Summer seems to have arrived in the UK, but whether you’re staying at home or jetting off for a holiday, it’s crucial that you have the outfits to match the weather! Luckily, men’s wardrobes are straightforward enough; a carefully put-together collection of t-shirts, shorts, shirts and jeans are just some of the basics that can result in a great ensemble for any occasion. It’s the design of those clothes that makes you stand out, so choose your wardrobe wisely.
For those of you counting down until your next holiday, there are some key pieces that you simply need to make sure are packed in your suitcase. From swim shorts to smart shirts, here is your holiday style guide for the upcoming summer.
No matter what destination you’re heading off to, t-shirts are a staple part of your packing. However, don’t just look for any old design; choose t-shirts that have a statement style and create a unique, effortless look. It doesn’t matter if you’re lounging by the pool or heading off for dinner; the right t-shirt can make sure you look great doing it.
Trends such as dip dye prints, contrasting sleeves and striped panels can add some flair to an otherwise simple t-shirt, vamping up your personal style very easily. Colours such as sand, mint and cobalt blue add a splash of vibrancy to your holiday wardrobe, making a change from the usual all-black everything look.
Wear with denim shorts in the day and even chinos in the evening for a naturally stylish appearance.
It might sound like an obvious addition for your suitcase, but swim shorts are important both for practical and style reasons. After all, you’ll probably spend the majority of your holiday wearing them.
You could go plain and keep it easy, but why not look for swim shorts with a quirky print? Skulls, butterflies and roses are all huge trends when it comes to prints, creating a striking visual effect that’s different from the usual patterned shorts. When it’s all you’ll be wearing in the pool, make sure they’re right!
To complete the ultimate men’s summer wardrobe, vests wouldn’t go amiss when it comes to poolside fashion. Easy to throw on while keeping cool, look out for longline vests that feature a drop armhole for extra breathability.
Perfect for wearing around the pool, on a stroll up the beach or stopping off for lunch, a vest is the definitive holiday garment. Keep it simple with block colours or look for unique prints to ensure you stand out from the crowd.
Keeping cool and stylish is essential on holiday, and sometimes it’s just too hot for your favourite pair of jeans. So, pack the next best thing; denim shorts. Look for colours such as light blue, sand or even white and embrace the weather while maintaining your personal style.
Take it a step further and look for ones with ripped or distressed panels; not only will they keep you even cooler, but it’ll look great in the sunshine. Wear with your favourite t-shirt or even a smart, short sleeve shirt if you want a more refined look.
So, wherever you’re going this year, make sure you pack the essential pieces and look the part from the beach to the bar!