You think of a structured, well-made, fitted black blazer and you instantly think of a power business suit regardless of your gender! Right? But, then you walk into an office and you see these young men dressed as ‘smart casual’ wearing structured blazers over a plain white shirt with a pair of white chinos and it all suddenly gets very mind-boggling. Does this sound any familiar to you? Well, you most certainly are not alone.
Terms like ‘smart casual’, ‘business casual’ and ‘business formal’ are very loosely used in the work scenarios these days; distinguishing them from one another can be made rather simpler with this little dressing cheat sheet we have for you here.
When you hear business formal for women – think about pant suits, pencil skirts, dress suits, monochromatic blazers and jackets. Minimal fine jewelry and very dressy shoes. Even when you are dressed keeping in mind the business formal for women dress code, you must not neglect your shoes or accessories. Heels and pumps are the best choices to go with those formal dresses. Something like classic pumps stiletto heels for women would bestow a very cut-edge and stylish vibe to your formal outfit.
When wearing smart casual for women – you can have a little fun with your dressing. From dresses to maxi-skirts to OTT ruffles and laces, you can incorporate any sort of clothing pieces as long as you accessorize them work-appropriate. Pumps would still be a great choice here or you can check some of the gorgeous wedges available at dapper hus for a chic look.
For men, low top shoes would fit the formal dress code bill most appropriately. And even a pair of sneakers would work with jeans for a laid-back smart casual look, accessorize with a somber looking leather bag for men and you are ready to roll.
Don’t forget to check the extensive variety of shoes and accessories for men and women available at dapper hus to complete your smart casual or formal looks.