The Office Style Guide

7.19.2013

By Fabian Main

How to dress appropriately for the office this summer

Linens & Things

Light fabrics like cotton and linen are a perfect choice for suits in the summer -- they breathe, so you can too. The same goes for light colors, since black suits in summer are only appropriate for funerals. Be careful with seersucker, though. Sure, it’s an iconic summer fabric, but you’re only one mint julep away from being mistaken for an extra in a Tennessee Williams play.

Linen Suit Jacket by J.Crew, $300, at MrPorter.com (top left); Cotton & Linen-Blend Suit Jacket by Burberry, $995, at MrPorter.com (top right); Linen Skinny blazer by Topman, $160; Featherweight Sports Coat by Freemans Sporting Club, $1,450.

 

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