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Finding the right balance to serve you through an average week at work can depend on industry, job & lifestyle. But let’s park suits for the minute and find out what it takes to gain that corporate casual trend, that will see you transition seemlessly from the office to the weekend. This article will enlighten your choices and advise you how to dress up the essentials to earn the respect you deserve day-to-day. By using these key tips you will find selecting working apparel for versatility will allow you to achieve maximum utility from your wardrobe. Let people measure you by appearance as well as results.

Sometimes dressing for work isn’t down to how formal you are – if you dress well, it’s all the attention you need to be taken seriously. Starting with slim-fit black jeans, pair with a simple t-shirt. The tee in this outfit from J.Lindeberg adds a little texture to the look. Topped with a denim shirt is a perfect way to dress down your office attire. Step into some tan suede trainers from Lacoste to complete the look.

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Featured in this image: Paul Smith Jeans Light Blue Tailored Fit Denim Shirt, J.Lindeberg Grand Seam Textured Navy Long Sleeved Henley T-Shirt, Lacoste Footwear Zimri Tan Suede Trainers, Nudie Jeans Grim Tim Black Ring Organic Worn Jeans

How many times do we need to tell you how versatile a Bomber jacket is? Not to mention bang on trend, this one from Paul Smith exudes fashion sense. Piece it with a simple white shirt to give you a smart edge. The most important thing you should know about dressing smart and wearing jeans is to keep the denim dark. Add a pair of Android Homme trainers and you’ll complete the sports-luxe look that we will be seeing a lot more of in this coming season.

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Featured in this image: Paul Smith Jeans Grey & Black Wool/Lambskin Bomber Jacket, Boss Henri White Slim Fit ShirtAndroid Homme Propulsion Lo Grey Suede Weave Trainers, G-Star Raw 3301 Super Slim 3D Raw Indigo Avio Stretch Denim

Featured here we have a cotton shirt from G-star layered with the ultimate biker jacket from Belstaff – if it’s good enough for Mr. Beckham, who wouldn’t consider this appropriate as part of the business casual trend. A clean pair of dark blue jeans paired with some Adidas kicks will ensure you walk out to enjoy time off the clock in style.

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Featured in this image: G-Star Raw Osva Melange Weave Industrial Grey ShirtBelstaff K Racer Black Blouson Jacket, Adidas Originals Busenitz Skateboarding Black & Sky Blue Trainers, G-Star Raw Arc 3D Selket Stretch Denim Slim Fit Jeans

Here we have the Boardroom edit. There are key pieces on top of a polo that will smarten up your look instantly for those days when you need to look a little sharper. Whether the occasion be a meeting, interview or you just feel like it. A 3 button blazer has featured over the years as a casual jacket seen amongst the mod males of the fashion world. Today it is the perfect way to dress smart-casual, featured here is a subtle polker-dot design from Edwin, which adds a texture to the overall outfit. Piece together with a clean white polo and blue trousers to add that extra pop of colour. We have seen a blue trend throughout this season that this attire will match. Why not smarten your feet with the ultimate pair of loafers from Paul Smith Shoes, shiny brown leather that shows you mean business.

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Featured in this image: The Dapper Stag White Pique Polo Shirt, Edwin Indigo Polka Weave Simple Post Blazer, Edwin 55 Work Blue Garment Dyed Chino Jeans, PS Paul Smith Casey Dark Brown Leather Penny Loafers.

Not being in an industry which gives you the flexibility to express your style isn’t any loss. A corporate environment still allows you to stand out with no need to feel overdressed. Suits have the ability to make men feel smartly satisfied which will all contribute to your confidence. There is plenty to shop if you are in need of a little more formality in brands such as Paul Smith, Boss, Hackett and Ralph Lauren.