’t go wrong with a sleek simple t-shirt. I am wearing the J by Jasper Conran – Navy supima cotton crew neck t-shirt in a size medium. Retails at £15.
For footwear you can wear trainers but I prefer to wear a nice pair of shoes. You can then go straight from the boardroom to the bar. My choice of shoe to compliment this outfit are the Red Herring – Tan leather loafers. Loafers are one of my favourite type of shoe they are very versatile and go well with both jeans and chinos. They are made from genuine leather and come in an iconic loafer style with tasselled detailing. Retails at £52.
Accessories are essential for those who love detail. If you wanted to smarten the outfit up then you could add a nice pocket square or even a tie. I picked out this Hammond & Co by Patrick Grant – Wine red geometric print scarf to give the outfit some colour and it goes really well with the textured weaved blazer. Retails at £25.
I hope you guys like my outfit choice – let me know what you think?