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How to Wear Suit Pants Casually

By Sara . Updated: August 3, 2020
How to Wear Suit Pants Casually

In their teens or early 20s, men keep their pant suit for formal occasions like weddings. In late 20s and beyond, usually pant suit are restricted to the offices and board rooms. But not anymore. With the evolution of fashion, men are pushing their boundaries and now suit pants are being accepted as casual and semi-formal attire too. With a little twerk and some attention to details, suit pants can be worn anywhere looking cool, confident and stylish. In this oneHOWTO article we will tell you how to wear suit pants casually.

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  1. Choose the correct fabric
  2. Underneath the blazer
  3. A proper fit
  4. Ditch the tie
  5. Footwear
  6. Add some accessories
  7. Suit pants for women

Choose the correct fabric

When you go shopping for suit pants, always keep in mind the occasion for which you are buying them. If you want to use them for a casual look then cotton or linen suits is your best option. These fabrics are more wrinkle prone than other fabrics and hence suits made from them can easily fit into your casual look.

Another trick to look casual in pant suits is to combine it with a blazer made from a different fabric or color. If you're looking for something edgy, why not try the velvet blazer?

How to Wear Suit Pants Casually - Choose the correct fabric

Underneath the blazer

What you wear underneath the suit or blazer decides whether you are going for a formal look or casual look. Shirts go best for a semi-formal look. To go for the casual look, its best to stick with sweat shirt, henley, crewneck tee or a polo t-shirt.

How to Wear Suit Pants Casually - Underneath the blazer
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A proper fit

Ill fitting and baggy blazer/jacket can be disastrous for your formal look. They can also wreck havoc on your casual look. So, if you want to look casual yet sophisticated then always go for a perfect fit. If you have an old pant suit which you want to wear casually then make sure that it fits perfectly before stepping out in it. If not, then have it altered by your tailor or else just ditch it.

a bit of a baggy behind can also give you the casual feel to the suit, but make sure it looks appealing.

How to Wear Suit Pants Casually - A proper fit

Ditch the tie

When we picture a sauve business man in suit pants, the tie forms an integral part of the picture. But if you want to tone down the look and tip it more towards casual wear then one of the best way is to ditch that extremely formal tie. Go tieless and your look will immediately transform into the semi-casual.

If you want to experiment a bit with the tieless look then throw in a scarf with your pant and blazer.

How to Wear Suit Pants Casually - Ditch the tie
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The list can’t be complete without the perfect footwear to go with your casual suit pant look. Canvas sneakers are safest option for pairing with the pant suit. If you want to experiment then try suede shoes, desert boot, loafer, brogue, derby or oxford.

How to Wear Suit Pants Casually - Footwear

Add some accessories

Adding some male jewelry to you suit pant will take it a notch closer to the casual look. Cufflinks, bracelets, a simple but sophisticated leather watch can set your mood for the day. Always make sure that you are not wearing more than two jewelry pieces in one hand and also coordinate them according to the occasion.

Suit pants for women

Who said that women can't wear suit pants casually too? A long-sleeved striped t-shirt for a marine look or combined with a crop top or bralette will be the height of informality and fashion right now. You can also throw on a faux-leather jacket instead of the blazer too.

Women can even get men's suit pants and wear them over-sized with a nice belt around the waist!

How to Wear Suit Pants Casually - Suit pants for women

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