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55 Best Summer Business Attire Ideas for Men

You don’t always have a choice to pick whether to go casual or stay formal when you have a strict dress code to follow in your company. But you cannot just simply grab a wrinkled shirt and unpolished shoes when it comes to business attire.

In many businesses, we still have to wear professionally even it is a warm month. However, we will make sure wearing light color outfits and breathable fabrics are our main objectives so that you won’t suffer too much under the hot sun.

We have curated more than fifty most stunning men summer business attire ideas to give you an idea of how to look professional even when it is the summer.

This article is part of our summer outfit ideas series.

Professional Work Outfits for Men – Summer Edition

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White shirt, leather belt, dress pants, loafers.

We love the idea of wearing a white shirt because it reflects all the different wavelengths and absorbs little to no light. You can feel less heat when you wear white outfits during the summer months. White shirts can also be paired with any kind of pants or suit.

White shirt, wool pants, and espadrilles

White shirt, wool pants, and espadrilles.

Tee shirt (wrap on the shoulder), white shirt, dark brown dress pants, and monk strap dress shoes

You don’t have to wear a suit jacket to look sophisticated in summer.
White shirt, dark brown dress pants, and monk strap dress shoes.

White shirt, wool pants and slip on shoes

When you are outside with a high temperature, just take off your suit jacket and carry it just like him.
White shirt, wool pants, and slip-on shoes.

White shirt, black dress pants, belt, handbag and derby dress shoes

White shirt, black dress pants, belt, handbag, and derby dress shoes.

White shirt (rolled up the sleeves), dark jeans, brown belt and brown monk strap shoes

White shirt (rolled up the sleeves), dark jeans, brown belt and brown monk strap shoes.

White shirt, blue checked dress pants, braided leather belt and monk strap shoes

White shirt, blue checked dress pants, braided leather belt, and monk strap shoes.

White shirt, pinstripe dress pants, and monk strap shoes

The classic combination of a formal outfit with a white shirt, pinstripe dress pants, and monk strap shoes.

White shirt, black dress pants, and derby leather shoes

White shirt, black dress pants, and derby leather shoes.

White shirt, dark blue dress pants, belt and derby dress shoes

White shirt, dark blue dress pants, belt and derby dress shoes.
If you love the idea of wearing a white shirt, we’ve written another similar post. To see more ideas, click here – White Shirt Outfit Ideas for Men.

Light blue shirt, leather belt, dress pants, double monk strap shoes

I bet you don’t want to only wear white shirts for the entire summer because it is quite boring unless you are a monochrome color lover. We have previously made a post of “60 Monochrome Outfits (All Black)” for monochrome outfits lover, click to check it out.

Blue shirt, black dress pants, and moccasins

Blue shirt, black dress pants, and moccasins.

Bluish gray shirt, blue suits, and white sneaker

Bluish gray shirt, blue suits, and white sneakers.

Light blue shirt, belt, white dress pants, and loafers

Light blue shirt, belt, white dress pants, and loafers.

Gray shirt, pinstripe dress pants, and brown monk strap shoes

Gray shirt, pinstripe dress pants, and brown monk strap shoes.

Light blue shirt, chinos pants, and white sneaker

Light blue shirt, chino pants, and white sneakers.
If your office doesn’t request you to wear leather shoes, a pair of white sneakers could be a nice choice during summer.

Gray woven shirt, belt, and wool dress pants

Another choice of fabric for a shirt and pants.
Gray woven shirt, belt, and wool dress pants.

Blue shirt with striped tie and blue dress pants

Blue shirt with striped tie and blue dress pants.

Dark shirt, dark dress pants, and loafers

If you stay inside the office for the whole day, you can go for dark color office wear but be careful of too many dark elements. Try to expose some of your body parts like the ankle to see the break.
Dark shirt, dark dress pants, and loafers.

Black shirt, wool pants, braided leather belt, and loafers

Black shirt, wool pants, braided leather belt, and loafers.

Checked white shirt, blue dress pants, and brown dress shoes

Checked white shirt, blue dress pants, and brown dress shoes.

Green pinstripe shirt, dress pants and sneaker

Green pinstripe shirt, dress pants and sneaker.

Purple pinstripe shirt, wool pants, and double monk strap shoes

Purple pinstripe shirt, wool pants, and double monk strap shoes.

Blue pinstripe shirt and dark wool pants

Blue pinstripe shirt and dark wool pants.

Blue pinstripe shirt, dark blue jeans and brown monk strap shoes

Blue pinstripe shirt, dark blue jeans and brown monk strap shoes.

Blue + white pinstripe shirt, dark blue dress pants, and white sneaker

Blue + white pinstripe shirt, dark blue dress pants, and white sneaker.

Checked shirt (small square), gray khaki pants, and white sneaker

Checked shirt (small square), gray khaki pants, and white sneaker.

Pinstripe shirts, gray jeans and brown wingtip boots

Pinstripe shirts, gray jeans and brown wingtip boots.

Pinstripe shirt, leather belt, and dress pants

Pinstripe shirt, leather belt, and dress pants.
The most common office wear in South East Asia where every day is a hot day.

Horizontal pinstripe shirt, blazer, and blue dress pants

Horizontal pinstripe shirt, blazer, and blue dress pants.

White shirt, blue suspender, blue dress pants and oxford leather shoes

White shirt, blue suspender, blue dress pants and oxford leather shoes.

White shirt, suspender, blue pinstripe dress pants and double monk strap shoes

White shirt, suspender, blue pinstripe dress pants and double monk strap shoes.

White shirt, striped tie, brown wool pants

White shirt, striped tie, brown wool pants.

White shirt, checked vest and dress pants

White shirt, checked vest and dress pants.
When you have to go out under the hot sun, rather than wearing a thick suit, you can go for a ‘vest’. You will still look professional and stylish even without a suit.

White shirt, dark blue vest and checked dress pants

White shirt, dark blue vest and checked dress pants.

White shirt, wool vest and pants, black tie, black socks and derby dress shoes

White shirt, wool vest and pants, black tie, black socks and derby dress shoes.

Blue pinstripe blazer, blue shirt, chinos, and sneaker

When you have some after work activities during summer, we recommend you to pick a business shirt that could pair with a blazer. So that you can take off your blazer when you are outside and wear it on when you are inside the office or pub/bar.
Blue pinstripe blazer, blue shirt, chinos pants, and sneaker.

Black blazer, white shirt, chinos pants, and boots

Black blazer, white shirt, chinos pants, and boots.

Light gray wool blazer, white shirt, white dress pants, and loafers

Light gray wool blazer, white shirt, white dress pants, and loafers.

Dark color blazer, pinstripe shirt, and khaki pants

Dark color blazer, pinstripe shirt, and khaki pants.

The classic black suit, white shirt, and oxford dress shoes

The classic black suit, white shirt, and oxford dress shoes.
Considering it is summer, I think if you will not wear a tie for a semi-formal event, it is still acceptable. But remember not to wear a baggy or uncut suit as it shows unprofessional.

Mandarin collar white shirt, black suit, and monk strap shoes

Mandarin collar white shirt, black suit, and monk strap shoes.
If you are not going to wear a tie for the whole day, a mandarin collar white shirt is another good pick as well.

White shirt, dark blue shirt, and oxford dress shoes

White shirt, dark blue shirt, and oxford dress shoes.

White shirt, blue suits, and canvas shoes

White shirt, blue suits, and canvas shoes.
You can go for another type of shoes if the event or the meeting you attend is a semi-formal type.

White shirt, blue suits, and double monk strap shoes

White shirt, blue suits, and double monk strap shoes.

Wool blend suit, white shirt

We love wool blend suit and we think every man should at least has a suit in his wardrobe, and we think wool blend type is the best choice. We also made a post about The Clothes A Man Needs In His Wardrobe, take a look.

Printed shirt, blue suit, and white sneaker

Printed shirt, blue suit, and white sneaker.

Oxford white shirts, dark gray suit, and oxford leather shoes

Oxford white shirts, dark gray suit, and oxford leather shoes.
Instead of wearing a tie, you can button up a shirt.

Mandarin collar blue shirt, dark blue shirt, and double monk strap shoes

Mandarin collar blue shirt, dark blue shirt, and double monk strap shoes.

White shirt, light brown suit (more to blazer + chinos pants) and derby dress shoes

White shirt, light brown suit (more to blazer + chinos pants) and derby dress shoes.

mandarin collar white shirt, gray wool suit, and monk strap shoes

On left: mandarin collar white shirt, gray wool suit, and monk strap shoes.
On right: white shirt, dark suit, and derby dress shoes.

Pinstripe suit and white shirt

Pinstripe suit and white shirt.
So it doesn’t have to be a plain suit for the whole summer, if budget allowed, go for another type of suits – Pinstripe Suit.

White shirt, double button pinstripe suit and white sneaker

White shirt, double button pinstripe suit and white sneaker.

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What model wear: white shirt, pinstripe suit, and loafer.

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The last style you must not strange on it, this is the classic office wear around the world with the white shirt, dark suits, and derby dress shoes. We have made a similar post about the dashing formal wear ideas, please read it here.

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