#MenStyleInspiration 4 must-have pieces to pull off the smart-casual look

We have engagements that range from professional to casual and it’s unreasonable to keep changing outfits in one day, so it seems the smart-casual look is your go-to.

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Smart-casual looking black men

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Gone are the days when it was a woman’s duty to multitask. Now, even men have to juggle a number of responsibilities and have multiples places to be on any given day.

We have engagements that range from professional to casual and it’s unreasonable to keep changing outfits in one day, so it seems the smart-casual look is your go-to. 

Here are 4 must-have clothing items to pull off any smart-casual look:

  • Textured blazer: A separate blazer is the way to go with chinos for the smart-casual look. You should look out for blazers that are not padded at the shoulders, with less of a typical suit fabric. Also, the less structured it is, the better and ones with contrasting buttons and sewn on pockets work even better.

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Timini Egbuson looking dapper in a blue blazer

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  • Chinos: They are the perfect balance between denim, which is quite casual, and tailored trousers, which are quite formal. They have military background and so they have a certain seriousness to them and they work well with layers and blazers.

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Denola looking dapper in chinos

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  • Button-down shirt: No one can go wrong with a classic oxford button-down shirt. It is not just a staple in any man’s closet but even in a ladies’ closet. It works perfect with just about anything, maybe aside from pyjamas bottoms. You can also pair them with your blazer and chinos.

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Brown leather brogues

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  • Casual brogues: There are quite a range of shoes that you can wear if you want to pull off the smart-casual look, such as sneakers and boots, but the go to in order to get the smart out of the smart-casual look is brogues. They have an oxford shoe feel with some more designs for a more casual look.

Try these tips and let us know what you think.

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