When temperatures soar, nothing beats crisp linen attire. In varied textures, styles and silhouettes, linen is just what you are looking for to beat the sweltering summer heat, with panache. The perfect choice for the perfect gentleman, whether you are attending a friend’s party or addressing a business gathering, linen makes a subtle yet definitive statement.

Here is the linen guide to dressing for different occasions.

A Business Meeting

Create a professional ensemble for business meetings with a grey, tan or navy blue linen suit. Match it with a button-down shirt, leather shoes and a smart tie to own the room. For a slightly informal gathering or a business lunch, you can always team a linen blazer with jeans or a smart linen shirt with trousers. Add to that a pair of loafers and you are dressed to win the day.

A Sunday Brunch

A laidback summer afternoon requires just the perfect outfit. Linen, of course, is the most obvious choice here. A lightweight linen shirt in pure white with coffee coloured trousers or navy blue pants creates a classic look. Pastel shades of blues, off whites and light pinks make a memorable impression. For something more daring, take the look a little further seek out bright linen shirts in pop colours like hot pink, bright green and royal blue to dazzle the crowd. Linen trousers or slacks in shades of navy blue, beige, brown and white paired with polo tees in sorbet shades exude a stylishly relaxed air.

A Dinner Party

Dressing for a dinner party can become a task during summer and integrating linen into your wardrobe solves a lot of troubles. Nothing spells sophistication quite as a much as a linen shirt does. This lightweight fabric is ideal to wear with a pair of great fitting trousers and layer under a casual blazer for a slightly more dapper look. On the other hand, linen pants in darker shades can be dressed up with a collared shirt and lace-up shoes for an elegant dinner soiree.

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