For many people, there’s at least one wedding that they’ll be attending in the summer. But since most weddings are formal in one way or another and summertime is usually hot, it can be hard to find a way to stay cool while also looking like you belong at the occasion. So when you’re going to have to be dressing up, it’s good to know some ways that you can stay cool even when you’re wearing a suit or other formal wear.
To help you see how this can be done, here are three style tips for men attending weddings this summer.
Don’t Go For The Black Suit
Even at the most formal of occasions, if you’re going to be spending time outside for the wedding, you should look at some options other than a black suit to wear.
One thing you might want to try, if you’re able to dress a little less formally, is to wear chinos. These usually come in lighter colors and will help you stay cooler. Also, it’s not common to wear a heavy suit coat with chinos, so you’ll be able to stay cool this way, too. But if you can’t get away from a suit, choosing something in any lighter color will help you reflect the sun off of your clothes and keep you from heating up too much or too quickly.
Try Cotton Or Linen Materials
When it’s sweltering outside, what’s going to make a huge difference in keeping you at a comfortable temperature is wearing clothes made from the right materials.
Ideally, you should try to wear clothes, even a suit, that’s made from materials that are breathable and don’t stick to your skin too closely. Some of the best options include linen, seersucker, and light chambray. And with these materials, you can still look very formal or professional without sacrificing how you feel being outside in the heat.
Consider Going Sockless
At most weddings, be it formal or more casual, wearing shorts as a man is usually out of the question. But luckily, there are other ways you can get some air movement around your legs.
To do this, you may want to consider going sockless. Or, at least wearing socks that don’t cover your ankles and won’t show inside your shoes. By keeping your ankles open to the breeze, you can feel a significant cooling effect throughout much of your body, even though only a portion of your skin will actually be feeling that breeze.
If you’re going to be in attendance at one or more weddings this summer, consider how you can dress well while also keeping yourself from sweating through your clothes and become completely miserable.