Smart Casual:Something you wear to work if you work in a field with a fairly relaxed dress code. It's formal enough to make you look like you mean business, but relaxed enough that you don't look like you're trying too hard. What you need is just the right mix of authority and approachable. Something like this:
When it comes to casual, there's casual-staying-at-home and then there's casual presentable. You will never see the first one on this blog. This is in your own, and my, best interest: I think the secret to any good relationship is that some things should remain a mystery (i.e. what I wear when I'm just lounging in front of the telly at home...)
So, weekend casual is not quite the same as smart casual
Or it's the more casual end of smart casual... something you can wear when running errands, going shopping, maybe to a relaxed lunch with friends. But you wouldn't necessarily wear it to work (depends on where you work, of course) whereas smart casual would be perfectly fine in an office or a classroom. I could wear this outfit to work, but I work in a rather casual setting, in a country that has an extremely casual dress code.
BTW, these two looks were also shot in two different countries: Finland (smart casual) and the U.K. (weekend casual). So, I suppose this post might also provide an answer to the question whether my style changes when I commute between countries. Well, see for yourself...
bag: DKNY / sunglasses: Miu Miu (old) /scarf: Shanghai Tang
bag: Gloria Ortiz for El corte Ingles (old) / sunglasses: Chanel (old) / scarf: Global Accessories (old)
Does your weekend look differ from your work look?
PS: Have you seen the new Dilettante Artist post yet?
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