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Casual Dress Code | Men’s Edition

by Eloiza

We’ve reached out to a panel of expert stylists and fashion advisers to ask for their recommendations on the casual dress style. Here are their tips to help you look great when dressing casually:

Start with your goals. This will form the backbone of your style. Do you want to project an air of assurance? Do you want to show that you care about an occasion and dressed up accordingly? Or do you prefer to prioritize comfort first and foremost?

  • Dress accordingly. Pick an outfit that will help you achieve your goals.
    A few timeless items are worth investing more in. Some items in your wardrobe won’t last for more than a season. You shouldn’t spend too much on those. But others will stay with you for years. That’s the case with a premium bomber jacket, high-end sneakers, or a luxury watch, for example. Decide which pieces you want to keep and invest in quality over quantity.
  • Cover your bases. When starting to build up your wardrobe, begin first with neutral colors such as black, white, navy, tan, grey, and brown for your outfit. Those are all easy to mix and match and will never go out of fashion.
  • Elevate and personalize your look with one or two items. Once you have the foundations of your style in place, you can add your own personality to your outfit by playing with luxurious fabrics such as silk or cashmere and bolder colors. These should be reserved for your accessories such as your belt, watch strap, socks, etc.
  • Consider the occasion before selecting your casual outfit. Whatever your own personal style is, you should always pay close attention to your environment and social context. Understand what is expected and then design your outfit according to your goals.
  • Always look for the right fit. There is nothing more saddening than seeing a man pulling out the right style with the wrong fit. It will completely ruin your efforts if your clothes are overly tight and uncomfortable or too baggy and sloppy. If you invest time defining your style, make sure that the execution is right.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Are jeans OK for casual dress?

Answer: Yes. Denim jeans are the epitome of versatile clothing. You can easily match the right pair of jeans with many pieces in our wardrobe for either a casual or a chic, trendy, and work-ready look. A good pair of jeans should last you a long time, so it’s worth investing in quality and a great fit.

Question: Are ripped jeans casual?

Answer: It depends on the occasion and the quality of your ripped jeans. A pair of premium ripped jeans can sometimes be perfectly acceptable. But when in doubt, go for a more classic look.

Question: What’s considered casual attire?

Answer: At its most basic, casual clothing means a pair of jeans or chinos with a polo shirt or a T-shirt.

Question: What is comfortable casual attire?

Answer: If you received an invitation calling for a comfortable casual attire, it probably means that anything goes really. If there is a pool, you might also want to bring along your swim shorts.

Question: What should men wear in the office?

Answer: It depends on your office culture, but a fully casual style is probably not advisable, except if you work in tech. A casual dress code for work will usually require a little more attention to your outfit. 





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