You must break out the lighter fabrics in summer. Linen, seersucker, chino and of course cotton. Summer is the time to put away fabrics that look so good in December and try something new and lighter.
A great way to try something new and light is with cotton. We all know about the cotton shirts and shorts. But another great use of cotton is with ties and jackets. (Gap has a great navy cotton jacket that is great for cool nights in the summer and fall. My favorite use of cotton is with ties. They allow you to dress up without looking pretentious or like you belong at Thanksgiving dinner.
J Crew this year have some of the best ties. I love the gingham tie and the madras tie, both great must have ties. The ties below are also a great way to wear cotton. They come in a cool plaid design but they are still cotton.
My favorite tie, is the one featured at the top of the page. Its color scheme is impeccably summer and the raw silk it is made from is also very summer. Okay, okay that tie is not cotton, but you can't go wrong with it. From what I can gather this is a J Press tie. I just wish they weren't out of stock... I want one. Random gift anyone?