With temperatures rising, it only makes sense that there will be a significant shift in your wardrobe. The change from cold to hot may have you feeling lukewarm about your summer style, but stick to these 5 simple steps to keep your game on point.

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PICK LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS

The key to looking cool all summer long is choosing materials that breathe and move with you. Ditch the wool and instead pick linen and cotton options for your suiting needs. When it comes to more casual situations, cutoff chinos make for great pieces to transition from work to the weekend.

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A STRONG SHOE GAME

Summer has a special place in our hearts, and the shoes that we get to wear during warmer weather is a big part of the reason why. We’ll be the first ones to break out the no-show socks and slip into a luxurious pair of leather loafers, or those brand new monk straps we’ve been hoarding since there was snow on the ground. With the decrease in precipitation, it’s the perfect time to put on those more delicate materials.

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A COOL COLOR PALETTE

Summer is also the perfect time to invest in some brighter colors. Preppy hues like bright blues, reds, greens, and yellows can make your outfit pop while still appearing appropriate. When adding some additional colors to your summer suiting, focus one one colorful piece and leave the rest of your outfit and accessories neutral. Brighter colors pair great with whites, khaki, denim, and lighter colored linen.

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PILE ON THE ACCESSORIES

That fedora that’s been gathering dust in the back of your closet? Now’s the time to break that baby out. Not only will it protect your face from the sun, but it also shows that you know your personal style and are willing to take a few risks.

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STRATEGIC SUNNIES

Finding the right sunglasses shape for your face can be a challenge, but once you have a few go-to pairs in your arsenal you’ll be set for summer. Again, you always want to protect your eyes from the sun especially if you will be outside for prolonged amounts of time, and investing in a good pair of glasses that complements your face shape can put your summer style game that much more on point.