Perhaps as a response to the restrictions of the pandemic, perhaps due to a globalization that increasingly reduces socio-cultural differences between the various countries, or a general need to have a cool but light style, the dress code that has prevailed in recent months is smart casual wear
What is meant by smart casual clothing? It means having a refined style suitable for almost all important situations but with casual touches, which soften an otherwise very formal outfit.
As for him, we will have a polo shirt instead of a shirt or a t-shirt under a vest but strictly combined with a blazer. Denim will be the must-have item of smart casual dress code as long as it is tailored and with precious details, as proposed by Mason's in the men's spring summer 2021 collection. As for smart casual clothes for women, everything is about volumes and accessories: an elegant slim fit feminine blazer can be combined with an easy pant lounge fit chino or you can dare a smart outfit with a woman's chino jogger and cropped field jacket in the same jersey fabric and the same color.
THE MAIN ITEMS OF CLOTHING FOR A SMART CASUAL LOOK
What are the garments that make up the smart casual dress code? Someone once said that with a pair of jeans, a t-shirt, a blazer and a pair of sunglasses you could face any situation at any time of day. This person was perhaps an unaware forerunner of the smart casual look in fact if you want to be very smart casual in this spring summer, your wardrobe cannot miss the following items.
THE SMART CASUAL MEN'S WARDROBE
The smart casual outfit has a great value: it combines impeccable style with the practicality of casual wear and it is versatile: from the office to the aperitif the step is short and a smart casual outfit will be perfect for both situations. He can choose between a tailored slim fit denim in a dark wash or a chino in techno-light fabric or in an extra slim or slim fit pattern. For the top, he can dare and wear a patterned polo shirt but must immediately recover with a solid color blazer in cotton, linen or a technical fiber. The military jacket is allowed in the smart casual style but only if combined with an elegant slim fit chino with ribbon on the waist.
THE SMART CASUAL WOMEN'S WARDROBE
What is the substantial difference between business wear and smart casual wear? In the case of the women's wardrobe, the difference can be substantial: the business style in fact brings us back to a typically masculine, slightly conservative clothing that over the years has been adopted by women in the workplace, almost as if it were a uniform. On the other hand, smart casual wear, while retaining classic features, is more fashion-oriented and leaves a lot of interpretation to the women who adopt it. She can choose a tencel military-cut shirt to combine with a camouflage chino and a solid color blazer or she can opt for a monochromatic smart outfit where she can combine a viscose shirt and a slim fit satin chino. A whole series of hybrid fabrics, often used in gymwear, fit well in this smart casual trend and then you can even dare a double-breasted jacket in stretch jersey combined with a skinny fit denim and a pair of ballet flats. The great advantage of smart casual clothing is that it always allows you to add a touch of eccentricity and personality to a way of dressing that still remains formal.