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Without fail, summer always manages to bring a few unexpected trends into the fold, and the most intriguing one of the moment (in my opinion) is summer suiting. Hear me out on this. Sure, there are a ton of noteworthy bikini, shoe, and dress trends that are defining the summer 2022 look, but none are as surprising and stylish as suiting. While suiting has become a staple part of runway collections and everyone’s wardrobes for the past few seasons, one thing that makes this “trend” intriguing is its common association with colder months. It’s not exactly the most tempting of thoughts to be trying to schlep through a hot summer day in a suit, yet the celeb and fashion set can’t seem to stop doing just that. And it’s not just the counterintuitive nature of wearing a suit during sweltering heat that makes this an exciting trend to watch. It’s the styling itself that’s noteworthy.
These aren’t the overly romantic, pastel-hued pantsuits of the past or even the starkly minimalist iterations. These feel intentionally genderless. They’re less focused on sharp tailoring and lean into androgynous separates like waistcoats. Fashion people are opting for oversize silhouettes and finishing off the look with “ugly” accessories like chunky sandals and sporty sunglasses. The result is an anti-pretty relaxed-suiting look bound to turn some heads. But if you’re unsure how exactly this is different from former suit trends, keep scrolling, as I’ve rounded up some examples of how celebrities and people in fashion are styling their suits this summer. Plus, I’ve shopped out the key pieces you’ll need to create the look for yourself.