Confession: I don't dress up very often. Most days, I'm wearing casual or business casual outfits. I'm talking about jeans, chinos, casual button up shirts, boots, vests.
Combine these with dark wash jeans and a smart pair of shoes, and you get a simple, fitted casual outfit. Perfect for mild spring or fall days.
You can make any outfit more interesting by including one or two basic accessories. I'm partial to these Warby Parker sunglasses and this vintage leather strap watch that my father used to wear to work.
The great thing is, you can dress this look up a little bit by swapping the suede chukkas and canvas messenger bag for leather loafers and a leather satchel.
You could make this ensemble even dressier by switching out the jeans for some dark grey or brown wool trousers. This would be a great casual Friday getup.
Notice the yellow socks. I'm not one for wearing crazy loud socks, but it's fun to add a pop of color every now and then, especially when the rest of your outfit is relatively subdued.
Here, the yellow goes well with the green shirt and blue jeans, but you could choose whatever color or pattern you like.
What do you think about this outfit? Let me know in the comments!