Anything you wear that is not a 3-piece suit can be considered casual wear. There are two ends of the casual wear spectrum however: on one end, there’s the true to nature, laidback t-shirt and jeans casual, and on the other end, there’s a dressier casual wear comprised of smart-casual pieces with street wear.
Dressing up casual wear can be difficult and expensive at times. It’s because the pieces you wear to dress things up are similar to formal wear. Blazers, casual shirts, brogues—these are relaxed versions of suits, and black laced shoes. It is a good investment picking up pieces that you can use to dress up your look, one must note, as it can improve people’s disposition towards you.
Blazers worn over simple t-shirts and jeans automatically dress up your look. With the sort of rigid structure of the blazer, it’s sure to give form and edge to the simple get-up and sort of polish as well. Traditionally, blazers come in deep, navy blue. But more contemporary fashion now offers blazers in more exciting variations. There colors in khaki, deep green, sometimes fuchsia; floral-print blazers are starting to be explored as well, as well as other prints on blazers.
Another way of dressing up your look is incorporating chinos instead of jeans. It gives a relaxed yet classy appeal, and colors abound too. Usually you are good with brown or stone-colored chinos, but there’s also deep maroon, green, black and blue. You can opt to wear loafers, which are easy to slip on yet stylish, boat shoes or some brogues. When wearing brogues choose something lighter colored to give the casual feel you’re going for. Wearing scarves can also make your outfit look put-together; it gives you that sort of intellectual feel. Also, wearing boots can really give your look a punch up to the fashion yard stick. They instantly give edge and assertiveness that will make heads turn.
If you like to keep jeans on, dress up your look with a shirt. A check pattern is a very popular style choice among men. One thing that men less often turn to is flower patterns. Don’t be afraid to wear them as it actually gives detail and finesse to your look. As an alternative to the blazer, you could also opt for a leather jacket. This gives you polish, confidence also some bit of personality.
Whether you are going on a date night, meeting clients or going out with friends, dressing out never has to be scary. It is important that you have fun with it and let your personality shine. Have fun trying all these looks.