Suiting up for weddings in the summer can be really enjoyable for the stylish gentleman. Unlike weddings during colder seasons, which usually consist of customary dark wool suits, summer is a chance for you to have a little more fun with your suit and show off your personality.
Rather than trying to steal attention away from the bride or groom, you want to come across as well-dressed and look dapper – whilst at the same time being comfortable in your attire.
Anatomic & Co has put together a quick guide recommending outfits for weddings and other formal events in summer 2018.
Men’s summer suits tips
Suit Colour – Lighter fabrics will absorb less heat and feel lighter too
Shirt Colour – Keep it simple with a white shirt or mix it up with pastel colours like pink and light blue
Material – You don’t want to overheat in a thick suit so make sure it’s breathable and light
Shoe styles – Loafers and brogues partner well with the summer suit look
Men’s summer suit colours
Summer is the season where you can really have fun with your suit colours. There’s less dark navy and black and more bright colours and whites. Here are a few alternative suit colours that you can embrace for summer 2018…
White – While you don’t want to compete with the bride at a wedding (unless you’re the groom), white is an ideal suit colour during summer. And if you do decide to go with a white suit, make sure the rest of your outfit isn’t all white too.
Cream – If you’re not too keen on a pure white suit, you could always opt for a beige linen suit. Beige suits are also more practical than white, allowing you to bring in other shades like a pale pink shirt.
Light Grey – While grey is a popular option all year round, a couple shades lighter will really give you that summer feel. This suit colour can also be styled with a variety of shirt colours, giving you more options. You can opt for a classic white shirt and add a summery touch with a colourful tie.
Mid blue – Go wild, it’s summer! A mid blue suit is a great alternative to navy and will give you a fresh look. Team it with an open light blue shirt and light brown shoes and you won’t go unnoticed.
Men’s summer shoes
A summer outfit is not complete without a stylish pair of shoes. Brogues and loafers are your best bet for summer weddings.
Loafers offer a cooler option as they can be worn with or without socks. They also add more of a summer vibe to your outfit as they come in a range of colours. This being said, it’s usually best to stick to more neutral colours like brown, navy and black loafers as they combine well with most suits.
Brogues are another classic style that will enhance your summer outfit. The decorative broguing never goes out of style.
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