When the dress code is business casual but the forecast warns of oppressive heat, the right choice is a blazer made of summer-weight fabric. The material should be lightweight and breathable, with the top candidates being linen, cotton, silk and lightweight wool. The blazer should also be unlined — a style that cuts unnecessary weight and softens the silhouette for a more causal aesthetic. Summer-weight blazers work well with everything from chinos and a tie to jeans and a t-shirt, and with proper preparation for the upcoming heat, you can stay cool without sacrificing style.
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Unstructured Ludlow Cotton-Linen Blazer by J. Crew $168
Indigo-Dyed Slub Cotton And Linen-Blend Blazer by Todd Snyder $400
Blue Archive Cotton And Linen-Blend Blazer by Our Legacy $410
Unstructured Cotton And Linen-Blend Blazer by Aspesi $420
Green Garment-Dyed Suit Jacket by Officine Generale $500
Brown Delave Herringbone Linen Blazer by Hackett $615
Blue Herringbone Linen Blazer by Eidos $740
Blue Seersucker Blazer by Camoshita $795
Bailey Canvas Blazer by Dries Van Noten $875
Single-Breasted Cream Linen Jacket by Drake’s With D. Coggins $1,295