Has the current situation got your wardrobe in a bit of a rut? Whether you’re working from home, hanging out with the kids or going for the odd run round the park, there’s not much call to change up the same casual uniform you reach for every day. But, if you’re ready to give the joggers and shorts a break and put your tailoring back into rotation here are a few ways to wear a suit casually. From lightweight linen-mix suits to summer neutrals and coloured tailoring, we’re welcoming the return of the suit with a few casual style hacks.
Choose tonal tailoring
Tailoring in bolder colours is often best paired with white or neutrals. But, tonal dressing can also work well. Take this pink suit and polo combo, for example. To get the tonal dressing thing right, simply choose a shirt, tee or polo shirt in a slightly lighter or darker shade than the suit you’re wearing. Simple.
Break up your suit
While there may not be that big occasion on the horizon, many of us are now able to meet friends and celebrate on a smaller scale which puts tailored trousers firmly back on the style agenda. If a suit jacket still feels far too formal, team your suit trousers with a relaxed printed summer shirt. Casual suede shoes finish the look nicely. A great outfit for an evening BBQ, we reckon.
Two-piece suits & t-shirts
If your day-to-day style is on the smarter side, get into that new suit state of mind with a double-breasted two-piece suit. With extra detail on the jacket, this summer suit looks great with a casual white t-shirt and sunglasses. An ideal option if you’re dressing for a special lunch or daytime date. Also, lighter colours are cooler to wear and absorb less heat which is always handy if the weather’s good and you’re dining alfresco.
Shift into neutral tailoring
Linen is another more relaxed option if you want to wear a suit casually. In easy neutrals, like this ecru version, suits with linen will help you keep your cool on warmer days. Try teaming a linen suit with a soft pastel tee and loafers for a dressed-down feel that works for whatever low-key plans you’ve got coming up.
More colour, less collar
Comfortable with something a little bolder? A brighter coloured suit or striped suit needs nothing more than a simple granddad-collar shirt and crisp white trainers to complete the look. Choosing a shirt without a collar instantly feels more laid-back, while the pop of colour is less stuffy and way more fun for summer than simple black or navy.