The casual look is one of the hardest style to execute with elegance and class for men. You need to look comfortable and relaxed while maintaining an aura of elegance. It needs to look effortlessly good but also thoughtful. In addition, the definition of casual will change depending on the season and the occasion. It’s no wonder that so many men get their casual style wrong.
To help solve this issue, we’ve recently highlighted some of the best brands to upgrade your look this year. We’re now turning our attention to practical tips from experts and stylists to help you put it all together in a sharp and consistent look.
Luxe Digital just published a guide to casual wear for men to master the luxury relaxed look. They talked to a panel of fashion advisers and stylists to uncover their recommendations. Here are the five most important suggestions:
Articulate your style vision. Do you want to project an air of assurance? Or show that you care about an occasion and dressed up accordingly? Start by being clear about your objectives first.
Select your clothes accordingly. Once you know what you’re aiming for, select an outfit that will help you achieve your goals.
Some items are worth investing more in. There should be a few well-chosen timeless items in your wardrobe that will stay with you for years. That’s the case with a luxury watch, a high-end jacket, or premium sneakers, for example. Select carefully which pieces you will truly invest in.
Start with foundational items. When building up your wardrobe, begin with neutral colours such as black, white, navy, tan and grey. Those are all easy to mix and match and will never go out of fashion.
Always look for the right fit. Your efforts will be ruined if your clothes are overly tight and uncomfortable or too baggy and sloppy. If you invest time defining your style, make sure that the execution is right and the fit is perfect for your body.
With these five style tips in mind, you will be off to a strong start to achieve the perfect casual look for every occasion.
Keep in mind that trends do change over time. Even with timeless items, you should regularly experiment to discover what works best for you. There are no strict rules for casual wear, the most important is that you feel relaxed and confident in your clothes. And when in doubt, it’s always better to be a bit overdressed than underdressed.