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Give chinos a sophisticated spin

With many of us back in the office for at least part of the week and restrictions on socialising lifted, outfits increasingly need to do double duty and work for the 9-5, as well as for after-work drinks or dinner. Take your cue from Sam Gray and pair stone-coloured chinos with a deep-blue linen shirt. Keep the proportions slim, tuck the shirt into the chinos and add a belt and tonal loafers for a sharp look that will take you from spreadsheets to sundowner drinks in style.

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Indigo linen grandad-collar shirt
Stay cool in summer linen
Stone-coloured chino trousers
Three lengths for the perfect fit
Tan suede loafers
With black and navy options too
Polarised sunglasses
For that retro-inspired look

Lighten up with pastel colours

Ice-cream shades showed up on many of the men’s runways, with everything from dusty pink suits, baby blue co-ords and lilac separates appearing in London, Paris and Milan. The easiest way to embrace the trend is to add a pastel polo shirt to the go-to tops on regular rotation in your wardrobe. Be inspired by Matt Tapley and tuck a peach-coloured polo shirt into slim-fit chinos in a neutral shade, then add a black belt and trainers.

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Pale pink polo shirt
Made from 100% pure cotton
Grey slim-fit chino trousers
In a slim fit for a smart look
Leather stitch-detail belt
A stitch-detail leather belt adds class
Black trainers with white sole
These trainers are available in five colours

Mix smart trousers with casual staples

Making the leap from jersey co-ords to a formal suit might seem like a sartorial step too far. Instead, embrace the concept of the high-low mix and team tailored pieces with your off-duty essentials. Start with a pair of smart grey trousers and add a striped T-shirt and box-fresh white trainers, like Marks & Spencer Insider @marksandspencer_rob. Make the look work into autumn by chucking a minimalist water-resistant navy bomber jacket over the top.

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Blue-and-white striped T-shirt
Stripes are always in style
Grey slim-fit trousers
Refresh office and off-duty looks
Navy bomber jacket
With water-resistant Stormwear tech
White leather trainers
Your essential white trainers

Try monotoning

Wearing a single colour, also known as monotoning, is a foolproof way to make a simple outfit look more sophisticated. Take inspiration from William Wade and team a navy button-through polo shirt with navy slim-fit chinos. When it comes to footwear, either opt for trainers in a contrasting but neutral colour, or go all in and make it a completely head-to-toe look with a pair of navy trainers.

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Button-through navy polo shirt
We love this twist on the classic polo
Navy slim-fit chinos
These smart trousers come in five colourways
Navy slip-on pumps with white soles
Go head-to-toe with navy pumps
Black D-frame sunglasses
With UPF50+ sun protection

Words: Miranda Eason

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