Summer temperatures feel like a 1000 degree Celsius, and this means just one thing, a serious seasonal wardrobe overhaul. Now, you can shelf certain items of clothing, but there are others you simply have to wear, whether occasions call for them or otherwise. The blazer is one item of clothing that is all-seasonal, but fret not, because we tell you how to shop for a summer blazer.
You've got to remember that there's no different way to wear a summer blazer, but there are different things you look for when shopping for summer blazers. dearJulius.com gives you a three-step guide to summer blazers.
Ideally, blazers made from linen and cotton make for perfect summer blazers, however, both these fabrics wrinkle easily. If you're okay with overlooking the wrinkles then you're good to go, if not, you'll have to stick to lightweight woolen blazers. When choosing fabric for your blazer, irrespective of season, the key is to go natural - natural fabric breathes and allows you to breathe.
Now that you've got your fabric sorted, let's take a look at what goes into your blazer. When shopping for summer blazers, make sure that your blazers are unlined, a half-lined or quarter-lined blazer. Even though full-lined blazers fall better, unlined, half-lined or quarter-lined blazers will allow you to breathe during the summer months. Additionally, if it's a linen blazer, it'll wrinkle anyway, so you might as well go for the unlined blazer and be more comfortable.
When it comes to color, choose lighter colors such as white, khaki, and lighter colors of navy blue. Lighter colors of navy blue are multipurpose and can be work at work and play; while colors such as white, khaki, and even pastels (which are quite a rage this year, by the way), are more casual. However, in case your business allows you to stretch style limits, then you should try the white-on-white look - this piece tells you exactly how you can pull it off - Summer Style - Wearing White on White.
By Nisha Samson