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Men’s Business-Casual Looks for Summer

We’ll show you how to navigate warm weather without compromising an ounce of professionalism.

Men’s Business-Casual Looks for Summer
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It doesn’t matter how hot, humid, and sweltering the weather is outside—the office dress code doesn’t take a summer break. Sure, the expectation to look professional in the workplace is necessary, but doing it without breaking a sweat makes it a tricky task. Ahead, we’re sharing three business-casual looks that will help you keep your cool while still looking dapper and polished.

Men’s powder blue linen suit

Suited up

Business suits can get a bad rap for being too serious and stuffy, but that doesn’t have to be the case. If your workday requires you to don a suit, go for one with a summer twist. Look for a lightweight linen construction to keep you cool and well-ventilated. A brighter color, like a cool gray or powder blue, also feels seasonally appropriate—especially when paired with a cheery-hued button-down. Complete the look with light brown shoes and accessories for an outfit that is polished, professional, and perfect for a hot summer day.

Colorful touch

There are some days where you feel like flying under the radar, and there are other days where making a style statement is more the vibe. For the latter, you can never go wrong with a striking pop of color. Balance out a brightly colored shirt or a bold all-over pattern with a slim-fit design and short sleeves. Choose pants in a matching hue to anchor the outfit and round out the look with neutral-color accessories. The key to pulling off a stand-out look like this is confidence, so don’t be afraid to stand out. 

Men’s colorful patterned button-down
Men’s denim and sportcoat outfit

Denim upgrade

Jeans can be styled in an endless amount of ways, so you’ll never run out of Casual Friday options. A classic pair of dark-wash jeans or black denim can easily transition from weekend to work with just a few strategic pieces. To dress up your denim for the office, begin by choosing a solid-color polo in a muted shade. Then, add some interest to your look with summer outerwear. A sport coat is an easy way to add a pop of color to your look and polishes off the outfit handsomely.