Smart Casual Tips for Men’s Fashion

Red White Striped Sweater Hat Look Man
Photo Credit:

Trying to figure out the ideal way to define casual can be tricky as it varies from person to person. Smart casual looks give off a polished vibe, while casual ones appear slouchy or undone.
You can kick start your smart casual style journey with the help of fashion labels like the brand Superdry, which have various clothing items regardless of the look you are going for. Below are some tips to help you put together your smart casual looks.

1. Add in Some Shade of Color

To make your outfit more casual, you don’t have to change the items you are wearing. Add a pop of color to your ensemble, as darker colors give the impression of a formal look. Lightening up your outfit makes you more stylish in an instant.

2. Change your Attitude

Your clothes’ appearance determines your smartness as opposed to their style. For instance, pressed trousers, a well-tied tie, and polished shoes are some of the little things that play a massive role in your appearance.

The keywords here are not ‘trousers’ or ‘shoes’ but “polished’ and ‘pressed.’ A simple T-shirt paired with jeans and sneakers can look way better than a stained pair of trousers paired with a wrinkled shirt and scuffed shoes.

Man Buttoning Up Shirt Sunglasses
Photo Credit:

3. Button Up

As long as the T-shirt is good quality, well-fitting, and plain, it qualifies as smart casual. However, a polo shirt works best in upgrading your bright casual look. Even though the polo shirt is still sporty, the collar and the buttons make it head towards the category of a shirt.

When going for a formal look, go for a plain colored button-down shirt with cuffs and a collar. If you want to tone the traditional look down, opt for shirts that come in fabrics like chambray or oxford cloth since they are less shiny and less smooth. Also, keep in mind that the shirt becomes more casual if it lacks collars.

4. Upgrade Your Shoe Game

Shoes play an essential role in fashion as the wrong type of shoes can break or make your outfit. Particular looks don’t go well with sneakers depending on the setting; thus, it is essential to have different types of shoes for different styles.

When it comes to color, black, tan, and brown are smart casual. A shoe with a pointed toe is less straightforward than a round one in terms of silhouette. The other factor is texture, as smooth leather shoes are less casual compared to a matte suede.

For such reasons, Derbies, Chelsea boots, wingtips, chukkas, loafers are the best options compared to office-y-oxfords though others can be very casual while others very smart, so choose wisely.

Male Model Plaid Blazer T-Shirt
Photo Credit:

5. Get yourself Some Blazers

As seen above, pairing your blazer with a pair of jeans, a t-shirt, and sneakers is an easy way to achieve a casual outfit. However, not all blazers are designed in the same manner. For instance, there are those with gold buttons and others that don’t have gold buttons.

Textured blazers are worn with jeans to give off a casual vibe. You can also make the look more relaxed and comfortable by getting rid of the pads on the shoulders.


Dressing up for a smart casual look can be a complicated yet straightforward affair since a slight mistake can change the whole look. You are good to go with the above guide since you are now aware of the pieces you’ll need to buy on your next shopping trip.

Recent Updates

Jung Kook Shines as Calvin Klein's New Campaign Star

Jung Kook Shines as Calvin Klein’s New Campaign Star

Calvin Klein Jeans has again captured the world's attention by announcing its latest brand ambassador, the talented Jung Kook. The ...
Coachella Outfits Men

Coachella Outfits for Men: 2023 Best Style Ideas

Are you ready for this year's style and casual vibe at Coachella? It's time to ditch your mundane daily outfits ...
In front and center, Bas Tijhof models a Johnstons of Elgin merino wool long-sleeve polo.

Highland Style: Johnstons of Elgin Spring 2023

In an exquisite escapade to Scotland, Johnstons of Elgin unveils its spring-summer 2023 collection, featuring the striking visage of curly-haired ...
Valerio Maccario Hogan Spring Summer 2023 Campaign

GenH: Hogan Spotlights Retro-Inspired Sneakers for Spring Campaign

In a fusion of creativity and ingenuity, Hogan unveils the essence of Gen H in its spring-summer 2023 campaign. Embracing ...
Holt Renfrew Embraces a New Utility for Spring

Holt Renfrew Embraces a New Utility for Spring

Embracing a nonchalant air, Holt Renfrew's most recent men's lookbook showcases many styles, ranging from smart-casual to relaxed and unconstrained ...
Tom Ford Spring Summer 2023 Eyewear Campaign Men Akbar Shamji

Tom Ford Delivers Color & Glamour for Spring Campaign

In a triumphant return, Akbar Shamji once again graces the sartorial landscape as the face of Tom Ford men for ...