Smart yet casual wear is the oft-overlooked member of the fashion editorial family. But odds are we all have days where we don’t have any occasion to don couture, when tailoring is too formal, sheers too daring, and rockstar hotpants too weather-inappropriate. And the truth is that the in-between often gets glossed over because there’s nothing interesting, nothing newsworthy, about jeans and a jumper.
But that doesn’t have to be the case. Fashion doesn’t have to be fantasy all the time, but it doesn’t have to be dull, either. In Spectrum by Alan Chan casual outfits, styled by Patrica Lagmay, are given an overhaul by way of colour, texture, and accessorising. Jeans too boring? Make them coloured. Forgo the black handbag and swap it for a colourful clutch. Trade a cotton tee for a lace one. Not every occasion is a red carpet one; and when it’s not, there’s plenty of ways to be casual yet chic.
Starring model Laurence @ Richard’s, you can view all of Alan Chan‘s shoot Spectrum for Fashionising.com by clicking on the thumbnails, or watch a behind-the-scenes video by hitting play above.