Looking for an outfit that caters for a more casual occasion? We believe it starts at the top, so here are 3 ways to style our favourite casual shirts and what to wear them with.
1. The Everyday Look
Long sleeve check shirts are an easy styling choice, especially for casual occasions, as they give you heaps of options.
The casual “shirt over t-shirt” combination deserves the first shout-out. We love a long sleeve shirt with a heavy flannel check for the winter - ideal for keeping you warm but not compromising on style - or a white t-shirt and lighter cotton overshirt for the warmer months. You can wear it buttoned up or down to suit your mood. The best part about the t-shirt and shirt combination is that it goes with almost everything. From chinos to joggers, it is truly a versatile staple. Try a cool-toned check print, worn open, over a relaxed jogger pant for those really relaxed days.
If you don’t want to double layer, go for a smaller Gingham-style check like the linen Bobby shirt. Roll up the sleeves and pair with linen shorts and your favourite sneakers and you’ll be ready for whatever adventure comes your way! If you’re heading off on a hot holiday, this is the perfect casual outfit to soak in those vacation vibes.
2. The After-Work Look
When the clock strikes 5 and you need to unwind, your outfit should be the last thing on your mind. Whether you start the day in a suit or your office has a more casual dress code, these simple tips will mean you don’t need to pack a full wardrobe change for those after-work hangs.
With a classic white shirt like the Dillon, you can untuck and undo the top button for an easy after-work vibe. Wear over chinos or fitted jeans and this simple look will take you from day to night.
If you want to get a step further from the office, go for a block colour business casual button-up for the day and slip a t-shirt underneath. When you log off for the day, simply unbutton your shirt, roll up your sleeves, and you’re all set for the evening ahead. The Frank Poplin shirt looks great with a contrasting t-shirt, the perfect allrounder to see you through your meetings and save you the fuss of heading home to change.
3. The Smart-Casual Look
The term smart-casual is used regularly but remains ambiguous, with different people interpreting it in different way. If you’re struggling to meet the smart-casual dress code, or even work out what it means, the classic linen shirt will see you right. Easily smartened up by fastening all the buttons to the top, or toned down with rolled-up sleeves and an open collar, you will never be caught out by a smart-casual dress code again.
One of the best things about linen shirts is that they look good with everything, and we really do mean that. For the most versatile of looks, we recommend classic chino pants or chino shorts, but you can just as easily pair with swimmers for a beachy vibe or tailored trousers when you need to dress up.
Linen makes for the ultimate smart-casual shirt and a true wardrobe staple to dress up or down. When you’re in need of a versatile option to take you from dawn to dusk, a good linen shirt is man’s real best friend.Shirts are one of the most versatile items in a wardrobe, and knowing how to wear them casually will keep you on trend all year round. To find your perfect casual shirt, shop our men’s range online.