We’ve selected five suits for the summer that make an excellent addition to any summer tailoring collection.
1. The Cream, Beige or White Suit
The ideal suit for the warmer months, due to it often being made in lighter weight fabrics such as linen or cotton-blends – the cream/beige/white suit is ideal for the summer weather. For accessories you should wear with brown suede loafers and pastel coloured accessories.
This suit paired with the right shoes and accessories is the perfect suit for that summer wedding you have coming up. It will allow you stay cool whilst still looking cool.
To make this outfit your own we suggest wearing the blazer with a light blue linen shirt, navy trousers and suede boat or driving shoes for smarter occasions.
2. The Light Blue Suit
The navy suit has long been praised as the only suit you’ll ever need. Yet while navy is often the most praised, this summer we suggest opting for a lighter shade of blue. A pastel or light blue suit will help give a contemporary and summery twist.
With regard to styling, the simple approach with a plain white shirt, linen tie and brown suede loafers for summer events will work well. But don’t just restrict yourself to wearing just the full suit, you can wear both the trousers and blazer as separates to use with many different outfits.
For example, try wearing your jacket with selvedge denim and tan brogues on a night out, or wearing the trousers with a neutral coloured polo and smart loafers when heading to the office on a dress down day.
3. Pastel Suits
Pastel suits are perfect for the summer months ahead, a pastel coloured suit is a real statement outfit and will your summer wardrobe to life. This outfit is definitely not fit for the office, this is a strictly casual affair. Instead, wear a pastel suit to any big summer event, weddings, garden parties or Wimbledon if you have the luxury of going or being invited.
This outfit is best paired with a plain white shirt and loafers (without socks), perfect if you’re heading to a summer party. This suit really comes into its own is as separates. Pastel coloured trousers combined with a contrasting blazer will give you that cannes film festival feel – those around you will think you’ve just stepped off of super yacht.
Try wearing the jacket with white trousers and driving shoes for a smart-casual ensemble, or pairing the trousers with a polo shirt and boat shoes to keep it casual.