As I finish up this week’s wardrobe design project- lifestyle analysis, it occurs to me that my pie chart will make alot more sense in light of this “classic” post; therefore, I am re-running it first.
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- Active Casual,
- Rugged Casual (also called “outdoorsy”),
- Sporty Casual (sportswear which is not athletic, but street wear),
- Smart Casual (or “snappy”),
- Dressy Casual,
- and Business Casual
How does this correspond with my lifestyle segments? The first three are what I consider leisure, the second set of three fall into the casual category.
Leisure = The least formal. Includes all athletic-wear and shorts. Jeans are usually leisure, and always when worn with athletic shoes, message t-shirts, and sweatshirts (including polar fleece).
Casual = Nicer, but still fairly relaxed. Due to geographical variations, I prefer to not define this category too precisely. Lunch with your boss, your pastor, or your grandma requires casual clothing. Business casual fits here.
If my career depended on it, which it would if I aspired to a career, I would define casual more … definitively. But on the other hand, why would I need to? We could all just read the book.
In the meantime, let’s discuss:
- which category of casual might be under-represented in your wardrobe?
- which category do you wish people would get straight?
- does this inspire any style goals or improvements?
Living in the Great Northwest, I envision a snappy rugged casual (outdoor leisure) look to replace wearing grubbies for gardening and/ or active casual (athletic wear) for dog-walking.