Proms, graduation, weddings, summer parties – this time of year is brimming with the kind of triple-A parties that require you to put in a little more effort when it comes to getting ready.

Which is great, because who doesn't like getting dressed up in their best duds for a decent soiree? And, of course, formal menswear and tailoring doesn't just mean a black or navy suit these days. Which is also great, because wearing one of those bad boys to an all-day August wedding? Not so much.

Brilliant blue blazers, linen suits and shirts, the mighty cotton Oxford, even smart chino shorts – you've got serious options. But on top of that, summer is the time to have a bit of fun with your accessories.

Brightly coloured pocket squares, patterned – but never novelty! – ties, lapel pins, tie-clips, and, of course, sprezzy sunglasses and shoes – this is where you can have some fun. Check out some prime picks below.