I’m going to L.A. on business next month, and it involves attending an event, so I asked my boss, Paul, to advise me on how to dress. “Snazzual,” he replied, and a word was born. (It’s better than “downtown formal,” which always puzzled me because it seems to mean wearing a hot pink prom dress from 1990 with a trucker hat and cowboy boots.)
So snazzual it is. It reminds us of the word “casuelle,” which we coined some years ago and means basically the same thing. So casuelle it is too. But remember: Whether you go snazzual or casuelle, always accessorize.