• A light grey suit works great for a casual occasion, plus the “no tie” and the sock-less shoes compliment the relaxed look

  • Lose the tie to achieve a much casual yet smart look

  • If you’re going for the “No tie” look, have some accessories stand out and compensate for the tie. A colourful pocket square, a nice watch or some shiny shoes

  • A skinny tie isn’t the most formal looking, so stick to it as a casual accessory for your suit. This type of tie looks great when you’re trying to achieve a more relaxed look

  • Go for a smart casual look by pairing your double breasted jacket with different coloured or patterned trousers

  • Contrasting the three piece suit waistcoat’s colour and pattern with the jacket is a great way of making the outfit more casual

  • Fedora or Panama hats often add a level of casual, so it looks better to pair them with casual colours in the outfit

Example of a smart-casual look: Patterned blazer, different coloured trousers, light coloured shirt and no tie