Perhaps the Best Smart Casual Dressing Guide You'll Ever Read (Continued)
Smart Casual Style Tips
Put On Your Finery
A jersey sweatshirt or hoodie wasn’t an element of our example outfit. But substituting a fine-gauge knit in merino, cashmere or even cotton for these thick, casual and sporty pieces can lend a little sophistication. Pull a plain sweater or cardigan over your T-shirt (and maybe swap the trainers for shoes) and you’re getting there.
Clearly a chunky knit isn’t going to have quite the same effect, although a shawl-collar cardigan instead of a jacket can look smart if it doesn’t have bone toggles or a massive moose on it. A knitted blazer is somewhere between the two.
A word or 23 on roll necks: too thick and they’re not smart, too fine and they’re about as casual as Hemingway’s drinking.
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