You’re telling me I have to wear a suit to your outdoor summer wedding??? Guys, you may not have to ask this question anymore as summer weddings are becoming an increasingly more casual affair.
Now just because the permission has been granted to wear something other than a suit does not mean that a sloppy pair of shorts and a grubby old t-shirt will do. A smart, classy, dress casual outfit will be what you’re looking for. So, what the heck does this so called “dress casual” outfit look like?
Try a pair of light weight casual dress pants in colors like light grey, beige, tan, or sand. Other features such as a slim fit and a jean pocket or a western pocket can be appropriate as they offer something different than the traditional slash pocket from the classic dress pant. If you enjoy the sounds of this, Riviera and Ballin offer light weight casual dress pants for the summer.
Now what do I wear with those pants?
A short sleeve fitted dress shirt with a pattern can take the outfit from boring to exciting! So think about changing things up, dust off the rust, and find something with some color and pattern. Bugatchi, Tommy Bahama, Modango, Platinum, and Michael Kors offer short sleeve shirts with a bit of flavour to them.
Lastly, no outfit is complete without the right pair of shoes. Try a brown pair of dress shoes, or a slightly more casual shoe in the color schemes of taupe or off-white. Clarks and Kenneth Cole New York both produce shoes that offer comfort and a casual look that is perfect for the summer!
By doing this you have ensured that you look appropriate for the occasion by looking very sophisticated, modern, and like you know what you’re doing.