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Australia 's national dictionary , Macquarie Dictionary , defines smart casual as "well-dressed in a casual style". Personal judgment is required to interpret the ill-defined term smart casual based on its context, theme, people, location, weather and spirit.
Italian fashion house Brioni explains smart casual is not an issue of inventory or classification but rather knowledge and good taste to understand the environment; demonstrating that smart casual during summer in Sardinia is different to smart casual during winter in Toronto. Global men's fashion magazine Topman emphasizes the flexibility of smart casual. Topman explains casual and formal clothing pieces are mixed and matched, and illustrates a smart casual outfit can include a mixture of jeans , blazers , sport coats , sweaters , necktie , a pair of Brogue shoes , dress shirts or a pair of Converse shoes.
Norwegian and American cruise line brand Royal Caribbean International clarifies smart casual for main dining on-board its fleet. Dress , casual dresses, or pantsuits are acceptable for women. Global women's magazine Cosmopolitan in South Africa interprets smart casual as the way most South African women dress for work.
Australian state newspaper The Sunday Mail in Brisbane defines a man's smart casual in a workplace and event context as a "look sharp without being too formal; it's professional but also relaxed.
Piping on a jacket to give it the "preppy look" to downgrade formality is illustrated as a polished look. Detailing, such as a striped canvas belt and white shoes with a pair of casual trousers and a check shirt , is emphasized for a smart casual look. It is suggested men have: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation 's Steven and Chris explain smart casual is an "easy and comfortable way to dress. For men's attire, a pair of khakis or casual pants with a collared or polo shirt and a blazer is illustrated.
For women's attire, the stylists note the diversity of clothing options and recommend: British national newspaper The Guardian attempts clarifying smart casual from a recruitment perspective by questioning various recruitment consultants. Global men's fashion magazine GQ in the United Kingdom attempts defining smart casual for a job interview. Carrying a necktie is advisable; the author comments, "it is far more embarrassing to be under-dressed than over".
Pakistani fashion magazine Fashion Central defines a woman's smart casual look from an employment perspective.
Fashion Central outlines smart casual with clothes unstained and wrinkle-free with non-loud and non-bright colors that reflect the woman's age. Too fancy or too casual dresses are inadvisable as well as the use of extreme make-up , such as using dark, glossy or chalky shades, or applying too much eye shadow.
Fashion Central reports black or brown heels are preferred by women and advise to correctly select appropriate shoes for a workplace's environment. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. But times are changing. Apple Watch Series 4 review.
We've picked out our current faves and you can also head over to individual reviews for more detailed views on features, design and performance.
Before we get into our faves, we need to talk about the smartwatches that are on the way, have just gone on sale or are currently getting the Wareable review treatment. Top of the pile is the Samsung Galaxy Watch , which comes in 46mm and a smaller 42mm case options including a rose gold model pictured above. Fossil's fourth-gen smartwatches were recently announced and are starting to go on sale too.
Emporio Armani has also unveiled its first women's hybrid , a 34mm watch that comes in a variety of finishes. The good news is that all of those watches mentioned now include built-in GPS, a heart rate monitor, a waterproof design and NFC for Google Pay contactless payment support.
There are more Wear watches on the way with the Montblanc Summit 2 landing in October. The luxury brand's second smartwatch will be among the first watches to be powered by Qualcomm's new improved Wear platform.
The Apple Watch is our current top pick of smartwatches and still probably the best full-blooded smartwatch for iPhone-owning women. Now you have to choose between a few official options: Outside Apple, you could also give the very similar Series 2 a look. We'd give the latest Series 3 our vote, though whether you want to fork out for LTE for calls and music streaming is up to you. Worth thinking about - an Apple Watch Series 4 has just been announced, if you're all about having the very latest model.
It's not exactly groundbreaking in design considering it looks near identical to the original, but it's chock full of great features like waterproofing and GPS. Though it looks nothing like a traditional wristwatch, the Apple Watch is still the most flawlessly finished smartwatch we've seen and can look quite chic nestled on a wrist stacked with bracelets — and luckily there's a huge aftermarket of Apple Watch straps to choose from.
It boasts native apps, which run even when your iPhone isn't nearby, and core features like notification support and messaging are more refined. Plus, watchOS 5 will bring more features to all models aside from the Series 1. It's a lot quicker and slicker to zip around. It's not perfect - battery life is only 18 hours of balanced use - but it's definitely an improvement on the first iterations and still a looker.
Apple Watch Series 3 review. After a rocky start with the Ionic, Fitbit's venture into smartwatches is much stronger with the Versa. Its second smartwatch isn't just better looking, it's smaller too, making it more suited for women. This was a major problem with the Ionic, which was too large for many wrists and employed a very angular, arguably ugly design. The Versa runs on the same software as the Ionic, meaning you'll have access to the app store and catalogue of watch faces, but in a smaller package.
There's a vibrant x pixel resolution display topping out at 1, nits, and with 50m water resistance it can be taken swimming you can track pool workouts.
Plus Fitbit's female health period tracking , which is open to all users of the app, can actually be viewed onscreen on the Versa. Where it differs from the Ionic feature-wise is the lack of built-in GPS. You'll still be able to track GPS, but it'll need to be paired with your phone to do so. You can still load on tracks and play offline playlists from Deezer and for US users only Pandora, so it's still a pretty good independent workout companion.
Just be warned if you're buying this in the US: It's seriously light, small at 36mm, fairly slim at 12mm and comfortable to wear on the wrist. Plus it looks almost identical to a non-connected smartwatch.
As well as activity and sleep tracking, which you can monitor in the Fossil Q app, you can also set up vibration alerts, which you can allocate to a number on the watch face too. So if you get a WhatsApp, the watch hands on the 40mm watch face could move to the 1 o'clock position, for instance - though this does take a few days to get to grips with but then.
Also nice and more straightforward are the features you can set up for the three buttons on the right hand edge - remote selfie, remote music controls etc. Just be careful with the 16mm leather straps as they get dirty quickly - we'd suggest splashing out on the metal band. Fossil Q Neely review. Kate Spade's first Wear OS watch previously Android Wear features the brand's iconic scallop design, which was a key part of its fitness tracker, bringing the detail around the bezel. The screen packs a x resolution, which is pretty standard for recent Fossil Group smartwatches.
It's light on features, but what it does, it does well, with plenty of Kate Spade-made watch faces that add to one of the best looking women's smartwatches out there right now. Kate Spade New York Scallop review. If you like the look of this monochrome styling, Nokia's Steel HR hybrid, which is now Withing's hybrid again, is still well worth checking out.
Its tiny circular display and activity dial sit stylishly on the analogue watch face, blending in particularly well on the all-black model. See your next meeting, get directions, check your grocery list, and even pay with just your watch. Monitor your progress toward two activity goals - Heart Points and Move Minutes. Get coaching based on your activity history, and connect your apps for a holistic view of your health.
Workout without your phone. Google Fit and other health apps make it easy to get motivated, stay balanced and track your health right from your wrist. Download or stream your favorite music right from your wrist so you can stay motivated down to the last mile. Wear OS by Google lets you be you with hundreds of styles—from fashion to fitness to fun—all from your favorite brands. Wear OS by Google works with phones running Android 4. Supported features may vary across watches, phones and countries.
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Find this season's fashion essentials in the boohoo women's working wardrobe. Look chic in the office with jumpsuits, high heels, dresses and more. Discover women's workwear at ASOS. Shop the full collection of officewear for women, from ladylike shift dresses to super-smart tailoring available at ASOS. If we had tried to compile a collection of the best smartwatches for women two years ago, it might have consisted of a string of angry emojis and not much else. Times have changed, and there are.