One day, we’ll show off fits in real life again, even if it takes a little re-learning along the way. The Highsnobiety Summer Style Guide is here to help, ensuring that lightweight pieces still result in heavyweight looks.

Summer suits are one of the most difficult styling choices — but they're a necessity. While we may live in short shortssocks and sandals, and other casualwear for most of the warmer months, there are a few occasions where something a touch smarter will be called upon.

But how to choose a summer suit? Crucially you need to look at fit, fabric, and color to turn a suit into summer-appropriate clothing — think natural fabrics like linen and cotton, light colors like white and blue, and loose, oversized tailoring. Because let's face it, suits in the summer can be hot and awkward, so keeping your winter one on just won't cut it. However, if done right, and thanks to those aforementioned materials, this is when the suit can be at its absolute best.

From summer suits for weddings, work dos, or a boujie get-together, we've gathered the best summer suits for men that balance weather-appropriate construction and on-trend aesthetics. Below, browse a sage silk suit Lemaire, a classic navy version from SÉFR, or go the unexpected route with a purple short suit from Needles.

Shop our favorite summer suits for men below.

Lemaire Silk Sage Suit

Belted DB Blazer

Belted DB Blazer

$1030

Lemaire

Summer Sale - Up to 60% off

Summer Sale - Up to 60% off

Buy at ssense
Silk Loose Trousers

Silk Loose Trousers

$750

Lemaire

Summer Sale - Up to 60% off

Summer Sale - Up to 60% off

Buy at ssense

We've already written about how sage is the must-have color for spring, but the shade's soothing properties extend into the summertime, too. Add in Lemaire's double-breasted relaxed cut and silk material, then you have yourself the perfect summer suit.

SÉFR Blue Suit

Hamra Blazer

Hamra Blazer

$335

Séfr

Summer Sale - Up to 60% off

Summer Sale - Up to 60% off

Buy at ssense
Mike Suit Trousers

Mike Suit Trousers

$165

Séfr

Summer Sale - Up to 60% off

Summer Sale - Up to 60% off

Buy at ssense

In a moody blue that sits somewhere between navy and grey and coming in a wool blend, Sefr's suit is a good choice for colder summer climates. Cut similarity to Lemaire, it's also a slightly more budget-friendly option if you're looking for that silhouette.

Needles Short Suit

1BV Neck Jacket

1BV Neck Jacket

$556

Needles

Buy at Nepenthes
Rev. Basketball Shorts

Rev. Basketball Shorts

$340

Needles

Buy at Nepenthes

Summer suits are for formal occasions, but who said you couldn't wear shorts to a wedding? Enter Needles' pattern jacket and short set. With the right sneakers, this suit will rival any full-length fit.

Daily Paper Bonne Suit

Suit

$286

Daily Paper x Bonne Suits

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Daily Paper is one of the coolest brands around right now, and this all-white suit is no exception. The double-breasted suit comes in a heavy cotton fabric and features a co-branded Daily Paper x Bonne graphic on back.

Fumito Ganryu Suit

Flattened Blazer

Flattened Blazer

$950

Fumito Ganryu

Summer Sale - Up to 60% off

Summer Sale - Up to 60% off

Buy at ssense
Sarouel Trousers

Sarouel Trousers

$625

Fumito Ganryu

Summer Sale - Up to 60% off

Summer Sale - Up to 60% off

Buy at ssense

Beige suits tend to get overlooked (no one wants to wear a safari suit) but the cut on this one is too good to ignore.

Cos Tailored Suit

Tailored Pants

Tailored Pants

$115

COS

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Tailored Blazer

Tailored Blazer

$190

COS

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Sometimes you just want a basic suit that will work for any occasion and Cos' recycled nylon suit ticks all the boxes.

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