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:
Uncomplicated, relaxed, stress-free dressing, that’s what we want from our weekend outfits, right? But we still want to look presentable, even when wearing something casual. Well, I do…
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…
rench: Hobbs / top: Mistral / trousers: Marks & Spencer (old) / shoes: Clarks (s/s2014) /
bag: DKNY / sunglasses: Miu Miu (old) /scarf: Shanghai Tang
trench: Hobbs / top: Mistral / jeans: Levi’s Bold Curve (old) / shoes: Clarks (s/s2014) /
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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Oooh…love that first bag! bisousSuzanne
Ha! Love your withholding of your private-wear. I understand that impulse. People would be shocked to see what I wear in the privacy of my home!
Well, I don't believe in sharing everything… A little bit of mystery is always good.
Tow great looks and loving your pretty scarves in both outfits.Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week. Have a great weekend!Alicewww.happinessatmidlife.com
Scarves are an easy way to change an outfit, or just add a little bit of colour. Of course, they keep you warm, too, especially this time of the year.
I agree about the most-casual part of our wardrobes – that's for family members only : >Two very nice looks, and I love your scarves.-Pattihttp://notdeadyetstyle.com
Thanks, Patti. I've always valued the idea of privacy, also in the sartorial sense.
Beautiful blue looks, love them both! I really love your bag in the first outfit and that blue coat would make me feel dressed up just wearing it with such a pretty blue hue!Carriecurlycraftymom.com
Thanks, Carrie. I prefer my coats in striking colours as I wear them a lot. A little bit of colour on a grey day can work wonders on your mood.
Love all the shades of blue. And gorgeous scarves especially the first one. That's a stunning print.
Thanks. I guess blue is my go-to colour, so easy to mix and match.