When you're on the run, taking time out to change your outfit for an event or a meeting can be a task. Smart casuals are taking over in most offices, replacing formalwear as a dress code. While this comes as a respite, getting it right might be slightly tricky, especially when you're always on the go. A trendy jacket or a chic bag can help in these situations, taking you from casual to smart casual when you're on the move. Nailing the perfect smart casual outfit can seem daunting, so we decided to ask Anushka Mulchandani aka Pocket Stylist to dish out some tips and tricks that are sure to help you step out in style. anushka template 1

Not So Basic

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A lot of people think that a basic white tee is just that — basic. But next time you step out, try wearing that same basic tee with a pair of black high-waist trousers and a swipe of bold red lipstick. It could go from being your daily lounge top to a party essential in seconds. P.S. Get them from the Westside Sale.

Layer It up

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Layering is a great way to go from casual to smart casual. Take your regular tank top and layer it with a long-line vest. No one will know that's the same tank you regularly wear to the gym as well.

Let Your Shoes Do The Talking

Your shoes make a big difference. Wear a dress with flat sandals and they're super casual. Wear the same dress with a pair of strappy stilettos and suddenly it fits right in to your brunch wardrobe.   Image Courtesy: Shutterstock.com Like this article? Also read: Shop These 12 New & Now Pieces That Have Just Arrived

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