A man’s summer wardrobe requires a bit more thought than a winter one. In balmy conditions, the lack of obscuring layers means you’re more exposed – in terms of your skin and your wardrobe choices. However, don’t let the heat and humidity deter you from putting together stylish ensembles.
This summer, we’re looking out for breathable materials and relaxed silhouettes to build the firmest of foundations. Living out of a suitcase? Even more reason to streamline with minimal pieces that lend themselves to effortless mixing and matching. Think classic, tried-and-true styles in a neutral colour palette teamed with your favourite accessories.
Read on to build the summer capsule wardrobe of your dreams.
Details that put you over the top
Tops with subtly cool updates provide a straightforward way to set a simple outfit apart. For a stroll around town, go understated with asymmetric pockets and dainty embroidery. If you're headed to the beach, steal the spotlight with a bright statement piece.
Bottom line? Comfort first.
Key ingredients for summer bottoms include breathable cotton construction, elasticated drawstring waistbands, and large patch pockets. Whether you’re heading to the gym for a sweat sesh or indulging in a dinner buffet, there’s an option that’ll promote ease of movement and accommodate your food baby.
Shoes you can walk a mile in
During your travels, don’t be a goody two shoes, but do bring two pairs of good shoes. One closed-toe pair in a subdued colourway and sports-luxe aesthetic in case there’s a dress code, and another pair of playful sandals to let your feet breathe and embrace the feel of the sand and sea.
Carry-on apropos? Check.
Summer is a time to let go of excess baggage - emotional and physical. When taking a trip to clear your mind and destress, bring a light carry-on that’s compact yet functional enough for all your adventures. Make sure your carryall of choice is versatile, made of durable material and frees up your hands for maximum fun.
Accessory to the crime (of looking good)
Sun protection accessories are absolute non-negotiables. Not only do they shield your eyes and face from UV rays, but these finishing touches also determine the mood of your get-up. Understated casual for a beer with the boys? Done. Sleek and refined for a yacht ride? Also done.
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