How To Wear Casual Shirts For Men | Casual Street Style For Men.
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We all love wearing casual shirts, right? A casual shirt is comfortable, easy to maintain and if you wear it right, it can help you enhance your look without many efforts. Honestly, we're not a huge fan of wearing suits every day. We love to keep our dressing simple, comfortable and casual. And casual shirts are perfect for this.
A casual shirt is a perfect balance between too casual and too formal. It's formal than a tee and casual than a blazer or jacket. Plus you can wear it in many different ways. Such as you can pair it with chinos, jeans and trousers. You can tuck them in when needed or keep them untucked when you are going out with friends, or shopping etc.
We recommend having three casual shirts (One white, one navy & one black) in our Capsule Wardrobe guide. However, you can decide to pick any colour you like. The only thing you want to make sure is don't go for over busy prints and trendy designs.
THE FIT OF YOUR CASUAL SHIRT
And, one of the most important parts of a casual shirt is FIT. A fit of your shirt can make or break your look. We discuss more about the fit in our brand new guide How To Shop For Clothes. The important thing here is to remember that the casual shirts are supposed to be fit differently from the dress shirts.
There are mainly three different types of fit you get. 1. Slim Fit 2. Relaxed Fit 3. Skinny Fit. We recommend you stay far away from the skinny fit. Because it can highlight all the wrong parts of your upper body and that's not a good thing, right?
However, depending on your physique you can opt for either comfort fit or slim fit. If you are someone with a beer belly then a comfort fit is best for you. It will help you hide your belly and make possible make you look in slimmer than you are.
And if you have toned up physique then, of course, you can go for a slim fit. However, there are no hard rules here. It's more about what you feel most comfortable in.
THE FABRIC OF YOUR CASUAL SHIRT
The whole point of wearing a casual shirt is staying comfortable. So, the fabric of your shirt is equally important as the fit. You should go for a fabric that's light and breathable.
So, how do you know if the fabric is breathable? Just put the fabric of a shirt against your mouth and attempt to breathe through it. If you face resistance pushing air through the fabric then probably the fabric is not breathable.
Try this breathe test whenever you go shopping for your casual shirt next time. It will help you pick the right fabric every single time.
However, lightweight and breathable fabric do not mean transparent or see through fabric. So, stay away from the see-through fabric. As again that can highlight all the wrong parts of your torso.
There are many different types of shirt fabric you can pick from. If you are not aware of different types of shirt fabrics then check out our Infographic that covers almost all types fo shirt fabrics.
STICK TO BASICS
As we recommend in our capsule wardrobe guide, it's best to stick to basics. Basic style, and basic colours. We recommend having shirts in white, navy, black, blue. Of course, you can add a few self-print or stripes or checks shirts based on your liking.
But, still, we recommend having more solid shirts because solid shirts are versatile and you can wear them with almost anything.
CASUAL SHIRT STREET STYLE LOOKS
Now, that we've discussed the casual shirts, it's time to get some inspiration. By now you probably know that when we need style inspiration we run towards Instagram. And today's no different. To help you nail your casual shirt game, we've curated 7 amazing looks from this street style star's Instagram account.
Hope you'll enjoy. Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
I love this edgy look! I was so excited that her hair, even as short as it is now, was still able to be put into the fun and trendy dutch pigtail braids! Instead of braiding to the ends, I ended them in close together pigtails at the nape of her neck. After I finished braiding, I tugged on the outsides of the braid gently to loosen them and make them a little messy and fun! Since she doesn’t have enough hair to tie around the elastics, I made sure to use elastics that matched her hair so they blend in as much as possible. You could also cover them with clips or bows! A view from the back of her Dutch pigtail braids! A great braid for short hair is a micro accent braid! My biggest tip for braiding short hair would be to add in small slices of hair rather than big ones. I did a small (micro) braid along a slightly curved deep part for anther cute and edgy look! You could also do another one next to it if you wanted a little more to the look, but I really liked how simple this one was. You can see how the part curves a little better from this view of the back. I ended the braid close to the head with an elastic that matched her hair. For our fourth style, we did a 3/4 french braid! Super simple but also super cute! You could do any type braid! It would also look cute using a Dutch braid or a fishtail braid! I loved the side view of this braid! I will for sure be doing this one next time she goes to gymnastics or swimming, whichever comes first! Our last braid is two four dutch lace braids into two loops in the back. Start off by parting the hair down the middle. On each side of the part, do a dutch lace braid, adding hair in from only the section closest to the part as you braid. Tie the braids together in the back with a small elastic and before you pull the hair all the way through to make a ponytail, leave it in a cute little loop! If the hair is a little bit longer, you could do a tiny bun. Repeat this directly under the braid you just did so you have two rows and two loops.
We will have to be coming up with lots more short hair braids in the future, so be sure to give us a follow over at our newly redesigned blog Abella’s Braids to see more as we do them!
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love these ideas! My daughter recently cut about 8 inches off her hair and is loving her shorter hair, but I’ve mostly been at a loss of what to do with it! Thanks!
Abella has been begging me for at least a year, probably closer to two years, to cut her hair. I posted a photo on Instagram with a question in the caption. “Abella has been begging me to cut her hair short, do you think I should let her do it?” Almost everyone said “YES!” So thanks to all of the good advice from my followers, we did it…and we haven’t regretted it for a second! I think she looks so cute and it really fits her personality! It’s for sure a lot harder to come up with braids but it’s pushed me to step out of my comfort zone! We wanted to show you that even if you have short hair, there are lots of cute braids you can still do!
This first braid (above) is three ladder braids. Start out with a part deep to one side. On the side with less hair, start out by doing a waterfall braid along the part. Under that one, do another waterfall braid, but incorporate the waterfall pieces from the one above it as you braid. Under that one, do a french braid. Incorporate the waterfall pieces from the second braid as you go. We braided each one to the ends and used elastics that matched her hair to tie them off.