Transition Pieces Perfect for Summer

Blue linen blazer worn on State and Standard blog as transitional summer dressing6.25-14326.25-1462 6.25-1436 6.25-1445 6.25-14936.25-1479I really appreciate pieces that I can wear in more than one way and part of the fun with menswear is the ability to take a standard “uniform” (shirt & pants, primarily)  and dress it up or down. This is the same shirt and pants that I wore while we were in St. Thomas, but by adding a linen blazer and swapping sandals for brogues, my island-wear can also be office appropriate. Kind of a novel idea, but a single statement blazer can truly elevate most looks. This type of transitional summer dressing is what keeps the warmer months still looking sharp.

During the summer, linen becomes your best friend in almost every iteration. You can find linen pants, shirts, jackets…pretty much anything. And it is no wonder, with such a breathable fabric, that it gets used so often. Investing in these types of pieces, like this linen blazer, are completely seasonably appropriate but also strong style statements will help getting dressed a bit easier. So

Sand Linen Sportcoat
J. Crew Slim Secret Wash Shirt
J. Crew Lightweight Chinos
Banana Republic Brogues
Ray-Ban Clubmasters
Frank & Oak Belt
Ben Minkoff Briefcase
Apple Watch

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