Style Roundup: 14 Pieces for your Summer Work Wardrobe
Look good, stay cool
Finding the balance between comfortable and office-appropriate attire in your summer work wardrobe can be trickier than coordinating a status meeting for your entire team. On a Friday. At 3pm.
So let SG HQ assure you: it can be done. When you’re less inclined to layer, focus on adding visual interest to otherwise simple looks with textured pieces, bright whites, and seasonal patterns.
Our picks to amp up your summer work wardrobe:
1. Easy, Breezy Suit
SG Says: This bad boy straddles the line between work and weekend – looking just as good with a breezy button-up shirt for work, as with a tee on the weekends. Yes, it’ll get a little wrinkly (like your linen suit!), and yes, that’s okay.
2. Brown dub monks
SG Says: We’re just gonna come out and say it: a flash of bare ankle on a man wearing dub monks in the summer is very sexy. Leave the top buckle unbuckled for an extra dash of “Ooooh.”
3. A new gingham shirt
SG Says: You know and we know that gingham’s not going anywhere. Upgrade yours for the summer with M+M’s stretchy and sweat-absorbing fabric.
4. small cardholder
SG Says: We’re not saying you’re going to lose your wallet at the bar..or off the side of a boat..or at a barbecue, but it’s probably best to keep it to just the essentials when you hit the town this summer.
5. fresh summer scent
SG Says: Need help on picking the right fragrance for you this summer? We got you.
6. knit tie
SG Says:Small details that show your personal style (and personality) are the key to going the extra mile with minimal effort.
7. white sneakers
SG Says: We may be all about a retro sneaker recently, but we’ll always hold a space in our heart for a man in a clean white tennis shoe.
8. lightweight trousers
SG Says: Pair those crisp white sneakers with these lightweight trousers and the polo below for a monochrome workday look that just screams summer.
9. luxe polo
SG Says: You can’t go wrong with a timeless pique polo, so add a little oomph to your weekday by choosing a polo with contrasting pajama piping for a retro look.
10. canvas work bag
SG Says: The authority in durability, this Filson bag will get you from Point A to Point B with everything you need…in style.
11. suede loafers
12. wear ’em everywhere chinos
SG Says: Break from the usual blue and grey routine with an easy to wear olive green (remember: it’s basically a neutral!).
13. striped tee
14. lightweight watch
SG Says: It’s 5 o’clock somewhere, right? Let that “somewhere” be on the hands of a mesh metal watch that can translate from work to happy hour even after an outfit switch.