HOW TO MASTER SMART CASUAL

We can hear you pondering 'What does it mean when the dress code is Smart Casual?' Well, Casual Friday has officially crept into our work wardrobes permanently: it’s a revolution called Smart Casual, and in COVID times it’s become the standard. Layer up a simple look, and you’ll be working away in absolute elegance.

SHOP THE COLLECTION

START WITH A PROPER SHIRT

The ticket to a winning smart casual getup? A sharp shirt. Pick out a straightforward smart shirt, or try Tyrwhitt’s dedicated smart casual collection: smart yet laid-back in equal measures. They’re both Zoom-friendly and perfect for the odd office appearance.

SHOP SMART CASUAL SHIRTS

OR SKIP THE SHIRT

Not the ideal recommendation coming from a shirtmaker, unless said shirtmaker has been cutting a mean polo that is just as smart as a formal shirt. We're so confident in its smartness that we put it under our twill business suit, for a look that's as comfortable as it is elegant.

SHOP POLO SHIRTS

GET A LEG UP

Your video call looks may focus on the top half, but a proper pair of trousers never goes amiss. For a mix of business-ready and easy-to-wear – in other words, a handy set of chinos. In stretch cotton and a plethora of colours, it’s just a case of picking the pair that work for you.

SHOP CHINOS

TOP IT OFF

Our well-knitted merino jumper makes a nifty finish to an office look with outstanding dress-down credentials. Keep the fit as trim as your build can take to leave no doubts about your sartorial flair, even in a casual getup.

SHOP KNITWEAR

SOFTLY TAILORED,
SHARPLY TURNED-OUT

Smart casual can manifest itself in artfully softly-structured tailoring. Choose a smart jacket with soft shoulders and a gentle lining, and you can throw it on over anything – shirts, polos, knits – to dress your look up in an instance. (Keep one to hand for surprise meetings with the boss.)

SHOP BLAZERS

WALK THE WALK

Choosing smart casual shoes can be tricky; but rest assured, there’s a middle ground between wholecuts and your ratty old trainers. A handsome pair of boots or Derbies hit the mark at the end of your chinos. Loafers can add a rakish touch… though you may want to wait for fairer weather if your favourite pair are suede.

SHOP SHOES

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