We know that summer can be a difficult season for men’s wardrobes in Britain. We’re so used to rain, sleet and snow that when a spell of sunshine comes along, we haven’t got the right outfits for it, and we can’t really pull off the full linen suit or tropical floral shirt of other countries.
So how do you look cool and keep cool in the heat (when it finally gets here)? Natural fibres are the perfect way to look stylish in the summer, especially in crisp fibres like linen and cotton. If you decide to wear shorts, then choose a tailored pair to keep the look formal: the Original Penguin Mens Basic Shorts in navy are the perfect summer colour and will help keep you cool. The Goodsouls Mens Chino Shorts in chocolate brown are a good choice too, and are good for both holiday and at home wardrobes.
Chinos are a menswear summer staple, and the Goodsouls Classic Mens Chinos are the ideal hot weather alternative to jeans. For summer, choose the stone colourway and pair with anything from shirts to t-shirts, lightweight jumpers to blazers, and you’re guaranteed cool-ness throughout the season! Linen is another useful summer material; the Goodsouls Mens Linen Suit Trousers and Goodsouls Mens Linen Suit Jacket are fantastic for a stylish yet heat-resistant office look, especially when paired with this season’s pastel trend.
In summer, ditch those stiff lace-ups and go for a softer shoe made from breathable fibres to keep your feet fresh. The Vans 106 Mens Plimsolls in Navy are a wardrobe staple: simple yet stylish and work with a number of outfits.
Similarly, the Converse Unisex Chuck Taylor All Star Double Tongue Ox Plimsolls are a classic shoe from an iconic brand, with a little colourful twist in the red tongue. Or, for a quirkier look, the Fred Perry Kingston Chambray Mens Plimsolls in blue denim-like chambray are a cool choice.
For summer t-shirts, anything goes: choose from bold logo and graphic tees to stripes, spots and anything in-between! For stripes, choose from bright block colours or a classic sailor stripe for up to the minute style: we love the Voi Jeans Upminster Mens T-shirt in a range of neutral and primary colours. A twist on the sailor stripe, the Superdry Mens Stripe T-shirt is subtle but very cool, especially when teamed with chinos. Team a polo shirt or long sleeved shirt with shorts or stone chinos for summer, and make sure you pick one in the latest summery pastel shades, like the Lacoste Mens Plain Polo Shirt – Yellow. The Canterbury Lifestyle Clinton Mens Oxford Shirt in mint, pale blue or white is a perfect office-ready choice for summer, in crisp and breathable cotton.
What will you be wearing this summer to keep cool and stylish?