Men's Summer Suits

There are plenty of occasions where a suit is an absolute necessity, and many opportunities to look good in one. A suit should be a part of a man's wardrobe essentials, no matter the season. That's right, even summer. Besides, when do suits ever fall out of fashion? A great summer suit will definitely make a statement.

The key to wearing an appropriate suit for the season is going with something lighter in color, such as khaki or navy. Let's not forget, lighter colors reflect more sunlight. You also want to make sure that your suit is breathable in the summer heat—think linen. If you really want to make a statement, a textured or pattern piece is the way to go.

Summer suits are versatile and suitable enough for events like summer weddings or garden parties. Of course, there are plenty of alternatives to wearing a suit, but surely they don't spark the same confidence that a suit inspires.

Here are a few perfect examples of great summer suits:

Check out Bonobos' men's summer suit collection.

Summer Garden Wedding Guest

As a wedding guest, appropriate attire is dependent on what time of year it is and what type of wedding. No matter the type of wedding it is that you're attending, you want to stand out in the crowd without outshining the bride. After all, it is her special day. This summer, I am invited to a garden wedding, and I've narrowed it down to the most important factors I will consider when searching for the perfect outfit.

I lean more towards comfort when it comes to my style. Wearing a dress is the easiest way to go, because it's almost an entire outfit in itself; all that's left to do is accessorize, which is the fun part. When attending a summer garden wedding, it is most likely going to be hot outside. So, you want to wear something that lets you breathe, without showing too much skin. You also want to wear a pop color, it being a garden wedding after all, whether it be on the lighter or darker scale. I personally prefer dark, solid colors; so, I would go with a color something like a medium burgundy. Because you want to be comfortable and able to move around, a simple mini dress with a feminine twist is the way to go. Here is a perfect example of an appropriate summer garden wedding guest dress.

This dress is from MillybridalShop, where you can find many other lovely wedding attire, as well as beautiful 2014 wedding gowns.

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Exquisite Evening Dresses

DressV is an online woman's bridal shop, that carries beautiful wedding apparel and accessories, as well as special occasion dresses. DressV carries the latest trends in bridal fashion and a wide selection of pieces to choose from. At DressV, you can also find bridesmaid dresses, mother of the bride dresses, flower girl dresses, prom dresses, homecoming dresses, cocktail dresses, designer dresses, formal dresses, lingerie, jewelry, shoes, bags and much more. When browsing through this online shop, I found their evening dresses from to be the most exquisite; some are just breathtaking, particularly the vintage inspired pieces. Here are some of my favorites.

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Beecology's Honey and Botanical Shampoo is a natural, paraben and sulfate-free product that contains, as mentioned in its name, an abundance of healthy botanicals. I know what you're thinking... "what about that nice soapy lather that makes my hair feel so nice and clean?" Good news! This product does just that! Not only does Beecology's natural shampoo stray away from harmful ingredients, but it is full of healing ones. Soothing, healing, and healthy. What more could you ask for in a shampoo? 

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