Often when we get invited to an event the first question we ask is, what’s the dress code? From black tie to formal to smart casual and business attire, there are so many different dress codes it can be hard to get it right. Dressing smartly when wearing jeans strikes a great balance between smart and casual and can look really trendy when you get it right. Here’s 3 ways to dress smartly with jeans so you can nail the perfect smart casual dress code for your next big event.
Smart shirt and jeans combination
Wearing a smart shirt with jeans is the failsafe way to make sure you’ve covered all bases. Usually, a darker denim looks better with a dress shirt as lighter washes tend to lean towards looking much more casual. Don’t wear jeans with rips or any faded effects, as they won’t go with a dress shirt and tend to look a bit shabby.Remember to always wear relatively smart shoes to finish off the look too. Brogues or loafers are a great smart casual choice.
Jeans, t-shirt and blazer combination
The other most common way to dress up jeans for a smart casual event is to go for a t-shirt and blazer combination. Again, the same denim rules apply. Nothing too light or ripped. A smart looking t-shirt, nothing to brash or with a bold pattern or slogan paired with a blazer can look super stylish. Think Jude Law in the movie The Holiday for a bit of style inspiration. Slimmer jeans always look smarter than looser fits as a rule although too skinny can look a little boy band like, so make sure you get the fit right first. M and M Direct offer a variety of men’s jeans to choose from which are perfect for the occasion.
Jeans, shirt and V-neck Jumper
Perhaps the most casual of the smart-casual jeans looks, a shirt and V-neck jumper can look really fashionable. When it comes to creating this look, lighter denim can work so depending on the colour of the shirt and jumper you choose to wear you can go as light as you like. The shirt and jumper combination determines the shade of denim to go for. Generally darker shades like maroons and navy tend to look the best with darker washes and lighter shades with more pastel colours.