With the 2015 Met Gala just around the corner—not to mention a growing pile of summer wedding invites streaming in—’tis the season to dress to impress. Although jacket and tie might be a requirement, an ordinary suit is not. From all-white looks to matador-inspired tuxes, take a cue from these ten tailored trends, sure to earn you the title of best-dressed guest.

LIGHT GREY FOR DAYS

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RICHARD JAMES Two-Button Suit and Polka Dot Neck Tie / HARRIS Burnished Plain-Toe Bluchers

A light grey suit is the warm-weather counterpart to your favorite black basic. Keep a stash of colorful ties on hand to jazz this one up…and repeat.

NO COLLAR, NO PROBLEM

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GIORGIO Armani Suit and Collarless Shirt

Buck tradition with a V-Neck alternative to the old standby, guaranteed to make you stand out from even the most festive crowd.

RED, WHITE, AND BLUE

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CANALI Two-Button Kei Sportcoat / BARNEYS NEW YORK Linen Shirt / BOGLIOLI Stretch-Twill Trousers / CROCKETT & JONES Suede Cavendish Tassel Loafers

A crisp coat in an eye-catching color and sleek white slacks are key to this patriotic and preppy take.

CROP IT LIKE IT’S HOT

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WOOSTER + LARDINI Embroidered Face Three-Button SportcoatMélange Drop-Rise Cuffed Trousers, and Dot-Collar Oxford Shirt / ALDEN Perforated Wingtip Blucher

No need to worry about finding the perfect socks. This season’s cropped cuffs hit at or above the ankle, letting your spiffy shoes take center stage.

CLEAN KHAKI

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RALPH LAUREN BLACK LABEL Two-Button Anthony Suit, Solid Dress Shirt, and Faille Neck Tie / ALDEN Penny Loafer

For a summer suiting alternative, nothing looks cleaner than khaki. Pair with a simple white pocket square and a blue Oxford shirt for a look that reads more ‘dressy Saturday’ than casual Friday.

OH SO ORNATE

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DOLCE & GABBANA Brocade & Velvet Three-Piece Tuxedo

You don’t have to be a bullfighter to channel old-world luxury with a decorative 3-piece number. If you think combining brocade, velvet, and ornate trims in one look sounds like overkill, prepare to be proven wrong by this impressive Dolce & Gabbana matador-themed tux.

WHITE WEDDING

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FAÇONNABLE Suit / CROCKETT & JONES Shoes / CROCKETT & JONES Radley II Monk Shoes

For a decidedly modern getup, consider an all-white ensemble. Bonus: It will keep you nice and cool, even at that tropical destination wedding.

KEEP IT COOL

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BRIONI Two-Button Sportcoat, Broadcloth Dress Shirt, and Diagonal Stripe Piqué Neck Tie / DI BIANCO Burnished Perforated Balmorals

A modern assortment of cool hues—think pale blues and steely greys—lends your ensemble dimension and polish.

SUBTLY STRIPED

BE JEWEL-TONED

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BURBERRY XO BARNEYS NEW YORK Satin-Lapel Single-Button SportcoatTuxedo-Stripe Trousers, and Pleated-Bib Tuxedo Shirt, Biddick Bluchers, and Satin Bow Tie

Neutrals not necessary. Rich jewel hues like teal and oxblood merge sophistication with a touch of whimsy.

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