I’ve written about it before but it’s definitely worth repeating… I’m not your run of the mill dapper men’s blogger. You won’t catch me running around town in a shirt and tie or sporting a three-piece suit on any average Friday night. No, my style is a little more casual and a little more laidback but that doesn’t mean it’s any less stylish. I just like to be comfortable and don’t take my style too seriously. And, ever since I’ve started working at a more casual office, there is even less of a reason to formalize my daily looks. However, that’s only opened up the possibility for me to try mixing some of the more business-centric pieces in my wardrobe into my casual rotation.
This outfit is a perfect example of what I’m talking about. I took what would be generally considered to be a business pair of slacks and paired them with a relaxed v-neck tee to create the perfect combination of pulled together and casual comfort. This way I’m able to wear nicer pieces, like these linen suit trousers but in a way that’s more my style. Plus, this lightweight, breathable linen tee is a great way to dress down a pair of trousers.
This is a great way to think about your own closet. Don’t compartmentalize your pieces into categories like wear to work, weekends, travel, etc. Mix it up and get creative. I totally get that not everyone has the freedom to wear a t shirt to work but who says you can’t wear a pair of trousers with slip on sneakers on the weekend out to lunch? I don’t like boxes and I don’t like rules, especially when it comes to getting dressed so take a risk and have some fine. Remember, personal style should reflect you so try and inject a little bit of your personality into every outfit.
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