Managing the oxymoronic term of ‘smart casual’ can seem challenging on the best of days but when it is 30 degrees outside it can seem impossible. Keep your cool with these casually smart summer essentials.
Swap your shirts for a polo in a luxurious fabric like silk and cotton and dress down a suit. COS do this so well and great for those with long bodies or who are tall.
A short sleeve linen shirt may conjure up feelings of holidays but in a darker colour palette of navy or olive it becomes office appropriate. AMI is one of my favourite menswear label and I love this olive shirt, great for showing off a warm skin tone.
The unstructured blazer becomes your workwear hero. Throw it on for an important meeting when you need to up the anti and then its light enough to carry without getting misshapen, when the temperature rises. This Club Monaco one is perfect for travelling too.
T-shirts aren’t just for the weekend. Try a crew neck in a premium quality cotton with a linen blazer and selvedge jeans. Sunspel is my go to.
Enjoy the summer,