Men’s summer fashion can be a tricky sartorial landscape to navigate.
How short should shorts be? How crumpled can linen get before you look homeless? And are flipflops allowed anywhere beyond the beach.
For women, it’s much simpler – it’s hard to go wrong with beautiful skirts for young women and girls.
But unless you’re Harry Styles, the chances are most men are going to want to look elsewhere for inspiration.
Here are a few top tips for dressing in style this summer.
Don’t be afraid to get loud
Florals have been a hot women’s fashion trend for a few years now, and it’s now reached menswear, too. Don’t worry that this will be fussy and over the top. The modern floral can be anything from an understated, colour-muted sophisticated touch to a bright and elegant statement piece.
The great news is that this also pairs well with more relaxed cuts, which are also back in style. From suits to beachwear – where the Bermuda short has made a comeback – looser silhouettes are key.
This is great news for those of you who weren’t looking forward to abandoning your loungewear entirely.
With breezy, relaxed looks in the boardroom and ‘gorpcore’ (looks inspired by camping and the outdoors) having their moment in the sun, men everywhere are enjoying the chance to embrace a more casual look. Pair it up with a camp collar for something a little different for a more smart-casual look that exudes maturity and sophistication, blended perfectly with the nonchalant, flawless vibe for the perfect balance.
Stripes are another opportunity to stand out from the crowd. Not only is it a simple pattern that does wonders for your body’s silhouette, it is also a versatile pattern that can be used in all manners of dress. The vertical stripe trend first started rearing its head last year, and is only set to grow.
In the meantime, nautical looks have snuck in too, reminding us of the holidays we didn’t get to take last year.
Upgrade your jeans
Jeans are practical, go with almost anything, and transition well through work and play. However, with summer on the horizon, the last thing you want is to look like you belong in a winter catalogue.
Retire the raw, black, and blue denim until the cooler season, and embrace mid-wash shades for a hot-season reinvention of your old favorites.
While we’re on the topic, understanding how to care for your denim is one thing every man should know.
Go all white
Our last trend will not be easy for everyone to embrace, but we’re seeing a lot of white looks for the summer of 2021. It’s going to be a little difficult to balance if you’re starting to go grey, but it’s not impossible, and you don’t have to take it too far to add a nod to the trend into your wardrobe.
The summer of 2021 is time to get back out in the sun and enjoy life, and a great new look will help boost your confidence.