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How to Wear a Formal Shirt in Summer

Written by: Rebecca Shires | July 10, 2017.

Whilst summer is the season of all things cool and casual, there will be occasions where you’ll want to increase the formality of your wardrobe and dress up. This season is probably the best time of year for evening antics whether it’s nights out on the town, garden BBQs or wild weekends away.

The warm weather – particularly when cooling off as the sun goes down – makes for the perfect opportunity to wear a formal shirt. With a huge range at Mainline, you’re sure to find a button-up to suit your style and have you feeling fresh on those warm summer evenings.

Button-up? Button down!

Styling a formal shirt in the summer differs in that your priority should not only be looking fresh but keeping cool. It’s the time of year where you’re expected to lay back and relax and your fashion sense should show this.

With this in mind, instead of buttoning your shirt up to the neck, leave a few buttons undone toward the top of the shirt. This will not only give off the bearing that you’re in the summertime spirit, but it’ll also allow cool air to circulate around your body. Practical and stylish!

To tuck or not to tuck, that is the question.

Whilst tucking shirts is the standard when it comes to formality, if you’re styling the shirt in summer then you’re probably better off keeping it untucked. Granted tucking is smarter, but it’s not necessary for casual occasions or nights out, especially in the heat.

Leaving your shirt out gives a much more laxed appeal and laidback appearance, just be sure the shirt is a quality slim fit one so it doesn’t flare out and make you look fat, or that you don’t know how to dress yourself.

Whilst most people steer clear of formal shirts in the summer due to the heat, you can style them so that they’re cool and comfortable, whilst still looking smart in the sun. But don’t just take our word for it, head over to Mainline now to check out our range and find out for yourself!

Written by Aaron Thompson

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