Ahhhhhh Smart/Casual. It’s one of those ‘illusive looks’ that we all want to do well, but most of us struggle with getting it right! As a Style Coach, it’s one of the questions I get asked the most! “How do I do Smart/Casual!”
Well my friends, I’m going to let you in on one of my biggest secrets, and it’s really that simple…….
yup that’s right! It really is that easy. And speaking of easy, EziBuy really is your one-stop-shop for finding everything you need to put together a couple of Smart/Casual outfit, here are some I prepared earlier…..
Look Number One: Blazer + Jeans + Heels
Love wearing you jeans (The “CASUAL” option) but always wear them with flat shoes and a tee? Why not lift the look by adding a sharp blazer and a classic pair of heels (the “SMART” options)! You are still in your denim comfort level, you’ve just chosen to wear it differently!
If the heels are too much, even a pair of jeans with a blazer and ballet flats (or trainers for that matter) will still be more of a smart/casual look – go on, give it a go!
Look Number Two: Dress + Denim + Trainers
One of my personal favourite ways to get the smart/casual look is by ‘dressing down’ a fun dress! This cane be done all year round, but today we’ll focus on how to do it for Autumn. In this outfit, think of the dress as the SMART and all the other things you are using to dress it down as CASUAL, like so…..
Get The Look ~ Emerge ponti belted dress $84.99, Jacket: Next denim jacket $76, Trainers: Next baseball laceups $43
Look Number Three: Printed Pants + Knit + Ballet Flats
If denim isn’t your thing, or it’s still a little more on the ‘casual’ side for you, then this is you look! Printed pants are not only totally on trend right now, they are ridiculously comfortable to wear! Pair them will a cute little flat shoe and a warm, yet sophisticated knit and you have a classy, sophisticated smart/casual option.
Get The Look~ Knit: Grace Hill cashmere blend V-neck sweater $149.99, Pants: Grace Hill print pants $84.99, Flats: Classic ballet flat $29.99
So I hope that helps explain the conundrum that is sometimes smart casual! It’s really as easy as 1 piece SMART + 1 piece CASUAL – if you remember that, you rock it!
Until next time
In Style & Love Always
Get more fashion and styling advice from Cait at her fashion blog, Chasing Cait.