I know, I know, I know. Not everyone has the time (or money!) to constantly refresh their wardrobe. Well you’re in luck. Because the smart casual style is relatively conservative, it’s less influenced by short-lived fashion trends. I’m going to show you how to solidify your wardrobe with a few selected items that every man should own. Let’s focus on some classic essentials that form the building blocks of your personal style. Fret not, Rosie has rounded-up the essentials that you can mix and match to maximize the potential of your wardrobe staples.

  1. Denim jeans

The backbone of the hipster outfit since the 1950s, great fitting jeans are essential.  always prefer a man in a quality pair of jeans in straight-leg styles and a dark wash.

Check my round-up of the best jeans brands for men to discover more options.

LUCKY BRAND

Dark Navy Denim Jeans

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Levi’s

501 Original Straight Jeans

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  1. Chinos

Chinos are not my top choice, but you boys really do seem to like them. So if you might as well do it correctly. Invest in the right cut in classic colors such as khaki, navy and beige which are easy to match. Comfortable and stylish, chinos also can help you achieve a smart casual look. Chinos are perfect for occasions with ambiguous dress codes, especially the smart casual and casual-casual styles.

POLO RALPH LAUREN

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Slim-Fit Stretch-Cotton Twill Chinostion

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IZOD

IZOD Men's Saltwater Flat Front Slim Fit Chino Pant, pale khaki, 30W X 30L : Buy Online at Best Price in KSA - Souq is now Amazon.sa: Fashion

American Chino Flat Front Straight-Fit Pant

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  1. Shirts

A few well-fitted long-sleeve shirts are absolutely essential to your wardrobe. Building up your shirt collection with easy-to-match colors. A white classic shirt is a must. Make sure that the collar looks good when left open to the third button but also when fully buttoned up.

HUGO BOSS

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White Jenno Slim-Fit Cotton Shirt

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Van Heusen

$45 Van Heusen Men's Poplin Fitted Solid Point Collar Dress Shirt Gray Size XL | eBay

Poplin Solid Point Collar Dress Shirt

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  1. Blazers

A blazer is arguably what will set your smart casual look apart from any other casual wear. Start with a classic navy unstructured blazer that will be easy to match with any other items in your wardrobe.

A blazer is a timeless piece that should remain with you for years so it’s worth investing in quality materials and design.

POLO RALPH LAUREN

Navy Slim-Fit Unstructured Woven Blazer

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Tommy Hilfiger

$295 Tommy Hilfiger Men's Navy Modern Fit Solid Navy Blazer Wool Blend 44L yja06 | eBay

Men’s Modern Navy Wool Blazer

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  1. Shoes

The shoes that you wear when dressing up smart casual will have a big impact to finish up your look. A pair of high-end sneakers can dress you down while a pair of classic Oxford leather shoes will dress you up.

AMBERJACK

Honey Tan - The Original | World's Most Advanced Dress Shoe

The Original

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TOM FORD

TOM FORD Men's Warwick Burnished Leather Low-Top Sneakers - Bergdorf Goodman

Burnished-Leather Sneakers

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  1. Accessories and accents

Accessories are perfect to add a touch of personality to your outfit and enhance your overall look. You can stay consistent with accessories that support your look or go in the opposite direction to create your own unique style.

Here are a few suggestions of accessories that you can keep for years to elevate your smart casual look.

NORDGREEN

The Philosopher | A 2021 Award-Winning Watch by Nordgreen

 

The Philosopher

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J.CREW

Trafalgar Center Stitch Italian Leather Dress Belt (Men) - Walmart.com

Dark-Brown Glossed-Leather Belt

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