Men's Summer Style Guide

As summer slowly begins to creep into the air and your body starts to thaw out, you're going to need to pick up some new threads for the season. Ditch the scarf  and the wooly knits  and try some lighter clothes  for the warm weather. This season is very casual, though not without flair. We are here to tell you about the latest looks to keep you looking sharp.

Top Ten Trends for Summer

Check Yourself

Subtle or loud, this season is seeing a lot of our old friend, the check pattern. Check trousers  and jackets  are the best way to go about this look, which also pops up in suit  form.

Denim Devil

Chambray shirts  can give your style a cool casual shot of Americana. And please, avoid the double denim look; wear this with some chinos  or a pair of linen trousers.

Suave and Suede

Nothing can make gym shoes formal, but a pair of suede-covered trainers  certainly looks better than your average tennie! Wear with jeans or chinos for a casual date.

Mister Mustard

There aren't too many "It" colours in the land of men's fashion, but if there were, this season would be all about mustard. Try mustard tops , a jacket, and trousers , though not all at once.

Summer Florals

Warm weather means flowers, even for blokes. Add an outdoorsy touch to your wardrobe with a floral print shirt . Wear as an accent with a slim fit suit so you're not just looking like a party animal in a Hawaiian shirt.

Loose in Linen

Linen trousers  are a must. They look smart and if you're the lazy type, well, they're supposed to be wrinkled!

Leathery Look

Whether you're wearing a biker jacket  or you prefer something a bit more classic ,leather jackets  are big this season.

Smart Suits

A tailored silhouette is very much the style this year. Look for a fitted suit  if you're shopping this season.

Vernal Varsity

An alternative to the other jackets on this list. Varsity jackets  can be sporty and just a bit boyish or rugged

Belt It Out

The last little touch for some of this summer's more casual styles: a braided belt . Look smart without looking overly fussed about it.

Hair Styling

If you've noticed some preppy undertones with this season's must-haves, you aren't wrong. There's definitely a push to look neater, and that means two things:

  • A clean shave, and
  • An orderly quiff.

Invest in some styling wax  to get your mane under control and create a smooth look. You'll also need a good shaving kit  or an electric razor . Even if you like a little stubble, absolutely no neck beard is allowed.

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