HOW TO REINVENT YOUR SUIT THIS SUMMER
Pocket squares, light-colored ties, double-breasted blazers, bags etc. There are a ton of ways to wear a suit this summer without looking like someone who haven’t checked the weather update in a long time.
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Finally, the sun is out and you are finally ready to drop all the layers and keeping it simple with a t-shirt or a light-colored shirt. But sometimes it’s perhaps not the most appropriate thing. Perhaps you are going to a business-meeting (yes, work is still a thing despite it being +25 degrees). Or perhaps you are just like us and don’t feel at your best when your clothing are just something you put on real quick before leaving the house. Luckily, there are a few things you can do with your suit to make it look summer-ish.
1. Think in Colors
Wear the rainbow. Or at least some of them. Don’t be afraid to add a little color. Maybe not a bunch of them in one outfit, but just a few great stuff here and there. It can be the pocket square, the tie, the strap of your watch, perhaps your shirt. Needless to say, wearing color during summer is more than legit.
2. Alternative Suiting
ike the pea-cocks do it on Fridays. Loose the tie and make the pocket square pop a bit more. Likewise, skip the matching trousers and add a pair of white jeans for example. It will all give you an edge to your tailored look.
3. ‘Wear’ a Bag
Accessories are the name of the game during summer. You are wearing less, so you better make sure that what you are wearing are awesome. A bag – it can be a tote bag, a backpack or anything in the middle – will loosen up even your sharpest, tailored looks.
4. Go For The Double-Breasted
Afraid of the double breasted? Don’t be. Particularly not in summertime. Find one in an easy-breathing fabric and you are ready to go. Loose the matching pants like we said earlier and add a fresh pair of white jeans or light-colored chinos. Think in smart-casual terms and add a knit tie to it as well. Your peers will compliment you for sure.
5. Make It Pop
Go for the pocket square and don’t be afraid to show it. Make it pop a bit more than you are usual, not just showing 1cm of the top of the pocket square. Make it the thing that blends all your outfit together. And again, think in colors if you dare.