Thursday, June 27, 2013

Summer Suit Look: Color Play

Wearing a suit during the summer can be a challenge.  It's all about choosing the right colors and fabrics.  Because summer is so hot, there is a more lax dress code for suits.  Also, summer suits are lighter weight with cotton and wool blends that allow for some breathing room.  For colors, look for blues (pictured here), dark oranges, grays and light browns for suit color choices and layer them with like-colored shirts on the lighter scale.  Your shoe option should always be the darkest of the colors and should pull your entire look together.  For example, if you choose a teal suit with a grey and turquoise gingham shirt, pick a gray loafer that grounds your outfit.
Summer also allows for one other rule: skip the tie!

Paul Smith teal suit, Gucci felt loafers, Isaia gingham shirt, Burberry watch. 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Summer Wedding Look: Bring Out Your Style

Summer weddings are the best kind to really bring out your personal style.  Whether it's a day or evening wedding, you can incorporate your own personality into your look.  If you like color, go with a great bold hue; if you like certain accents (skulls, feathers, animals, etc.) bring it out in your accessories.  This is the time where you get to choose cool pieces like cuff links, pocket squares, tie bars, watches and suit jackets to really display your style.
Have fun, be daring and make a great impression!