Be a good sport: 5 sport coats to suit up in this summer
Gentlemen, ready to suit up for summer? Let the heavy, wool suit jackets go into hibernation until next fall. Sport coats are ideal warm-weather wardrobe alternatives for everything from summer soirees and weddings to business-casual days in the office. For the fashion forward, let your jacket be a wild card in your closet, paired with shorts or your favorite dark denim.
Here are five sport coats worth investing in for summer 2015.
Lighten up your work wardrobe this summer with a linen sport jacket. We’re partial to the “natural” color of this one that is a perfect match for solid white or blue dress shirts or toning down brighter plaids. The lightweight fabric looks sharp and will keep you cool during your commute. Tassa Elba Island linen two-button blazer, $89.99 on sale, macys.com
Perfect for summer traveling, this dapper jersey blazer won’t wrinkle during your flight. For a casual-cool look, dress it down with a chambray shirt underneath. Topman navy jersey slimfit blazer, $140, nordstrom.com
This lightweight, breezy sport coat in tan pincord looks sharp and won’t break the bank. The neutral color will play well with just about anything in your closet–mixing with plaid for a Sunday’s best outfit. Or, steal a look from celebs like Trey Songz and Ryan Reynolds and mix it with denim. Dark denim plays best with sports coats and the key is to make sure both your coat and jeans are fitted. Stafford Signature cotton sport coat, $59.99 on sale, jcpenney.com
For a cool, lived-in look, this chambray blazer could be dressed up with a dress shirt and tie or played down with a lightweight henley or even a band or concert T-shirt. It’s fully lined with a notch lapel and two-button closure. Banana Republic chambray blazer, $198, bananarepublic.com
A seersucker suit gets a modern update with this slim fit, and, well, we’re simply suckers for the Southern charm of a seersucker coat. Try it with a small polka dot button-up or a pastel gingham dress shirt and round out the look with a handsome bow tie. Haggar 1926 Originals seersucker sport coat, $99.99 on sale, kohls.com