Business Wardrobe for Summer with Cool Hairstyles
The last thing you want is to be sweating profusely prior to a business meeting and with summer just a few weeks away, it’s the perfect time to sort out your work wardrobe and ensure it’s fit for purpose and ready to make you look stylish without feeling uncomfortable this summer. If you’re looking for ideas and inspiration to bring your wardrobe up to date or create a new summer business capsule wardrobe, here are some top tips:
Invest in a New Suit
In the winter, black, charcoal and navy prevail, but in the summer, suits are all about color and comfort. Switch up darker shades for lighter blues and greys like those available at Jasper Littman tailors, and consider going all-out and embracing the warmer climes with materials such as linen. A tailored suit is a sure-fire way to make a style statement regardless of the occasion. Investing in a high quality suit will stand you in good stead to look the part for work meetings, social events and special occasions such as weddings or race meetings in the coming months.
Maintain a Cool Hairstyle
Changing your hairstyle is just as important as preparing your wardrobe for the summer months. Consider whether your hair is an appropriate length for hot weather, and if you’re not fond of cutting it why not consider some of the current long hair trends, for example the much-experimented ‘man bun’?
Experiment with Color
Summer is more relaxed than winter in terms of style and fashion and it’s a great time to have a bit of fun and add a touch of diversity into your work wardrobe. Swap dark colored shirts in black, navy, grey, burgundy, bottle green and brown for pastel shades, light blues and whites and don’t be afraid to add flashes of bright colours with pocket squares and ties to make your outfit sing. Learn which colors complement your complexion, hair colour and style and go for variations on these colors.
Opt for Breathable Fabrics
When you’re working long hours indoors with the sun beating down on you through the office window, the last thing you want is to be wearing heavy fabrics, so ensure your wardrobe is ready for sudden heat waves with shirts, trousers and jackets made from lightweight, breathable materials such as cotton and linen. If your company adopts a slightly less formal dress code in the summer, switch wool trousers for lighter chinos and structured shirts for smart cotton shirts, which have a slightly looser fit.
Swap Coats for Jackets
In the winter months, coats can be an absolute savior from the elements, but in the summer, you won’t need a heavy-duty coat and it’s a good idea to buy a lighter jacket, which provides protection against breezy conditions, a slight chill in the evening and summery showers. Macs are always a good investment because they never go out of style and they look smart, while also providing comfort.
Boost the Style Stakes with a Blazer
For dress-down Fridays, blazers are a stylish addition to any summer work outfit; channel Hollywood’s young guns and male models with rolled up slim-fit chinos, a well-fitted white shirt and some deck shoes and sling a coloured blazer over the top or go for the more classic look of smart dark wash jeans, brogues, a crisp white shirt and a navy blazer.