Smart Casual Dress Code Images

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Man Dressed in Smart Casual Attire for Work

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Clothing Options for a Smart Casual Dress Code Workplace

A smart casual dress code includes a variety of options for men and women. Smart casual dress is a step up from business casual, but not as dressy as formal work attire. Smart casual implies that employees have kicked their dressing up a notch from business casual in a smart and well-pulled-together look.

The smart casual look allows flexibility for personal taste in fashion and includes jackets, outfit-enhancing jewelry, dress pants, dress shirts, skirts, tailored sweaters, vests, ties, matching leather accessories, and leather pull on shoes and boots.

Smart casual dressing is often adopted by employees who want to look ready for their next promotion. Senior managers in a business casual environment may wear smart casual clothing.

Smart casual dress codes are followed in workplaces such as academia and workplaces that serve customers but don't need to create the impression of competence and reliability as lawyers and financial advisors need to do. Presenters at business conferences, where attendees attend casually dressed, often wear smart casual clothing.

Browse through these photos to appreciate the look of smart casual dress.

Find all of the sample dress codes and images in this collection.

This man's outfit is an excellent representation of smart casual dressing. With a textured jacket that looks great, his outfit is well coordinated and appropriate for the office. His personal style and confidence shine through enhancing his professionalism. This is a great example of smart casual dressing.

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Man Dressed in Smart Casual Attire for Work

Dressing in smart casual can include fashionable jeans when the other accessories are smart casual.
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This man's ensemble is a great representation of smart casual dressing. With his sports coat, tie, and dress shirt, he looks pulled together and professional, which is a key part of dressing smart casual. He can get away with wearing these attractive, well-kept jeans to project a smart casual professional image.

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Group of Men and Women Dressed in Smart Casual Attire

Smart business attire is a step down from formal work attire.
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In this example, the women are dressed slightly less formal than in a formal attire workplace. One wears a casual top with dress pants, another wears a sleeveless, though dressy dress and the third wears a jacket over her casual top. The men are also dressed less formally for a smart casual workplace. They wear light colored suits with casual neckties, casual belts, and collared shirts.

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Man Dressed in Smart Casual Attire for Work

Man is dressed in smart casual attire appropriate to his workplace.
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This man's semi-dressy sweater is another choice for men dressing smart casual at work. It's a great color, and when paired with well-fitting, dressy pants, it's a high quality and reliable look for a smart casual dress code work environment. 

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Men and Women Dressed in Smart Casual Attire for Work

Smart casual attire for work is one step up from business casual and one step down from formal attire.
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These men and women are dressed attractively and professionally, an excellent embodiment of the smart casual dress code look. These men and women wear suits and a shirt with a tie. All of the outfits are slightly less formal than you would find in a formal dress workplace.

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Woman Dressed in Smart Casual Attire for Work

Smart casual attire is worn by this woman in her dressy pants and scrunchy jacket.
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This woman displays another facet of smart casual dressing. With a silk camisole and scrunchy arm jacket, her clothing coordinates well and looks professional. She complements her jacket with nonmatching dress pants. She looks well-dressed and nicely put together for a smart casual workplace.

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Employees Dressed in Smart Casual Attire for Work

Smart casual attire at work is seen in many combinations.
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In this example, this woman's jacketed dress is a good representation of smart casual dressing. In addition, the two men present elements of smart casual dressing as well. One man wears a jacket without a tie and the second man is wearing a formal looking gray sweater. The three employees look well-dressed and professional, yet not outfitted too formally for a smart casual work environment.

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Man Dressed in Smart Casual Attire for Work

Smart casual business attire can include a mix of formal and casual elements
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The man in this image is dressed appropriately for a smart casual dress code. For men and women, smart casual dressing can often include textures such as tweed, corduroy, and suede. This man's sports coat coordinates nicely with a blue jean shirt and tie.

Another characteristic of smart casual dressing, in contrast with the formality of black and navy blue in a formal dress code environment, is the prevalence of colors such as gray and brown. This man's blue jean shirt paired with the sports coat and nice pants is a good example of smart casual attire.

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7 Employees Dressed in Smart Casual Attire for Work

Smart casual business attire crosses many opportunities in a smart casual workplace.
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For women, the smart casual dress code can include nice slacks and a jacket, or a jacket over a dress as seen in this example. The men in this photo are wearing components of formal workplace attire but they have dressed them down for a workplace with a smart casual environment. They are well-dressed and look pulled together, wearing clothes that are attractive and professional.

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Men and Women Dressed in Smart Casual Attire for Work

Smart casual attire for the office is well represented in this picture.
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These people are dressed professionally and appropriately for their office's smart casual dress code. Dresses, slacks, shirts with jackets and no ties are all appropriate for the smart casual look for men and women. Additionally, the women's distinctive jewelry is attractive and professional without being too formal.

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Group of Employees Dressed in Smart Casual Attire for Work

These people portray the smart casual dress code look.
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The men wear shirts with dress pants and the women wear a short jacket over a nice shirt, a jumper, and a smart blouse. Their outfits are good looking and pulled together, a complete look that may be a bit much for a business casual environment, but is precisely correct in a workplace that espouses a smart casual dress code. One man wears a tie and while not required in a smart casual workplace, as it is in a formal workplace, it is not out-of-place in a smart casual environment either.

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Business Team Dressed in Smart Casual Attire for Work

This smiling business team is dressed in smart casual business attire.
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This business team standing on the stairs is dressed in smart casual attire. The women wear attractive blouses with dress pants and one woman wears an informal jacket. The men are dressed in dress shirts and pants with leather accessories. The jewelry worn by the women is low key and enhances the attractiveness of their smart casual work attire.