Weekend Style: Essentials for Off-Duty Dressing

Smart Casual Mens Style
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Ford F100 Classic | Photo Credit: Arclight

It’s the weekend and you have activities of leisure on the mind. Depending on your location and interests, there’s a whole host of things to anticipate. You could be catching a game with friends, going to a party, or heading to the beach. For the car enthusiasts, you may be on the hunt for that new f100 engine. Whatever your plans are, we’re going to outline smart essentials to incorporate into your wardrobe.

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So it’s time for the weekend and you want to go for a leisure look that’s both comfortable and not for the slob…what do you wear? Keeping in mind a need for timeless pieces, you can easily achieve a polished look, even on your downtime. Whether you are looking for a new pair of sneakers or the perfect coat for running errands, there are several wardrobe essentials that can easily make the transition from one outfit to the next.

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Kris Bryant sports a black polo shirt and denim jeans for Express' fall-winter 2016 campaign.
The Polo Shirt: An elevated alternative to the plain t-shirt, a polo shirt is an easy go-to and works paired with jeans or chinos. Here, baseball player Kris Bryant sports a black polo shirt and denim jeans for Express’ campaign.
Gap's Harrington jacket is front and center for a casual everyday look, complemented by denim jeans.
The Harrington Jacket: When it comes to style icons, you can’t go wrong with the Harrington jacket. The clean-cut staple was even championed by Hollywood legends such as James Dean. Here, Gap’s Harrington jacket is front and center for a casual everyday look, complemented by denim jeans.
Calvin Klein Platinum Joggers
The Jogger: When it comes to modern-day heroes, the jogger ranks high. Embracing a more tailored fit than traditional sweatpants, these pants are more than a gym essential. Joggers like this style from Calvin Klein Platinum serve as a comfortable and stylish option for off-duty dressing. They can be dressed up or down, complementing everything from a trench coat to a henley shirt.
Male Model Wearing Henley
The Henley: A versatile wardrobe addition, henleys can be worn by themselves for a smart approach to casual style or layered with everything from suits and leather biker jackets to cardigan sweaters. | Photo Credit: Deposit Photos
Rag & Bone Dustin Cardigan
The Cardigan Sweater: Looking to dress up a simple pair of jeans and a tee? Look no further than a lightweight cardigan sweater. The year-round essential is a smart ace in the hole for any wardrobe. Snag the perfect cardigan sweater from brands such as Rag & Bone.
Going casual, Mike Guenther dons a red Baird McNutt Irish linen shirt, J.Crew 770 straight-fit garment-dyed chinos, and Pro-Keds Royal Lo sneakers.
Chinos: Embracing a modern slim fit, chinos are an easy wardrobe must-have. The timeless style works well in a professional or casual setting. Rocking chinos for a laid-back opportunity, the staple can be dressed up with a nice polo or worn more relaxed. Here, model Mike Guenther dons J.Crew’s 770 straight-fit garment-dyed chinos.
Sandro Men's Citizen Trench Coat
The Trench Coat: When the days are cool, it’s amazing what a three-quarter length trench coat such as Sandro’s Citizen trench can do for your style. The sharp essential has the ability to dress up simple staples such as jeans. Just be sure to match your colors appropriately. If you are wearing a navy or charcoal trench, go for dark rinse jeans. Alternatively, a tan trench looks great with khakis or light wash denim.
Model Claudio Monteiro sports a trim, tailored J.Crew suit with white Adidas Stan Smith sneakers.
White Sneakers: The right sneakers can be an outfit game changer as seen with this look from J.Crew. Model Claudio Monteiro sports a trim, tailored J.Crew suit with white Adidas Stan Smith sneakers. The storied shoes work well with a pair of jeans for off-duty style, but can even add a sporty flair to suiting.