Summer has an unparalleled ora about it. It’s light, sexy and has a distinct weightlessness. Filled with memories of long afternoons sipping rose in the sun with a group of friends, or road trips down the coast with the sunroof open and wind flowing through your car. Your clothing should reflect this relaxed and easy-going vibe, and below is how to nail it.

#1 – Lightweight, baby.

There’s possibly nothing worse than being in a summer heat in heavy clothing. Hot, sweaty bothered and eventually stressed. For the months to come, ensuring all elements of your wardrobe are lightly weighted and breathable is essential.

Opt for a light fabric preferably with a mix of linen. Linen is the fabric of Summer as it has a high moisture absorbency meaning it will remove moisture from your skin leaving you cool and dry.

#2 – Lose The Structure

We would suggest considering reducing the lining from a full to half which will increase the breathability between your body and the fabric, as well as provide a more relaxed look as the structure of the jacket wont be as stiff. An unstructured jacket provides a classy sense of nonchalance and is a great option for Summer weddings.

#3 – Mismatch your seperates

It’s likely for most Summer events you will need to dress down your outfit. The easiest way to do this is to mismatch your trousers and jacket. It adds a casual feel to the outfit without sacrificing any style whatsoever. If you’re wearing colourful tones (as you would be for a Summer wedding), opt for a crisp white shirt, colourful pocket square and pair of driving shoes, loafers or espadrilles.

#4 – Incorporate Pastel and Earthy Tones

Summer commands a wardrobe that reflects the colours and climate of the season. Light pastel  or earthy colours such as blue, red, green, cream and brown work extremely well when contrasted with neutral colours such as white, charcoal and black.

#5 – Tailor More Than Your Jacket

Your tailoring should extend beyond your business shirts, suit and sports jacket. Too many gentlemen pair a well-tailored jacket with an off-the-rack pair of chinos, leaving a half-finished look. Commission a pair of tailored trousers in a neutral colour to leave a clean silhouette from head to toe.

Still need some help? If you have any questions please get in contact.

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