Smart casual is a dress code that is neat yet casual. Oxford defines it as "neat, conventional, yet relatively informal in style, especially as worn to conform to a particular dress code". "Business casual" is another similar term. It suggests some formality, not really casual in fact.
Different localities, kinds of events, contexts, or cultures have varying interpretations of the dress code. If one works in California the clothes worn in Manhattan might seem out of place. If one works in a university, the clothes worn in banks might seem formal. And certainly there are big differences between the clothes worn in different countries.
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- Antonio (31 October 2012). "Casual Dress for Young Men: What to Wear & How to Wear It".
- Martin, Gary. "Smart casual". Phrasefinder. Retrieved 29 May 2013.
- "Definition of smart casual in Oxford Dictionaries". Oxford University Press. 2013. Retrieved 30 May 2013.