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Time to Break Out Your Summer Suit

And yes, it can have pants.

Photo: Emily Soto
Photo: Emily Soto

Everybody wants to wear suits: Michelle Obama, Timothée Chalamet, Cate Blanchette, courtside basketball analyst Clyde Frazier, Beyoncé … you get the idea. But as anyone who has worked in a conservative office during the summer months knows, a suit in the heat can get uncomfortable quickly.

Thus, when selecting your summer suit, you have to make some tough choices. You could go with a short suit or skirt suit, but let’s be honest, nothing tops a pantsuit when it comes to style and versatility. So as a concession to the weather, try it in a lightweight fabric and add a pair of iridescent wedges for ventilation. Pick a summer-y color, too: baby blue is fun enough to make a statement, but also appropriate for almost all situations. (Although, warning, it may cause nostalgia.) Then scrunch up your sleeves, and voila — a look that means business.

Photo: Emily Soto

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Eloquii Long Tie Waist Blazer

Available in sizes 14–28.

Eloquii Kady Fit Pant

Available in sizes 14–28.

Mango Linen Blazer Suit

Available in sizes 2–10.

Mango Linen Suit Trousers

Available in sizes 2–10.

Maryam Nassir Zadeh Wave Wedge
Charlotte Chesnais Bond Bracelet

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Time to Break Out Your Summer Suit