East Dane created a visual guide on how to dress to impress while keeping it cool and casual on your next holiday party.
It’s party season once again, and soon you’ll find yourself being invited to a multitude of events with very specific dress codes. For informal gatherings, you don’t want to go too casual with just a shirt and a pair of jeans because how’s that any different from your usual garb? Showing up in a suit and dress shoes would definitely make you stand out in a crowd – and not in a good way. The trick is to find the right balance between laid-back and semi-formal to come up with the perfect party ensemble that’s stylish and appropriate but also comfortable.
East Dane came up with three effortlessly cool and stylish looks to suit any man’s fancy. Take a peek at the online retailer’s suggested holiday dress code, and shop for the featured items from East Dane:
Can’t seem to let go of your favorite black leather jacket? Elevate your edgy look, and style it with slim fit jeans and a scarf. You’ll look polished while still maintaining your edge and keeping yourself comfortable.
BLK DNM Leather Jacket 5, $995
This leather motorcycle jacket was crafted from 100% lambskin and has a classic silhouette. It features a slant zip, button-over lapels, a worn metal zip, an additional flap pocket on the front, a belted waist, two interior pockets, and padded elbow inserts.
These jeans feature selvedge denim, dark dye, five-pocket styling, a four-button fly, and 100% cotton.
Who says you can’t jazz up your socks? These “Step It Up” crew-length socks from Etiquette have ribbed cuffs and a two-tone zigzag pattern.
Cap off your look with high-top sneakers from Converse, which feature soft leather, rubber toe caps, ankle patches, nickel eyelets, rubber soles, and high-shine foxing.
The easiest way to class up an outfit is to wear a tailored jacket over your favorite shirt or sweater. Whether you’re hosting your own or attending someone else’s party, a nice jacket is your best friend. It exudes sophistication and instantly elevates your laid-back ensemble.
This coat features crisp wool felt and has leather under the collar and pocket flaps. It has a peak lapel, four front pockets, a single rear vent, and natural horn buttons.
Apolis Chore Jacket, $315
This mid-weight jacket was crafted from twill fabric and has a utilitarian feel. It has concealed front buttons, four front pockets, an interior pocket, adjustable cuffs, and a rounded lay-down collar.
This sweater was made from 100% wool and fine knit. It features a crew neckline, ribbed edges, and contrast felt patches on the long sleeves.
These pants feature crisp linen weave fabric, tonal piping trims on the sides, inset elastic on the waist and cuffs, slant hip pockets, welt rear pockets, a button closure, a zip fly, and a cropped length.
Give your ensemble a more relaxed vibe with a pair of sneakers. These monochrome leather sneakers feature calfskin, tonal rubber soles, a padded top line, and foil branding on the contrast tongues and heels.
If you need to meet your significant other’s parents, or you’ve been invited to an informal gathering with colleagues, smart casual is your safest bet. You need to look mature and polished without appearing like you’re trying to hard to impress important people. Stylish comfort is still key, but stick to classic pieces that fit well and exude simple sophistication.
Theory Whyte Reish Top Coat, $1,295
This coat was crafted from brushed cashmere suiting fabric and has a deep camel color. It features a slim notched lapel, a three-button placket, flap front pockets, and a vented rear hem.
This turtleneck sweater comes in a concrete heather color, and it features long sleeves, ribbed edges, and brushed cashmere knit fabric.
These jeans come in a vintage wash, and they feature a lower rise, a four-button fly, stretch denim, and a slim fit.
This belt features smooth leather, a brass buckle, brass hardware, and an embossed branding on the end.
This watch has a curved dial and numeric marks on the fives. It features a domed acrylic crystal, a polished gold-tone case, a single-crown design, and an Italian leather band.
These navy socks have ribbed cuffs, a crew length, and a modern paisley pattern.
Finish off your look with oxford shoes, which feature smooth leather, a cap-toe design, a slightly squared profile, a leather sock liner, a Goodyear welt construction, rubber soles, stacked rubber heels, and calfskin.
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