I’m Wearing: Top: Missguided / Skirt: Missguided / Boots: Zara / Fur Gillet: Charity Shop / Watch: River Island
Smart/casual is always a difficult dress code to get just right. Go wearing jeans and you fear you’ll look underdressed but wear a full blown suit and you run the risk of looking overdressed! To me, smart casual is a dress code than allows you to show a bit of personality. You aren’t so restricted, so you can incorporate some colours and a little pattern. Obviously, each job you go for will have a different focus and dress code so it’s worth doing your research on this beforehand to ensure you dress accordingly.
As I’m in the creative industry, I enjoy using the smart casual dress code as a way of incorporating my own style. I think about it as creating a look that I would wear on the first day at a new job – this gives me the guidance I need to get the balance right between smart and casual. I find that usually the companies with this type of dress code are actually interested in seeing your personality shine through, so keep this in mind when preparing your outfit!
How would you describe your individual style? Use the comments section below to let me know! 🙂