Wondering how to dress smart for the warm summer months? Whether you’re in the office or heading to a laid-back wedding, comfort is key. Beat the heat with these smart summer essentials to keep you looking and feeling cool when the temperature rises.
If it requires a blazer, make it a light one. The thought of putting a blazer on in the stifling heat isn’t ideal, but going for one that’s a little less structured, lighter weight and made with a breathable fabric will help you keep your cool. Linen or cotton are ideal fabrics, or choose a neutral shade that will reflect rather than absorb the heat.
SShirts tend to make up a good portion of the smart guy’s wardrobe, so if you’re wondering how to tackle shirt-wearing in the heat you can opt for a breathable cotton fabric and a shorter sleeve length to ensure maximum comfort. Use your shirt to inject some colour into your look or opt for tropical prints as a nod to summer. Balance out the print with chinos in a neutral tone and you can’t go wrong. If you’re happy with a more laid-back look, opt for a t-shirt under your blazer and add trainers.
New summer chinos
Ditch the denim for summer and switch to chinos – smart enough for special occasions but not too try-hard. Our slim-fit chinos have a little added stretch which is perfect in the hotter months – choose from a wide range of colours and pair with loafers, just leave the socks at home.
For more summer outfits to keep you looking smart check out our Beat the Heat edit.