Although July is around the corner, Britain’s summer is yet to come into full swing. The days are slowly getting warmer so now is the perfect time to start prepping for summer suit dressing, particularly if you’re jetting off on holiday or bringing the holiday vibe home.
Instead of classic ‘in the office suits’, we should be thinking about dressing ourselves in more wearable clothes, that can easily take us from day to night, even in the blazing heat. Take for instance, an unlined slim blazer, step away from blue and black tones, and instead opt for caramel and burgundy coloured blazers paired with a polo shirt. This delivers you a smart and classic appeal that doesn’t hover too heavily on the casual line.
Experiment with short-sleeved cardigans and sleeveless jackets, layered over cropped white short-sleeved shirts. Soft tailoring is the main key to summer suit dressing; loosened silhouettes and low-rise trousers are the perfect items to keep cool in the summer heat.
When it comes to suit trousers, why not try slouchy knee-length shorts that sit comfortably on the hips. Although originally the uniform of NBA basketball players, these shorts have officially made themselves popular within in men’s fashion. Experiment with these shorts in fabrics such as stiffened cotton, filmy silks, and paper-thin leathers, or try vertical stripes for a relaxed Parisian style. Another alternative to tailoring would be see through mesh knitwear, in the style of vests and t-shirts, the perfect way to show some flesh and keep cool with a more sports luxe element.
If you find yourself wanting to replace your office wear style, try adding a skinny tie to a linen shirt, teamed with colour-pop shorts and a trilby hat for outdoors. Sunglasses are also key for summer dressing; they give such an easy fashion-forward touch without looking too overdressed. You cannot go wrong with a smooth tortoise shell frame with brown lenses or classic aviators to balance out the vibe of the slim blazers and shorts.
Set out to buy linen and cotton sand-hued garment’s as these are the ones that are most popular during the season. Neutral tones lend the summer season a chic mood that perfectly compliments a summer glow. Neutrals combine well when teamed with deeps blues, corals and a daring shade of light or fuchsia pink – all key colours this Spring/Summer.
Remember, the pieces bought over these summer months are lasting investments that you can wear in countless combinations, so do not hesitate to explore without getting too hot and bothered!