If the idea of a suit sounds too stifling for summer, listen up. Lightweight fabrics, relaxed shapes and modern details are making the tailored wardrobe staple manageable in warm weather. Neutral tones, pastel shades and vibrant pops of color also lead the way for a decidedly easy feel—for more interest, consider a poppy floral print or cutout accents for ventilation —coming in a range of silhouettes from slightly oversized to slinky and trim. Linen is, of course, the most breathable fabric, while silky variations feel cool to the touch. As your base layer, T-shirts and tanks are impeccably effortless. When accessorizing, shoes like pool slides, lace-up sandals, flat loafers and slip-on mules keep two-piece sets easy. Fresh beauty is the finishing touch—air-dried waves, a slick bun or ponytail and barely-there makeup will continue the nonchalant theme. Since we can’t wear sundresses and shorts every day of the week, we’re spotlighting 10 stylish summer suits for every budget ahead. Refined summer style is simpler than you think.
Wide-leg pants give this feminine suit streetwear appeal.
For easy sophistication, sand-colored linen is fail-safe.
Minimal lines feel fresh in so-now lilac.
A slightly slouchy fit downplays silky matte satin.
This oversized blazer and cropped trouser pairing is playfully smart.
Alora Blazer Dancing Bodies, Paloma Wool $234
Prego Pant Dancing Bodies, Paloma Wool $173
Set off this pale peach set with optic white accessories.
Slim Fit Double-Breasted Blazer, Massimo Dutti $250
Culotte Fit Loose Trousers, Massimo Dutti $120
Cut for a slouchy fit, this blazer and trouser combo is menswear inspired.
Unqiue triangular side cutouts set this suit apart.
Nothing feels more summery than taffy-colored linen. Hand-crafted buttons and a structured silhouette are directional finishes.
Nicole Linen Taffy Jacket, Rejina Pyo $739
Dylan Linen Taffy Pink Tailored Trousers, Rejina Pyo $571
A crisp poplin shirt keeps this mini skirt set elevated.