Ideally, dapper and casual do not mix. Dapper is usually used to refer to a gentleman wearing a suit and tie but the 21st century allows for some rules to be broken and it includes this rule. The idea of a dapper casual dress code is a relaxed yet smart look.
Here are four tips for the dapper casual dress code.
- Swap the formal button-up shirt and necktie for a t-shirt which could be plain preferably or with stripes, polka dots or graphics.
- Make sure the suit complements the t-shirt rather than draw attention away from it.
- Trade the leather dress shoes for a pair of statement sneakers. The dapper casual dress code allows for more comfortable footwear but that doesn’t include flip-flops.
- Throw on some jewelry! This always works all the time. Take a cue from how I have incorporated that into this look.
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