Summer Friendly Suits
If your job requires a suit then you may be a little less than impressed when the summer months roll around each year. The Australian summer is harsher than most and on long commutes, it can get sweaty and almost unbearable. But here we have some tips on how you can dress to impress while also keeping cool, even on the hottest of summer days. You will be thanking us later! Summer is the perfect time to experiment with different styles.
You can look at different fabrics, some of which are natural and therefore more breathable than synthetic. Try cotton, linen or a cotton-linen mix. As opposed to traditional suit materials, these are also effective at releasing heat. You could also opt for a continuing fashion trend from the 90s and 00s, the cropped trouser. This style of suit is perfect for summer and gives you that additional comfort, especially when the weather is warmer. Other adjustments that could be beneficial when trying to cool off is pushing up the sleeves of your jacket or ditching it altogether. You could swap out your traditional collared shirt with a breathable t-shirt or even change your dress shoes for something more summer-friendly.
Another trend that is coming into play, especially during summer, is the waistcoat. You can get rid of the jacket and instead find a three-piece suit that includes a matching waistcoat, but of course, leave the jacket behind. This is a new style that has reached its peak in the past few months and is only gaining momentum as it is taken up by celebrities around the world, even making an appearance on the red carpet.