Yes, You Can Pull Off A Suit In The Summer—Here’s How

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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.

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Wide-leg pants give this feminine suit streetwear appeal.

Wide-Cut Pants

$55

H&M

Fitted Jacket

$70

H&M

For easy sophistication, sand-colored linen is fail-safe.

Linen Trousers

$50

Zara

Glossy Linen Blazer

$100

Zara

Minimal lines feel fresh in so-now lilac.

Linen High-Waist Trousers

$100

Mango

Structured Linen Jacket

$130

Mango

A slightly slouchy fit downplays silky matte satin.

Sadiki Pant

$145

Babaton

Demy Blazer

$195

Babaton

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.

Blazer, Vince $395

Belted Wide Leg, Vince $365

Unqiue triangular side cutouts set this suit apart.

Cooper Silk Wool Pull On Joggers

$237

Tibi

Cooper Silk Wool Cut Out Blazer

$537

Tibi

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.

Canvas Wool Ivo Skirt

$445

Joseph

Canvas Wool Branko Blazer

$1,095

Joseph