May 03, 2019 3 min read

“It’s casual, you can wear anything you want.”

This is one of the biggest mistakes men make when it comes to casual style. It’s casual, yes, but it doesn’t mean you can put on your old sweatshirt and sweatpants. Dress well in casual style is an essential skill. And like any other skill, you learn it and improve it.

Everyone can look good in a tailored suit. But looking good in casual style, that is real art, my friends. Below are 7 tips for you to begin your casual style journey.

#1: Keep it simple

It is no coincidence that minimalism becomes popular in recent years. You don’t have to wear colorful and flashy clothes to ace the casual style. Keep it simple, and of course, casual.


With a well-fitted tee and jeans, you're ready to ace this style

Wear pieces that are subtle, simple, understated outfits and you’ll stand out in a good way.

#2: Jacket is the key

A proper jacket can elevate your casual look in a way you can never imagine. How about smartening your casual look up a bit with a well-fitting blazer?

A man in a blazer looks good because blazers accentuate the male frame like no other garment. It is called the business-casual style.

It will give you an easy way to smarten even your simplest outfits up a bit. Plain white tee with jeans are your favorite go-to? Add a blazer, and suddenly you look sharp.

A simple, neutral blazer can do wonder to your style

#3: Naked wrist is too boring

Accessories are a great way to spice up a dull outfit. And wrist-accessory is a good start. While choosing a matching scarf can be a nuisance, picking the right wrist-accessory isn’t that hard to begin with.

You can wear a watch, a leather bracelet, or both. Doesn’t matter what you wear, just wear something. It just gives your outfit a bit more personality.


A leather bracelet with a Roman touch

Match your watch with a ton-sur-ton bracelet

Say no to boring wrist with a matching bracelet and watch

You’re saying to everyone else, “Honestly I don’t have to wear this, but I like wearing it anyway.”

You go from someone who clothes himself to stay warm to someone who clothes himself with intention. And that’s goal!

#4: Learn how to layer like a pro

Another easy way to make a dull outfit more interesting is layering.

Don’t be intimidated by layering, just do some research first then apply it to yourself. You don’t have to know all that much about it. Layering can go with really simple clothes too.

For example, imagine yourself wearing a plain grey sweater and jeans. Nothing wrong with that. It’s a fine casual outfit. But it’s not an interesting outfit.

Now imagine adding a simple white shirt underneath your sweater. Boom. Instantly more interesting.

#5: Don’t dress for your inner child

It’s awesome to have fun with colorful outfits every once in a while. But not on a daily basis. Men often approach casual style from a wrong perspective; they aim to look sporty and youthful.

But if you want to ace this style, you should aim for the mature look.

Obviously, dress mature doesn’t mean you have to dress like your dad. The main task is to avoid teenager look (unless you’re an actual teenager). Say no to graphic tees and baggy jeans with embellishment at all circumstances.

Pick basic piece

#6: Legwear is more than just jeans

Jeans are great, but they’re not your ONLY option for legwear.

Why not add some variety to your wardrobe by investing in one or two pairs of chinos?

Adding just one pair of chinos to your wardrobe doubles the number of outfits you can mix and match. Add one more, and you triple that number.

#7: Footwear does matter

The wrong footwear can ruin an excellent outfit. You’ll want to replace them with something more appropriate.

And don’t think people don’t notice your shoes. They do. Especially women.

A pair of brown leather shoes is a great alternative instead of your everyday sneakers and you got the sharp look you have always craved for.

Leverage your casual style by a pair of leather shoes

And that’s it! Below are 7 tips for those who are eager enough to make a fashion revolution with their casual style.

If you’re a suit-n-tie kind of men, read this blog to know the basic rule when it comes to formal attire.

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