What is Casual Chic? Think James Bond On His Day Off. / by Joe Baz

Chances are this summer you will encounter at least one party invitation that calls for "casual chic". This set of words vexes most men, understandably so, it smacks of paradox,  like alcohol-free beer. So what does casual chic mean? The look is distinctly relaxed yet intentional rather than just something you threw on,  in essence,  suave. Like James Bond on his day off. Here are a few examples of summer casual chic.

Casual chic from Banana Republic

casual-chic-linen-shirt

The combination that put casual chic on the trend map, jeans and a blazer. The rope belt pairs very well with the linen shirt and cotton blazer. All by Gap.