Dress for Success with These Summer Style Tips

Kath —  May 25, 2017

Summer is upon us. The temperature is up, and the sun is out. That means it’s time to switch your wardrobe. You can peel off those heavy coats in exchange of lightweight fabrics and brighter colors. Of course, you want to look sharp while enjoying the warm weather. The problem is that men are usually stuck with a selection of shirts, shorts, and trouser options. Outfits tend to look a little too bland. As such, a lot of men find themselves looking to pep up their summer style.

A lot of men would turn off their fashion sense as soon as summer hits to stay cool. The temperature may be rising, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up on being stylish. In today’s post, we have gathered some summer style tips that will help you look your best without sweating your balls off. We can’t promise that you won’t sweat at all. But if you follow these tips, we can guarantee that you’ll stay and look cool in the summer heat.

T-shirts

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T-shirts are a versatile piece of clothing that is appropriate for casual wear. It projects a cool, laid-back vibe, which is perfect for low-key occasions like kicking back with your friends at the park. I think every guy should have a few t-shirts in their wardrobe. After all, they’re considered as men’s wardrobe essentials.

Don’t stick to one type of t-shirt. Go for a V-neck, crew neck or a Y-neck. If you want something a bit more stylish, go for a polo shirt. It is still classified as a t-shirt, but it has a collar, which adds a level of style to it. You can look good and stay comfortable at the same time.

The classic crew neck is the go-to basic t-shirt of most men. To achieve a summery vibe, pair your t-shirt with slim fit jeans or your favorite pair of chinos. If you want a simpler outfit,  grab a pair of shorts instead. Always make sure you know your fit. Your shirt shouldn’t be too tight or too loose.

Shirts

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Dress shirts are no longer reserved for formal occasions or business wear. In fact, they are considered as a classic staple for many men and are now commonly worn for various occasions. It is something that can take you from day to night with ease.

If you’re in a formal occasion, button your shirt up all the way and keep it tucked in. For a more casual look, you can turn up your cuffs or roll them up to your elbows. You can also get away with undoing your top button. But don’t go over the top. You wouldn’t want to have your chest on display.

Summer is the perfect time to be brave with our choice of attire. Printed shirts are a great summer style for men. It can transform an everyday outfit into something more summer-ready. For some urban tropical vibe, try pairing a printed shirt with a pair of white shorts and white sneakers. It will also look great on vacations or whenever you feel like you need one.

Shorts

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With the temperatures going up to 100 degrees during the summer, most men prefer to wear shorts. It is perfect for casual occasions like strolling downtown, a day at the pool, BBQs and holidays.

A good pair of shorts shouldn’t be too tight or too baggy. For a clean, slim silhouette, the fit should be closer to your body. Ideally, it should stop an inch or two above your kneecaps. Any shorter and we’re moving into the zone that should only be worn in athletic settings. Any longer and we’re calling it high-cut pants, which is something else entirely.

Match your shorts with a plain shirt or a polo shirt. Finish off the look by wearing a pair of sunglasses. You want to feel comfortable, but not to the extent of looking fly.

Pants

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When the sun starts scorching, most men would automatically grab a pair of shorts as they believe it will help them stay cool. But during the summer, pants are a better option. Not only will it add a level of style to your attire, but it also protects your skin against the sun.

Wide leg trousers are always a hit during this time of the year. It is one of those men’s summer styles that’s difficult to dislike. Not only is it comfortable, but it is also flattering to a wide range of shapes and sizes. Plus, you can create a variety of looks with these trousers.

You can keep them fairly discrete or go for a pair of extreme wide leg trousers to create a statement look. You can also grab them in classic navy or black or experiment with bolder colors. You can maintain standard length or keep them cropped to the angles. Wide leg trousers can be styled in an endless amount of ways. It’s actually pretty easy to customize to your liking.

Shoes

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Just because it’s the beach season, doesn’t mean men’s summer style should be sloppy.  A lot of men prefer flip flops or sandals during this time of the year. However, these types of footwear should only be worn in very casual settings like the beach.  You need more than just a pair of flip flops to make it through the summer.

For a casual summer style, match your outfit with trainers or sneakers. If you are aiming for a smart casual outfit, moccasins, loafers, and oxfords are the best options for you.

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