Ladies really do have it easy sometimes, after all we’re pretty clued up in the ways of mixing and matching and how to dress up an outfit with accessories, transforming from day to night with a flourish of lipstick.
Men on the other hand can be left feeling underdressed and unstylish when it comes to making the transition from daywear to a night on the town. This is especially true on holiday, where you have limited wardrobe choices, and may need to go straight from the beach to the bar.
Here are a few quick fix solutions, which will get you from the beach to the bar in no time at all.
Shorts are a must for the beach, but if you plan on bar hopping once the sun goes down then you’ll want to leave the Hawaiian shorts at home, along with bold prints and tropical colours. Stick to something a little smarter and subdued, such as these Henleys Men’s shorts in Grey, for something that can easily be worked into an evening outfit too.
T-shirts too are an easy daytime option, but stick to something plain and simple, like this crisp white Bench polo shirt, so that you’re not too casual for a night at the bar. If you want to dress it up a little, then you can easily layer a light shirt over the top of your tee for a smarter option. We like checked shirts to create a good casual-smart balance, and think this Goodsouls shirt is a great option.
Footwear is a bit of a tricky area; after all you can’t exactly go for a night out wearing your poolside flip flops. If you’re hitting the beach then chances are you won’t be wearing any shoes anyway – you’ll be too busy topping up your tan and swimming in the sea.
We recommend packing some smart shoes, which you can wear to the beach, and are suitable for the night time too. Leave the work shoes at home though, and opt for some smart trainer style shoes, such as these boat shoe style plimsolls from Fred Perry.
When you’re out in the sun all day, the last thing you want for a night out is a sunburnt scalp and rosy red cheeks. Keep yourself out of the sun in a trendy straw hat, which has the added advantage of giving your night time outfit something extra and giving it a holiday-esque vibe.
So stick to some key rules, think ahead and mix and match and you’ll have no problem creating the ideal capsule holiday wardrobe. For more inspiration on your holiday wardrobe, check out our holiday shop today.