Casual clothes are those you wear at your free time. It is difficult to define what clothing counts as casual and what doesn’t. Most people will answer “business wear” when asked what a suit is. But, a salmon-pink suit with yellow pinstripes would be also considered a suit. This is not the right suit for the boardroom.
Standards are becoming more relaxed in certain industries, such as art and web technology. Business wear can be as relaxed and unorthodox as the casual look. Your casual wardrobe may be more formal than your work wardrobe or more casual. Or it may be exactly the same clothes.
Don’t fret about the definitions and old categories. Your clothes can be elegant or casual, rugged or simple, and they are the right clothes for you. These clothes are your expression of your individual style, independent of any external dress codes.
This freedom can sometimes be scary. The majority of men will then retreat to a “default uniform” of casual clothes: khakis and button-down shirts for more formal occasions and jeans and a T-shirt for all other occasions. Although such outfits can look good if they are done well in the right colors and fit, they are hardly interesting or sharp.
You can make casual clothes stand out wherever you go with a little effort and thought.
How to elevate your casual style
Variety is the spice in life and the soul of casual clothing. You can see the difference between a fashion model and a street-style guy. His clothes are different from everyone else’s.
However, this doesn’t mean you need to dress in unusual and wild prints to appear casual and sharp. You don’t need to break the mold or make an effort to stand out from the crowd.
These are four simple ways to elevate casual wear above the status quo.
The problem with the t-shirt/jeans/dress shirt/khakis look? It’s too complete in a glance. Because there is nothing to hold it, no one will pay attention. After they have taken in their trousers and shirts, they are done.
Layering is simply adding pieces to an outfit. Layers can be described as a blazer or a scarf. A cardigan, a hat, or casually-slung messenger bag are all examples of layers. People tend to linger longer because there is more to see.
An outfit that you can easily change is a practical benefit. You can remove a layer if it gets too hot or give your jacket to a woman who is getting cold. Layering can add warmth to the summer, but it can also make it difficult to track what you have taken off.
Add a few more pieces. No matter if you’re looking for a navy blazer, a leather jacket or a denim jacket, jackets are great. At a minimum, you should have at least one. You can then go wherever your style and preferences take you.
2. Accentuate the Accents
It’s about people paying attention to your appearance and keeping it in mind. Accents that are well-constructed will give you something to be remembered.
What is an accent? An accent is anything that doesn’t cover the entire outfit. Trousers, jackets, and shirts are not considered accents. Depending on how it is worn, almost any other item can be considered accents.
Small changes to your basics can transform an outfit from “uniform to unique.” Swap out plain brown dress shoes with brightly-colored canvas shoes, or a loafer with metallic buckle for a pair. You can swap a traditional leather belt for one made of web. You can add a piece of stylish masculine jewelry to your collection or a watch that is unique.
Moderation is key. It shouldn’t be about just one accent. Your neon-yellow belt is all that anyone will remember about your outfit. You will stand out from the rest of the men if you add color and detail to the outfit.
3. Tailor the fit
A non-layered look can still be as striking as a layered one. As long as the fit is perfect, however, it’s not as exciting. Casual shouldn’t look lazy. Your personal taste is what you are displaying, and people shouldn’t think you’re lazy.
While we think of tailoring only as a choice for business clothes, casual clothing can benefit from customization.
For casual clothing, you don’t necessarily have to spend a lot of money on custom-made construction. However, it can be a great way to get a jacket or blazer that is just right for you. Most wardrobe items will only require a few adjustments to the fit.
Your trousers should be hemmed to a neat, straight line. The cuff should rest lightly on top of your shoes. You should keep your crotch as close to your waist as possible, but not sacrifice comfort. This will prevent you from getting saggy legs or a lump in the butt.
Tailoring is also a good idea, especially if your shirt fits well. Baggy shirts that are not tucked in make a “muffin” of fabric over your belt. Also, a baggy shirt left untucked makes it look like a sail. Avoid short-sleeved shirts that have too many armholes. They will make you appear smaller and less strong than you actually are.
These alterations usually cost between $5 and $20 to any qualified tailor. It’s rare that you will find clothes on sale that don’t require any alterations.
It’s all about the variety. You’re ready to rock that sports jacket look if you have a lot of them. You’ll be able to wear any combination you can think of. You don’t want your jacket to always be on the front.
You can mix it up. You can wear shirts without a jacket or unusual shirts under a jacket. For example, a long-sleeved shirt instead of a collared shirt. You can substitute casual jackets and cardigans with blazer-style jackets. You can go on and on.
Do not be afraid to visit stores that you have never considered shopping in and try on styles that are completely different from what you wear every day. You may be surprised at what you look great in.
However, it is important to test the effects before you buy any experiments. . .
Style with Confidence: Wear Sharper Casual
You’re now ready to wear a detailed, layered look out with your casual clothes. This is the most important part. Be ready to attract attention and turn heads.
Many men don’t look good. It’s obvious if you look around. Most men will wear interchangeable clothes on any street, unless they live in fashionable neighborhoods. It’s possible to take the clothes off of one man and put them on another without anyone even noticing (adjusting for body type).
You will be able to stand out from the crowd if you dress better. You might appear a bit overdressed in certain situations. It’s okay to be a little too dressed up in certain situations. You can wear whatever clothes you like, as long as it’s not business attire in an obviously non-business setting. It’s just important to make it clear that this is your look.
There are limits. It’s unlikely that you want to wear a summer suit to a kegger. Be a judge. Accept the fact that you will be more attractive and better dressed than your male peers.