Summer Uniform Staple: The Cream Sport Coat 3 Ways

Summer fashion is lighter both in tone and weight than its fall, winter, and spring counterparts, which, in turn, often makes it more enjoyable. Thanks to linen, cotton, and other featherweight fabrics, not even sweltering temperatures can keep you from looking your best. As evidenced in the above look from LEDBURY, which would be perfect for a summer wedding, light colored, light-weight, elegantly accented, and thoughtfully selected summer clothing will help you brave the heat in style…and without making it look like you sweated over the details. The secret, we believe, is finding the perfect sport coat—specifically, a well tailored cream piece—that can go the distance from Memorial to Labor Day while also elevating any ensemble.

LEDBURY‘s gorgeous sport coat, a cool linen and silk blend with a luxurious natural texture, is sumer dinner party-ready, especially when paired with dark, slim trousers. If the occasion calls for a tie, Burberry’s black and grey plaid accessory, available from Well Suited, will look sharp and add interest with pattern. Alternatively, J.HILBURN’s silk pocket square would add a bright and unexpected pop of flair in any été ensemble and is fancy enough to function as a tie substitute. A leather belt from STERLING & BURKE finishes off any look with polish.

Integrate casual clothing into a party look by bookending casual-wear with a sharp cream blazer and an impeccable dress shoe, a la the Peter Nappi ensemble featured above, left. The quality and fit of the stylish dark wash jeans from THE BLUES JEAN BAR certainly beg for a more formal read; paired with PETER NAPPI shoes like the timeless wingtips (bottom left) in hand-burnished vaccheta leather, a navy tee, and a linen sport coat, the effect would be effortlessly chic—the ideal outfit for an evening of cocktails and croquet.