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Warmer temperatures mean that wedding season is around the corner, so now’s the time to break out your summer suiting. And if you don’t have a suit for summer, then now’s the time to check out Banana Republic’s wedding and event attire. After all, while you might already have a navy wool suit in the closet, you might not have a tan linen one. The last thing summer wedding season should be is stuffy, which is why Banana Republic prioritized light fabrics like linen and cotton in shades of beige and white for their wedding collection.
Whether you’re a plus-one at casual beachside nuptials or you’re the groom-to-be (congrats, by the way), Banana Republic’s sophisticated selection of event attire has you covered. The collection ranges from cotton shirt jackets and white jeans to traditional wool suits and tuxedos, meaning you can find something no matter what the dress code is. If your event is a destination wedding, that’s even better; BR drew heavy inspiration from travel, sailing and exploration for stylish, heritage designs, featuring the safari suit-inspired Expedition Suit or the Map Print Silk Pocket Square.
Most of the pieces come in earthy, neutral colors which are perfect for the seaside or outdoor wedding. But if you’re looking to keep it classic, you can also pick up navy, gray and black suiting and formalwear. The best thing about this collection is that it’s not just for weddings and events. The linen suit pant would look great with a t-shirt on a night out, while the oxford shoes are perfect for a business casual workplace.
Check out some of our favorite pieces from the collection below and have your summer wedding looks ready to go before the save-the-dates land in your mailbox.
1. Irish Linen Tuxedo Jacket
The only thing more summery than a tan suit is one in linen, and this jacket fits the bill perfectly. The single-button closure and peak lapel add a touch of formality to this suit, making for the most casual and laid-back tuxedo we’ve ever seen.
2. Irish Linen Tuxedo Pant
The pant is the perfect companion to the jacket, but it works surprisingly well on its own. Made from 100% linen, they’re a breathable and rakish option for a beach wedding.
3. Pelle Suit Jacket
This jacket is crafted with a cotton-linen fabric, making for a breathable alternative to traditional wool. Plus, the patch pockets add to the casual look of the jacket, while the pale blue color calls to mind sunny skies.
4. Pelle Suit Short
For an unexpected variation on the traditional suit, pair these shorts with the matching Pelle jacket and suede shoes or white sneakers.
5. Stripe Resort Shirt
This is a lightweight luxury piece that can be paired with pants, shorts, sneakers or sandals for a laid-back yet sophisticated summer ensemble. It’s made of a blend of linen and cotton and is cut with a little extra room, making it breezy and breathable. This shirt is perfect for a vacation look, a casual summer wedding rehearsal dinner or a date night out in a tropical climate.
6. Slim LUXE Traveler Jean
There’s no need to be afraid of white jeans; they can be more easily dressed up with tailoring than their blue brethren, and they add a certain Italian sprezzatura to any outfit. You can take the prep out of them by wearing them with a denim jacket and suede boots. These have just enough stretch to keep you comfortable and on the move.
7. Standard Non-Iron Dress Shirt
You know the feeling of chagrin when you pack your favorite dress shirt for a wedding, open your suitcase and realize you’re in desperate need of an iron? This shirt is designed to help you avoid that fate. It’s made with 100% cotton that’s wrinkle-resistant, so you can stay looking crisp and pulled together with minimal effort. The seams, armholes and collar are all specially treated to stay as smooth as possible. This shirt would work perfectly underneath a suit jacket or sport coat, and can also pair with pants or shorts.
8. CPO Jacket
Looking for a shirt to wear while traveling? This CPO jacket is light enough to pass for a shirt but sturdy enough to keep you warm if you layer it over a sweater. The two large patch pockets offer a secure place for your passport and sunglasses. And most importantly, this jacket will look good once you’re out of the airport.
9. Expedition Suit Jacket
For a suit jacket that stands out from the pack, pick up this Expedition suit jacket. It’s inspired by the classic look of a safari jacket, but updated for the modern era with a slim fit. The jacket is crafted with a cotton-linen fabric for breathability, and the ample pockets give you plenty of storage for anything you might carry.
10. Expedition Suit Pant
Like the other suit pants from Banana Republic, these work remarkably well as separates; you can wear them with a crisp button-down and loafers or dress it down with sneakers and a t-shirt.
11. Crosswind Suit Vest
Did someone say wedding-ready Indiana Jones? This suit vest is one of our favorite pieces in the collection, because of its tailored and luxurious look. It has tabs in the back for a customized, measured fit and can be worn on its own to a more casual event, or underneath a suit jacket. It’s lightweight and breathable, so layering is definitely in the cards, and the material comes straight from the Italian Alps so you know it’s legit.
12. Jacobean Suit Pant
If you’re looking to spice up your wedding looks this season, this patterned suit pant is perfect for formal occasions where you want to stand out. The floral pattern makes for a sleek statement, and the linen and cotton blend gives these pants a luxurious cut. The pants have a tapered fit making them flattering for a variety of heights, and the adjustable tabs around the waist enable a customized fit.
13. Untucked Chambray Shirt
Denim and chambray shirts are durable, but they’re also versatile. This chambray shirt is dressy enough to wear with a suit jacket, or you can dress it down with a pair of shorts. Two secure chest pockets add to the practicality of this shirt.
14. Brendt Suede Chukka Boot
Good shoes are essential. These classic desert boots are finished in suede, for a casual yet sophisticated shoe that can be worn with jeans or a linen suit, such as one of the options featured on this list.
15. Map Print Silk Pocket Square
Add a touch of adventure to your tailoring with this printed pocket square, which features a stylish map print. Featuring locations inspired by imagined worlds, like the Isle of Giraffes and Raider’s Lookout, these original details provide a dash of whimsy to a classic piece.
16. Micro Floral Nanotex Tie
A good tie can really hold an outfit together, no pun intended, and this one has a classic design that’ll compliment most outfits. It’s made with smart technology that makes it both stain-resistant and water-repellent, and it’s been hand-shaped and pressed for a clean, polished finish.
17. Rease Leather Oxford
The worst part about fancy men’s shoes? The sweaty insides, rigid leather uppers that cut into your feet and stiff feel overall that can leave your dogs barking by the end of the night. Not with this timeless Oxford design. This Oxford shoe has a lug sole and utilitarian feel, as well as a burnished finish for extra shine and protection. The shoes are made with lightweight and durable OrthoLite insoles, that provide plenty of cushion and breathability, and wick away moisture so you stay comfortable.