Summer is always a tricky season. It's good because you can get away with wearing less, but it can also pose a problem when you want to dress up or have a special occasion to attend. If you dare to layer in the summer (especially in the South), 1) Make sure you go with an unstructured light-weight blazer. 2) If you're going to wear a jacket, make sure you pick a great pocket square too. I've paired this beautiful navy square from our friends, Kiriko, with my floral tie. If you have a more neutral colored or plain tie, maybe go with a pocket square that has brighter colors. 3) Lose the socks and go with a pair of dressy loafers. 4) Be sure to wear a light colored cotton shirt. Don't pick something that is thick fabric and darker colored. 5) Pick an accessory that pops. I've kept the colors pretty basic in the outfit below, but wanted to go with a light blue floral tie to make the outfit stand out more and add some interest. 6) Add a nice pair of glasses. I actually consider glasses as an additional layer to an outfit. Even if you don't have a jacket and are going with something more simple like an untucked oxford button-up with a pair of chinos, proper eyewear can definitely make your outfit more stylish.