SUMMER STYLE GUIDE FOR MEN

Tue Jul 3, 2018 | styledbyjadeweb

The ultimate Summer style guide, for men who are travelling abroad this season…

Nicole and I have the pleasure of styling men, for every season. However we have found an increased demand on “What to wear, when travelling abroad?” So here’s our Ultimate Summer Style Guide! Use it for your travels now, or keep it handy for this coming Summer Season. 

For every season, there is a particular rule on how to dress. For Autumn and Winter, it should be thicker fabrics in darker colours and subtle patterns. During Spring and Summer, it is about lighter fabrics, bright colours and bold patterns. It’s a season of happy and fun, enjoying the sun and the outdoors.

If you don’t know how to dress up for the season, Nicole and I are more than happy to help. We will give you the style protocol for you to fashionably enjoy the summer. No more self-doubt if you can pull it off, because we’ve got you covered.  

Always choose the right fabric…

It may sound easy because choosing the right material for your clothes is common sense. However, you will be surprised, many are clueless, and men are no exception. There is always that mistake of wearing fabrics for the winter when it is summer. The result, a sweaty heap in the middle of the day. Cashmere, wool, and tweed are for the cold months. Wear it in abundance but not in the summer.

Summer calls for light and breathable linen, good old cotton, and seersucker. They are engineered to let your body breath. Save the heavy fabrics for the rainy and snowy days.

Invest in three types of Footwear…

Most men only need three pairs of shoes to get them through the summer. The first one should be a very good pair of loafers in leather. It should have a weightless sole. It will be a good pair for your smart casuals and equally as good to use on the weekends. Suffice to say; it should be the bread and butter of your summer essential.        

The second is a good tennis shoe preferably in leather, because it is easy to clean, what else. It should be in black. It will be a perfect complement to the off-duty outfits. It can be paired with shorts as well as trousers.

The last pair should be lace-up shoes in leather. These shoes are versatile with chinos and t-shirt and even with a suit.

Don’t be afraid to go loose…

You need to let loose in the summer and what more than slightly baggy but well-tailored trousers in seersucker. With the summer heat, your legs will feel free and relaxed. 

Invisible Socks…

Many people hate the invisible socks look lately but as long as the socks are not seen above the shoe line, it is acceptable. They not only look good but hygienic too. Better than to go sockless with all the heat you will not end up with sweaty and smelly feet. It will not only ruin your shoes but will also make people turn away.

A Good Haircut…

If you have long hair and you can pull off a man bun, then you are good to go. However, if you don’t know how to fix your hair, then a good haircut is in order. Have the sides and back shorter and feel the air moving around in your head. The sweaty head is a headache in the summer.

Buy a good deodorant…

What? Yes, part of being fashionable is to smell nice and clean. Nothing comes close to a good deodorant that can get you through the sweaty day. Make sure that what you’re buying is the non-stain variety. The unsightly white marks that deodorant leaves on clothing are an epic fail. Avoid ruining your clothes with a white-mark free roll-on.

Two pairs of sunglasses are the minimum…

Always keep the sunglasses handy and with an extra pair in case, you lose it. It is not only good protection for your eyes but also a complement to your wardrobe. Aviators never grow old.

When choosing a suit, it should be light…

When the smarter dressing is in order, go for a double-breasted blazer, as this is the ultimate summer must-have. This style of the blazer is designed to make your elongate your frame. It is a life hack to make you look slimmer. The material should be in linen and for an extra amp, wear it with a fitted t-shirt. Don’t worry; only the neckline will show. 

Do not wear a super expensive watch to the beach…

Many luxury watch aficionados will beg to disagree, but you don’t want to spend your day just looking after your expensive watch. .. so leave it at home. Losing it will make you lose your mind too.

 

Go for an inexpensive but classy and elegant watch to pair with your wardrobe. Think of simple watches with neutral coloured straps to match your outfit when going for a sail or just a casual walk in the park. For the summer as the mercury rises, you had better wear something that will not absorb sweat and at the same time make you look classy and elegant. It should be water-resistant too. 
We love the Ambassador Heritage 1921 Available here.

Wear pastel colours…

With the sun shining bright, it is quite absurd to wear black, navy or grey. Summer is your opportunity to explore the colors around you. You can mix and match them in your outfit and get away in it. Nature’s de-saturated colours will not do you harm.

Be Jay Gatsby and dare to wear a pink suit. Pastel colours work well with off-white or white pants and can contrast with deep hues too. Jackets in cotton, linen, and seersucker are great options to pair with a well-chosen pair of pants for a classy look.

Don’t be afraid to wear hats…

Summer hats are not made for decoration but for wearing. You can pull out that Panama hat and wear it with your linen suit for a day at the polo match. You will end up the most fashionable, most protected, and cool person in the bunch.

Baseball caps are also good when you pair them with shorts or jeans. Make sure that you are using it not only to hide the unruly hair but also to complement an outfit.

Stop dressing down…

Summer does not mean you are on holiday every day. You are still going to work. It doesn’t mean that you have to dress down and go shoeless around the office.

Wear the appropriate work wear and not like you are going to play gold every day. Honor the dressing code at work.

Summer does not mean that you have to limit your wardrobe to shirts and shorts. You have to make your clothing choices look great and comfortable at the same time. Go for lightweight fabric, light colors, and easy style.

You can limit your shoes to three kinds, kind of like a capsule collection. To pull this off, you need shoes that are versatile and timeless. You have ankle socks or invisible socks but never sockless.

Limit your accessories like watches to the simple, fashionable and inexpensive options. They will complete your look. Lastly, summer is about having fun. Let loose and enjoy.

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