Simple Summer Business Casual

Dressing on a daily basis and being stylish does not mean having to continually reinvent the wheel or impress with some mind-blowing accessory. Sometimes keeping it simple and sticking to some great basics are all you need. Here’s an extremely simple business casual look built on a few staple pieces from my wardrobe.

Simple Summer Business Casual - He Spoke Style

Regular readers of the blog know that I am a huge fan of my khaki cotton suit for the summer (see here, here, and here). It’s an incredibly versatile piece and looks great with just about any color combination. Paired with one of my favorite blue shirts, it’s something that I know will always work even if I’m in a hurry and don’t have much time to think about my outfit.

Simple Summer Business Casual - He Spoke Style

Simple Summer Business Casual - He Spoke Style

Simple Summer Business Casual - He Spoke Style

Picking the right pocket square for an outfit is a topic that is frequently covered. My rule is that it should always compliment the other elements of your look rather than match them explicitly. Ideally, the right pocket square pulls an outfit together into a cohesive whole.

Simple Summer Business Casual - He Spoke Style

Simple Summer Business Casual - He Spoke Style

Simple Summer Business Casual - He Spoke Style

This Look: Khaki cotton suit by Brooks Brothers (Suiting Essentials) – Blue micro-stripe shirt by Michael Andrews Bespoke (similar here) – Pocket round c/o Quinntessential Gentleman custom (similar here) – Walnut calf dress belt c/o Allen Edmonds (Manistee) – Brown leather briefcase c/o Korchmar (Garfield) – Sunglasses by Ray-Ban (Clubmaster) – Watch with brown leather band by Timex – Navy NATO G10 watch strap by J.Crew – Brown leather double monk strap shoes by To Boot New York

One more thing. Korchmar is offering a special discount to He Spoke Style readers. Use code HESPOKE and receive 20% off the entire site from now until September 1.

Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

Brian
He Spoke Style

Photography by Rob McIver Photo.

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  • http://Etsy.com/shop/MVOdesigns Michael Van Osch

    Excellent! This is right on – and how I dress throughout our entire Atlanta summer.
    Cheers
    MVO

    • http://hespokestyle.com Brian Sacawa

      Awesome. Thanks, as always, Michael.

  • Seth Nelson

    Love the look. I do have a question about going sockless. How do you deal with oder issues? Doesn’t sweat cause problems? I thought avoiding that was one of the purposes of wearing socks.

    • http://hespokestyle.com Brian Sacawa

      Indeed. I’ve been wearing no-show socks. Gives you the sockless look, but keeps your feet dry.