When we talk about “smart casual” I think of more or less “stylish casual”. Don’t know why, but my favorite stylish casual icon was not one of the high-profile celebs like the current Kim Kardashian… it was Daphne from Scooby-Doo! Smart casual means casual clothes that are a bit more fancy, neat and fashionable – and Daphne was always the role model for that for me!
This style balances professionalism, elegance, and fashion. Your bottoms need to be comfortable, but smart looking. You need to pull through a professional, but casual look. So a skirt should be above all comfortable, and in non-controversial colors. It should be more business appropriate (knee-covering). Unlike in business casual, smart casual can, however, rock a pair of dark wash jeans. And indeed, some more vivid colors are acceptable: dark greens, navy blues etc.
Pair the bottom with the appropriate top. If your bottom is dressier, the top can be more casual (but stay away from T-shirts!). If your bottom is more casual, dress up the outfit with a sleeker top, like a buttoned-down shirt, a dressy blouse or a comfortable blazer. And the top can stabilize the outfit with colors – if you wear a pair of dark jeans, toss a lighter gray suit jacket on top of a white shirt, for instance! Don’t use sneakers, if you must, pick wholesale women boots.
A great article of clothing you might choose is a blazer. It is more professional, but a softer top like a ruffled shirt can make it more casual. If you want to look even more dashing, consider having your top fitted. Tailored clothes make your outfit look a bit more put together, while your other clothes will provide the “casual” aspect.
Finally, choose appropriate shoes. They should be dressy – but comfortable. I’d stay away from high heels, instead choosing a nice pair of pumps. Don’t expose your toes or sides of sole. On the plus side, if they will go with the rest of the outfit, these shoes can certainly be colored and patterned. If you want to, choose wholesale women boots.