Slowly but surely, life in the UK is returning to some form of normality with schools, shops, restaurants and workplaces reopening all over the country. As we begin venturing back out into the world, everything is changing – including our wardrobes.
Over the last year, it has been our pleasure to kit out men all over the world with stylish, comfortable loungewear in which to feel good at home in. Never letting our fashion-forward customers down, our loungewear winners became the best work-from-homewear available but it’s finally time to get back into the classic men’s smart casual style.
Whether you’re in need of new men’s work shirts before you return to the office or have your eye on a pair of designer work shoes, find everything you need to return to work in style or nail a smart-casual look, with a little help from Standout.
Men’s work shirt
Starting at the top, there is nothing as essential to a man’s smart casual wardrobe than a designer work shirt. Easily styled with tailored trousers or smart jeans, a men’s work shirt is a working man’s wardrobe essential. Go for the classic white tailored shirt or choose a more original colourway to display your style preferences.
When it comes to finding a simple shirt that can be worn any day of the week, you can’t go wrong with the Tommy Jeans Original Stretch Slim Shirt. Made in partnership with the Better Cotton Initiative, this slim fit shirt for men is as comfortable as it is good for the environment. Also featuring an embroidered logo on the chest, long sleeves and a stylish spread collar, this men’s navy shirt is perfect for men working in a more formal office. Looking for more sustainable smart-casual wardrobe wins? Take a look at our dedicated sustainable menswear category for further inspiration.
For those who prefer a more relaxed, sporty look, a classic polo shirt is a great alternative to achieving the men’s smart casual look. At Standout, we have a wide range of men’s polo shirts but, for a true retro revival look, we recommend the Lacoste Logo Badge Slim Polo Shirt. Designed in a two tone block colour pattern with subtle yellow piping along the chest, this men’s work shirt features a branded badge and short sleeves.
Men’s designer trousers
With the shirt in place, the next step in building the perfect return to work wardrobe is finding comfortable trousers to match. A big step away from the loungewear joggers most of us have been living in, finding a pair of work trousers that have a little stretch is a necessity. Shop a wide range of styles and colourways available in our men’s trousers and chinos collection to find your perfect pair.
When it comes to smart-casual, staying away from block black colours is best. For trousers in particular, black colourways can often look too formal so we recommend going for a more relaxed navy alternative. At Standout, our Tommy Hilfiger Active Flex Summer Twill Trousers and Levi’s XX Slim Chinos are two of our favourite navy trousers for men. Both styled to have a slim fit that is both comfortable and stylish, the chino and twill trouser styles can be styled up with a smart shirt or down by rolling up the hems.
Designer work shoes
Add the finishing touches to your workwear style with a pair of men’s designer work shoes. An easy way to add a little flair to your outfit, men’s work shoes can range anywhere from clean sneakers to polished leather shoes. Find a style that suits your taste in the men’s shoes collection at Standout or take a look at our top picks below for a little inspiration.
For a comfortable, slip on style that doesn’t date, the Tommy Hilfiger Classic Suede Boat Shoes are the perfect choice. Made from a stylish suede material and featuring stitch and lace detailing, these navy boat shoes fit easily into the smart casual category and are suitable for jobs that require a lot of standing, thanks to their supportive rubber soles.
If your workplace requires something a little more formal, our collection of Jeffrey West designer work shoes has something to suit you. Expertly crafted from real leather, our favourites include the Jeffery West Escobar Leather Shoes in tan. Featuring a simple, yet sophisticated design that is made more unique with the brogued punch detailing, these men’s leather shoes are the ultimate choice in classy footwear for men.
Return to work with a new smart-casual wardrobe from Standout
Whether you work in an office, education, retail or any other sector, ensure you’re looking and feeling your best with our smart casual workwear edit from Standout. With everything from men’s designer work shoes to slimming work trousers for men available, as well as comfortable loungewear for those still working from home, you’ll find all your stylish workwear needs met at Standout. Shop our very latest designer menswear arrivals online.