It is possible to be comfortable and polished at the same time! There is a fuzzy line between casual attire and work wear and finding the right balance is key when you're always on the go, like me.
Here's a few simple tips to help you stay smart and casual:
-Roll your sleeves up (Rolling them above the elbow will help lengthen the appearance of your torso but roll them cleanly to avoid looking sloppy on the job.)
-Undo your top button and tie a relaxed knot. (Four-In-Hand. Save the Windsors for weddings.... Google these terms if you have no idea what i'm talking about)
-A tie clip instantly adds sophistication without a shred of work (The skinnier the tie, the smaller the tie clip)
The last one is key. In the Summer time, I wear white sneakers with everything. Whether they're Chucks, Tretorns, Vans, Sperry's.... white sneakers pair perfectly with everything from shorts to a suit. As long as they're clean, you'll look effortlessly pulled together. If you're going to wear them with a suit though, I would ditch the button down in favor of a sweater or t-shirt. And yes... you absolutely can wear a t-shirt with a suit. It's 2014. Break the mold!