How to Smart Casual: Part 2

Jacket: Ted Baker

Trousers: H&M

T-Shirt: APC 11:59

Sneakers: Adidas NMD ‘Olive Camo’

Smart-casual: It’s all about decoding the dress-code. Dissect the rule book and ask yourself which aspects you, and your wardrobe, can follow of the smart-casual dilemma.

Do you go smart and add casual bits, or casual and add something smart? For this instalment on how to understand smart-casual, I followed the former rule.

It goes without saying, a deconstructed suit is a quick fix office look, but if you need something laid back and comfortable, adding your favourite sneakers won’t get you brought into the bosses office any more.

I kind of feel this is a given, a bit obvious. But if so, why do we get all uncomfortable ¬†and panicky when we’re doing smart-casual?

I think the easiest way to pulling off this look is keeping the outfit tonal and as minimal as possible, apart from one aspect. In my opinion, you want to be comfortable, right? So make the shoes the star of the show – something bright, modern or on-trend.

I chose my current favourite technical silhouette , the Adidas NMD. Boost technology, Primeknit, lightweight and a modern aesthetic- the shoes are perfectly to this style of dressing down.

Other great shoes are Adidas’ UltraBoost range, the YEEZY 350 line, Nike’s Flyknit Racer, Balenciaga’s Race Runner, or if you want a classic look, rock anything from Vans to Common Projects, Gucci’s beautiful new line of sneakers or even these H&M look-alikes.

You really are spoilt for choice, it really doesn’t have to be so hard!




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