The Twenty SS20 Issue

How Men Can Inject High-Fashion Into Their Casual Wardrobe

By Jo Phillips

Do you find that when it comes to your professional work wardrobe, you have no problem at all putting together outfits that scream high-fashion, trendy, professional, and stylish? Do you always manage to hit that perfect note balancing impeccable style with the expectations of a work-appropriate wardrobe? While it’s great to really excel in styling yourself for the office and display an air of confidence, that can’t always be said for your casual wardrobe – your weekend wear.

For many guys out there, weekend wear amounts to sweats and hoodies, simply because they figure that’s what casual is. The fact is that you can look just as stylish and trendy outside the office thanks to the fashion freedom that weekend wear offers. So, let’s take a look at how you can inject some high-fashion elements into your casual wardrobe, thereby elevating it to a whole new level.

Invest in That Perfectly Fitting Moto Jacket

Here’s a trend that never seems to fully go out of style, rather, it has moments where it’s really big, and then moments where it’s a bit more low-key. A fabulously fitting moto jacket can help to add structure and style to any outfit you throw on during the weekends. Even if you did end up reaching for the staple hoodie and sweatpants, you throw on a moto jacket over it and suddenly you’ve got edge and style.

The important part when shopping for a moto jacket is the fit. Ideally, it should be relatively form-fitting, but not so tight that you can’t move around and layer pieces beneath it. You just don’t want it loose. It is meant to give structure and shape to your body, so if it’s too loose it can’t achieve these goals.

You will also want to stick with a neutral color so it can be paired with anything. This means black, tan, dark grey, or brown.

Not Just Any Sneakers – Designer Sneakers

Your footwear is another way you can add high-fashion to basically anything you wear outside the office. Designer shoes aren’t just for nights out on the town or your work shoes, you can also start to build your collection of designer sneakers.

Givenchy sneakers can be that great starting point in building your collection. Givenchy is, of course, a classic and highly-regarded design house in the fashion industry, tracing its roots back to 1952 when it first opened. It’s known for timeless designs as well as fashion-forward pieces that can really act as the focal point of your outfit.

As for its collection of designer sneakers, a visit to the SSENSE website will provide you with an incredible variety of options. SSENSE is all about giving consumers variety, which is apparent with their extensive list of Givenchy sneakers, making sure that customers can find the item that speaks to their personal style.

Protect Your Eyes with Designer Shades

Now here’s an example where you can kill two birds with one stone, as the saying goes. Why not protect your eyes from the harmful UV rays while making a fashion statement? Designer shades are a wonderful accessory that will work with all your casual and weekend wear. You’ll also have a lot of options here that can suit your needs and style.

For example, if you tend to be a relatively active and sporty type of fella, then the wraparound sports sunglasses may be an excellent option. These provide maximum protection and tend to stay firmly in place. For those who like more of a classic frame, the D-Frame options that were made so popular by designers such as Oakley and Ray-Ban are great options. These are versatile in that they work with everything and everything. Then there are the ultra-trendy aviator-style glasses. For these, think of Tom Cruise’s character “Maverick” in the 1986 blockbuster film Top Gun.

Any of these will inject high-end fashion and style in your outfit. Just be sure you are looking for designer shades that offer full UV protection.

You Can’t Pass Up the Denim

Then there is the ultimate weekend-wear staple, which again gives you a chance to look fashionable yet casual all at the same time. Denim is perhaps the most important item in your wardrobe, as it’s incredibly versatile. Denim really allows you to dress things up or down, depending on the occasion or activity.

Just a couple of tips to keep in mind when you shop for denim, ensure they fit perfectly, which may require tailoring, and keep in mind that the darker the wash, the more dressy they will look.

Look and Feel Stylish at All Times

With these tips, you’ll be able to take that same stylish and confident vibe you have in the office and seamlessly translate it into your weekend casual wear.