There is no dress code that confuses me more than 'smart casual'. Every time I see those two words on an invite, I have a little heart attack and stress for the next month about what 'smart casual' really means. The more 'smart casual' events that I go to, the more confused I get and as a result, I retreat into the one outfit that I know I could wear to any event - enter the above.
You can not go wrong with a pair of awesome pants, heels and a jumper when you're dressing smart casual this winter. This outfit, worn by fashion blogger Zanita Whittington, is perfect.
This OnceWas top, rolled at the sleeves, is the casual element of the outfit. It will keep you warm in the cold weather, while slightly dressing down the heels and pants that you wear it with. The same goes if you are wearing a dress - just throw a jumper like this one over the top!
If you are looking for a pair of pants that are a little different, reach for these. They're silk pants by OnceWas, with a special snakeskin-look panel on the sides. They are so soft and don't hug to your thighs.
These Zoe Kratzmann heels are the perfect winter shoes, though if your toes really feel the cold, you might want to check out our boots instead. The wedge is not too high that you'll feel like toppling over but high enough that it will lengthen your legs.
Of course you can't go anywhere without your Lacambra shoulder bag. The colour of these is just fabulous!