What does smart casual actually mean? It’s the age-old question, and it’s difficult to define and easy to get wrong. The trick to perfecting this complicated dress code is by striking a perfect balance between smart and casual.
Starting with the top-half: plain t-shirts and white shirts are your best friends. Nothing will ever be offensive about a clean, fitted white t-shirt. Emphasis on the clean. Strike a good balance between loose and boxy fits, and avoid muscle shirts. If the temperature is a bit colder then try a light jumper over a shirt, or ditch both and replace with a roll-neck.
On the bottom half – tailored trousers or chinos are an easy option that will look laidback yet smart. Finish off your look with a pair of white, box fresh trainers.
The most hyped drops from the brands of the moment. Attuned to contemporary city wardrobes, with coveted new season pieces from Off-White, DSquared2 and Stone Island.
This pair of Off-White’s army green cotton cargo trousers are made for navigating the urban terrain. The relaxed style features an elasticated waist and Velcro-fastening straps at the leg and cuffs to customise the silhouette.
Formed from a cotton-jersey blend, this comfy sweatshirt is a piece that you can really work into your Spring wardrobe. The label’s bold red logo is stamped at the front to make this an iconic piece.
No other brand nails aesthetic sportswear like Italian label Stone Island. Cut from brushed cotton, this white long-sleeved jacket will work well worn with a t-shirt or a sweatshirt for the cooler days.
Crank up your style with the bold, iconic and sometimes provocative from our best-selling international brands – think Gucci’s slogan sweatshirts, Balenciaga trainers and Off-White accessories with bold prints.
Alessandro Michele’s fascination with mythology and magic has filtered through Gucci’s house codes. This grey cotton sweatshirt is embroidered with a trailing dragon at the sleeve, while the label’s iconic logo print ensures its covetable credentials. Throw it over relaxed denim for a street-cool charm.
Balenciaga’s loyal followers will know that the bulk of the label’s looks feature a pair of blue denim jeans. This pair is crafted from a stretch-denim material to create the perfect skinny fit. Featuring a faded, whiskered finish that’s on brand with the label’s aesthetic.
Sportswear and runway come together with Balenciaga’s creation of the Speed trainer. Stitched onto a chunky rubber sole, the sock-inspired design is crafted to hug the ankle and features the label’s stamped branding.