What does “smart casual” mean? I just received an invitation specifying “smart casual” attire.

What does "smart casual" mean?Smart casual refers to a business casual dress code. Ask yourself what you would wear to work on a casual Friday. You want to look more smart than casual, more of a stylish casual that looks neat but is informal. A skirt with shirt style blouse, pants or dark jeans (not too tight) with a blouse and blazer or simple style dress with a cardigan sweater would be “smart casual”. Your clothing should fit you perfectly and should not be not too revealing. Style your outfit with accessories to give it an extra punch and elevate your look. You can do this with jewelry, shoes, color or bag.  Avoid large bags. A clutch bag or medium size bag will work. It is definitely smarter to be under-dressed than over-dressed otherwise you look ridiculous in today’s world.




What does "smart casual" mean? What does "smart casual" mean? What does "smart casual" mean?

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