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
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
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
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
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.
OH SO ORNATE
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.
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
A modern assortment of cool hues—think pale blues and steely greys—lends your ensemble dimension and polish.
A wide, tonal stripe makes a subtle statement.
Neutrals not necessary. Rich jewel hues like teal and oxblood merge sophistication with a touch of whimsy.