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Outfit Inspiration: The Linen Suit

Cool off with this lightweight Summer favorite

By Style Girlfriend | Jun 8 2015

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So it’s not quite summer weather in NYC yet (seriously, it feels like September lately, not June), that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be thinking about your warm weather wardrobe.

While a breathable wool suit is definitely a year-round closet staple, adding a linen suit may be the refreshment your wardrobe needs during this sweaty season (oh hey-y-y, humidity!).

Get the linen suit look:

Linen Suit: Suit Supply, $499 | Shirt: Club Monaco, $140 | Tie: Tie Bar, $19

Sunglasses: Persol, $360 | Watch: Komono, $100

Shoes: Johnston & Murphy, $275 | Pocket Square: 1901, $20

Wear it Well: The lightweight feel and soft texture of linen makes the fabric your high-temperature hero. Luckily, gone are the days of shapeless, pure white linen suits a la 1980’s Miami Beach – today’s suits are slimmed down and in more accessible colors.

As for when to wear it? You’ve got options. While this elegant suit is not appropriate for most corporate settings, you can break it out for more casual affairs such as after-work events, weekend getaways, summer weddings, and your next date. Yes, it wrinkles easily, but consider it part of the charm and just go with it. Pair a well-tailored linen suit with a slim dress shirt, sleek watch, and dapper loafers for a laid-back look that will keep you looking and feeling cool in the summer heat. Whenever that gets here.

Tell Me:

How do you wear a linen suit?

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