I prefer chinos to jeans
These days most jeans seem to be of the skinny variety, and I don’t think that’s for me. I prefer my clothes a bit less constricting and body-con. So, chinos it is.
It’s quite easy to put together a casual yet polished outfit around chinos. A plaid shirt instead of a t-shirt makes the look seem a bit more put-together and sophisticated, which is what I want for a more urban look. And then all I need is a pair of shoes. Flats, of course: loafers, brogues, ballerina flats… as long as it’s shoes not originally meant to be worn in the gym. And as you can see, my new pink bag is not just for work wear but can do casual, too…
A poncho is both casual and elegant
Besides, I don’t do hoodies, except (maybe) in the gym. But I understand the concept of a relaxed, light-weight cover-up to keep warm in the slightly cooler autumn weather.
Enter the wool poncho: whether you wear it it open or wrap it around you, it makes a statement in a way that a hoodie simply can’t.
What’s your idea of casual wear?
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