The wikipedia page for "smart casual" explains it quite aptly. It's an " ill-defined dress code that is generally a neat yet informal attire." Emphasis there on the "ill-defined".
This exact problem is one that I've had to face recently since starting a week of work experience at the news desk of my local newspaper. As soon as I received conformation of my place I was also hit with those two words that I dread most when it comes to getting dressed - smart casual. Why can't people be more specific?
Putting my fashionable good Samaritan hat on though, I thought I'd put together a few outfit ideas as my take on the smart casual dress code to help those of you that are (like me a week ago) stuck on how to tackle the look.
Cigarette trousers - £42 Topshop // Shirt - £30 Topshop //
Bag - Grafea $250 // Shoes - £16 Topshop // Nail varnish in Navy - £2.50 Barry M
Black culottes - £17.99 New Look // Ribbed vest - £6 Topshop//
Longline blazer - £45 // Shoes - £40 ASOS // Nail Varnish in Alpine Snow - OPI //
Ring - £6.50 Topshop
Midi skirt - £48 Topshop // Top - £26 Topshop // Shoes - £68 Topshop //
Bag - £22.99 New Look // Nail varnish in Glitzerland - OPI
No need to thank me,
Bethany Paige X