Know the difference between loose and baggy. Looser fits are comfortable, but baggy just looks messy. As comfortable as they may be, fight the urge to wear sweatpants! Opt for jeans with a loose fit instead. Being comfortable is all about fit, even in your lazy weekend clothing! Tailor your jeans and get rid of anything you’ve outgrown.
Worn sneakers are comfortable. However, if they have holes or tears, it’s time that they retire!
Grab inspiration from these casual-cool looks worn by Jude Law and David Beckham:
Never underestimate accessories. Scarves, hats, watches, belts… the accessories make the statement. Layering is a great tool! Adding a jacket or a vest changes up a whole look.
Experiment with your jeans. It’s more about shape than it is about trend. Have a few different cuts in your wardrobe. Some cuts just look better with certain clothing.
Are sneakers too casual? Loafers too formal? Try out a pair of boots. They are functional and stylish. The most popular styles are combat and biker boots.
Try taking a closer look at these charming street style looks from Ashton Kutcher and Ryan Gosling:
Go for a look that’s not too formal, but still professional. If you’re unsure about a new work environment, it’s safest to leave the denim and sneakers behind, regardless of how clean and stylish they may be.
Just because your shirt has a collar doesn’t mean it always needs a tie. Plain button-down shirts are a basic styling necessity!
For this look, sneakers draw the wrong kind of attention. Dress shoes or loafers are essential. Additonally, leave your white socks for another time.
When in doubt, do like Zac Efron did:
Smart, casual looks bring together all the perks of casual and formal styles! Mix and match suit pieces or blazers with denim. You don’t have to wear a lapel and tie, but if you do, try to make sure they are the same color for a cohesive look.
Whether it’s a meeting or a lunch date, it’s safer to arrive to an occasion overdressed rather than underdressed.
Shoes don’t have to be formal. However, formal fabrics look nicer with formal footwear. If choosing sneakers, make sure the style is clean, casual, and not too athletic.
For ideas, note these looks from Chris Pine and James Marsden:
For men, suits offer little variety compared to women and their dresses. However, much of the styling is in the details.
Black suits and tuxedos are the most common, but they are not created equal! Get your suit tailored so it fits perfectly with your height and shape. A solid color suit isn’t a must, but it’s more traditional. If you’re mixing colors, stick with dark colors and white pieces.
White socks are too casual and should never be part of your formal attire. Ever.
Just look at Chris Pratt, Adrien Brody, and Nick Jonas, who prove it’s possible to rock a variety of suit colors and patterns.