Nailing a sophisticated look can be tricky in the hot and sticky summer months, when even the mere thought of a blazer is too much to bear. But dressing to impress needn't be a chore nor challenge. The solution lies in breezy lightweight button-down shirts, which offer the perfect blend of smart and casual and will make you look as though you've made an effort.

For ultimate elegance, team your shirt with a pair of smart chinos and leather loafers or edge towards the casual end of the spectrum with sleek white sneakers. Summer sophistication made simple.

Oliver Spencer Pavillion Yellow Clerkenwell Tab Shirt

London-based label Oliver Spencer has made a name for itself as a reliable go-to for smart menswear staples with a laidback edge. This summery yellow shirt epitomises the brand's impeccable quality. The breathable blend of cotton and linen will keep you cool and comfortable whilst the slim collar and subtle check offer just the right amount of sophistication.

ISTO. Dark Green Linen Shirt

A linen shirt is the ultimate summer staple and no wardrobe is complete without one. This long sleeve premium linen shirt from Portuguese label ISTO. is lightweight and breezy, perfect for elegant summer events or a relaxed day at the beach. We're big fans of the dark green colour, which will look great paired with neutral tones.

Percival Mono Palm Cuban Short Sleeve Shirt

A printed Cuban collar shirt will give your summer wardrobe just the dose of retro appeal it needs. Crafted from a lightweight blend of cotton and rayon, Percival's printed version will see you through the warmer months in style. Wear it tucked in with a belt or unbuttoned over a plain white tee.

Round out your summer shirt collection: Read our guide to linen shirts.

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