Summer Style - Suiting Colours for SS24

Men's Summer Suits

Whether it's the wedding of the year you've been waiting for, a day at the races with friends, or you're simply wishing to expand your office attire for that effortless desk-to-drinks feeling, a brand-new suit could be on your cards this summer.

Of course, there are countless options to choose from so it can be difficult finding the perfect one. And depending on your event's dress code, your own personal style, and the impression you want to evoke, it can be tricky knowing where to begin. With the right colour and cut, you can find a suit that'll see you through countless occasions: date nights, wedding season, corporate events, and meetings at the office in between.

Men's trending summer suit colours

For SS24, it seems tan and pastel suits are having their big moment. Whether that's a light blue or subtle green, or you prefer a more casual beige tone without compromising on fun, it's time to see what's trending this season.

Beige and tan suits:

Serve up a sophisticated yet relaxed take on summer dressing with a beige or tan suit in a light, breezy linen this season. Not only can tan separates be dressed up or down, but they're a staple in practical dressing thanks to the colour's timeless appeal.

The perfect companion for a sunny wedding (whether that's in a UK city or somewhere along the Mediterranean), effortlessly style your own beige or tan suits with black loafers or trainers - event and theme dependent, of course.

Pastel suits:

For something a little more contemporary, add pastels to your capsule collection. Whether it's a shade of green for a laidback occasion, a pop of lavender or light blue paired with brown tone accessories, get ready to look effortless and styled to perfection in this summer's sweetest shades.

Pastel suits allow you to make a statement while staying cool and comfortable due to their light tones. Often suited to easy, airy fabrics - such as linen or soft cotton - these suits make for a smarter choice in summer dressing.

Give pastels a new lease of life with traditional accessories, such as a classic, jet black bow tie for a statement look. For something more striking, consider clashing your choice of pastel hue with a statement tie or a subtle pop of colour with brand new cufflinks.

Grey and blue suits:

If you're after something more formal for the office, a job interview, or a corporate event, both grey and blue suits are your go-to. Traditional, practical and forever in fashion, these colours are a staple in all men's wardrobes.

If you're not quite ready to dip your feet into the pastel trend, elevate a traditional suit with a contemporary shirt in a variety of tones and patterns. Pair a classic grey piece in breathable cotton with a pop of light blue floral from Ted Baker, bringing the whole look into the 21st century with a smart pair of trainers for a contemporary approach.

Men's accessories:

You've chosen your suit, now it's time to accessorise and make a subtle or standout statement. Opt for a pair of classic cufflinks if you've gone for a double cuff shirt for that important meeting, or a traditional pocket square to boost your wedding season attire.

To conclude, opt for breathable linen and lightweight cotton blends for this summer and beyond. While linen evokes timeless elegance, cotton keeps it traditional yet airy and practical with its soft fibres. Both are an ideal choice for the warmer months upon us, regardless of your occasion.

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