SUITS FOR A DESTINATION WEDDING
By Sam Higgins, April 27, 2017
A summer ceremony demands a different type of outfit than the one you'd wear to a typical wedding (where a "refreshing" breeze and "gentle" rain needs to be taken into account). If it’s somewhere exotic, take the chance to give dark wool suits a miss and step out looking fly in linen and lighter-weight fabrics instead. Here are two smart looks that are perfect for weddings and other summer events.
For the more sartorially adventurous, whose warm-weather wardrobe consists of a range of floral shirts, we’ve given you a statement suit that channels the same vacay vibe. This leafy, printed take on the traditional black suit is a fresh reworking that'll see you easily stand out among countless black-tie abiders. Layer a pastel shirt underneath to tame the boldness and treat your feet to a pair of brown loafers for a laid-back yet smart feel.
If you favor a more orthodox approach to formal dressing, this pastel pairing won’t test your limits on the same level as bold prints will, but the summery palette will feel right at home under the sun or on a beach. In this case, keep things slick and clean in the design of your blazer and pants, layering a dark printed shirt beneath for a pleasant contrast. A pair of black Derbies and a black belt will break up the pastel tones brilliantly, while a pair of slick shades will complete a look so good, they'll probably mention it in the speeches.