Summer is my personal favourite time of year. Old man winter is finally hibernating and patios are opening up again and the warm sun can actually touch your skin. For me, though it’s all about dressing well and warm weather allows you to indulge in your sartorial best self.
The neutral colours of winter should now be put away, bring out your vibrant colours and patterns that express how you are feeling. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box, warm weather represents new beginnings so make some bold style choices and run with it. The key is to pay attention to fit and that even if your colour choices are bold, they should coordinate.
Best Summer Fabrics
Oxfords: No not the shoes. Oxford cloth is a mid-weight basket weave material that comes in a variety of colours and styles. It should be a staple in your summer look. Get Here.
Henley: Form-fitting cotton shirts that will help show off those gains and are light and breezy to keep you feeling cool. Get Here.
Chambray: Is a like a very light denim like material that is really a plain weave cotton. Comes in a variety of colours and is again breathable. Get Here.
Linen: Is the wonder fabric of summer, it’s one the most breathable of fabrics. Linen is the best fabric for this warm weather and is great for shirts and blazers. Get a silk linen blend that helps decrease the wrinkle factor of linen. Get Here.
Seersucker: This is my favourite of the warm weather fabrics. It is a light puckered cotton that is usually striped. It is perfect for a casual suit that looks dressy for the warmer weather and your body will thank you for it. Get Here.
Tones And Colors
This summer get your tonal game tight. Leave the dark colours and shades behind. Tonal colours refer to the different shades of the same colour. For example, light blue with dark blue, turquoise with royal purple etc. This elevates your summer look and lets you really brighten up your wardrobe through contrasting. It also gives your wardrobe greater versatility.
Be adventurous with tonal pastels.
Come Wind Or Rain
With summer comes rain and heavy winds so be armed with a great windbreaker and raincoat. Your closet should have at least two of each in great versatile colours and lengths. For your workwear, you should have a ¾ length raincoat that is lightweight but stylish. Black and navy are great colours to have but again go with what speaks to your own personal style.
There is a slew of windbreakers on the market in a multitude of colours and designs. Get two that speak to your personality and rock them proudly.
Every man should have a sturdy full-size umbrella so that you don’t get wet. And you can be chivalrous and offer a lady some protection as well. Get Here.
On Your Feet
I strongly believe no outfit comes together if you are wearing bad shoes. These are the three key footwear for summer.
Loafers: These are must-haves. Loafers in a nice earth tone are the shade to go for. Whether you get a pair with tassels or a penny loafer style you are safe. Ideally, have both for variety. Shop summer essential mens loafers from MyLoafers.
White Trainers: Nothing says warm weather like an extra white pair of trainers. Keep them clean and throw them on with chinos or jeans and you will simply look fresh and clean. Get Here.
Suede Oxfords: A great pair of suede oxfords brings an extra kick to your summer look. Throw in some bright laces and you can really make a statement.
The details matter so your accessories must be on point to complete your summer look.
Watch: Always go for a subtle statement piece.
Bracelet: This should be worn next to your watch or on the opposite wrist. There are many varieties out there to wear. So, find a few that speak to your style and dress up that wrist. Get Here.
Rings: Keep it tasteful. You should wear one with a max of two rings. Get Here.
Sunglasses: Warm weather brings the bright sunshine and your yes need stylish protection. Pay attention to the shape of your face and stick with a style that speaks to your personality. Get Here.
There you have it, folks, some key items to get your summer wardrobe rolling in the right direction.