Fortunately, the rules of formal dressing are getting slightly blurry at the edges, making it acceptable to wear a pair of jeans to work every now and then. A dark wash, straight-cut pair works well at replacing formal trousers, and you can dress it up with a waistcoat or simply a blazer to ensure that it is work appropriate.
It may sound a bit cliché, but there’s no denying that it is one that works. If you’ve been staying away from the white shirt and blue jeans combination, we recommend giving into the hype. Wear your shirt un-tucked, with the sleeves rolled-up and you have a casual look that you can dress up with a bomber jacket. For a formal take – tuck in your shirt, add a checked blazer and formal lace-ups or brogues to complete the look. Trust us, once you try it, the combinations you can create are endless.
The simplest way to pull off a denim-on-denim look is to pair your dark blue jeans with a light wash denim jacket and a simple T-shirt. It adds variation in terms of colour and instantly perks up an otherwise basic jeans and T-shirt outfit. Another way to maximise on the trend is to wear your blue jeans with a structured denim shirt and tan accessories.
Summer style is all about picking a few key pieces to create a look that doesn’t compromise on impact. A Cuban collar shirt is trending this season. Pick one with half sleeves and in a breezy fabric to ensure maximum comfort. If you want to add an accessory or two, a traditional fedora and textured belt are all you need.
For when the weather gets nippy, a sweater with an interesting knit and jeans are all you need to have on hand to create an impressive look. The knit stops the outfit from looking one dimensional, and when you choose a sweater in a rich colour, it looks incredibly sophisticated. All semi-formal and casual shoes pair well with this ensemble, so don’t be afraid to experiment!