How To Wear It

No Brain Smart Casual

Stuck for what to wear on a smart casual day? Take some tips from the ever dapper Bill Nighy and keep it simple.

It's tempting to give up on days when the word 'smart casual' is thrown about. We don't blame anyone who does as it can be a bloody minefield.

Bill Nighy seems to take the view that every day's a smart casual day - and manages to look both smart and laid back in the process.

 

 

(Uniqlo, £20)

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

He achieves this by not giving up the fundamental rules of fit but not overdoing it in the slouch stakes. His blazer and shirt fit perfectly, with the shirt avoiding the muffin top effect that baggy shirts do when tucked in.

The straight jeans bring the outfit down to earth and it's finished off with dark brown loafers, which compliment, but not overpower the outfit. If you're going to try a similar outfit, you should have the blazer and work shirt already.

 

(Mr Porter, £625)

 

Instead focus on a suitable pair of straight jeans (My-wardrobe, £120) and loafers (Mr Porter, £340) for the ideal laid back look. It's probably best to not bother trying to pull off the peace sign when you're walking around though.