When it comes to rising temperatures and hot, balmy nights, it can be tempting to grab the same sunscreen smeared vest top, faded denim shorts, and battered flip flops that have seen you through summer after summer - but we know we can do better.
Men’s co-ord sets
We love a man in uniform - and by uniform, we mean a matching co-ord. Your summer outfits don’t just have to stop at shorts and a t-shirt - but if they do, make sure it’s matching. Try different materials too. Although cotton and other lightweight fabrics are great for keeping you cool, towelled shorts can be equally as comfortable to wear when the weather starts to heat up. Pair with chunky trainers and crisp white socks for a casual, yet functional look - and switch to sliders around the pool to keep both your feet and style fresh.
And if you’re after something a little more sophisticated, shirts and shorts co-ords are massively on-trend this season. We’d style with a plain white T, buttons open, and fresh pair of trainers.
Men’s summer shorts
The cargo pant has been a big hit in 2022 - which is why it’s no surprise that it’s translated into summer wear too. Heavy, camo print shorts are out of the picture, however: we’re talking lightweight, sleek cargo shorts, taking you from mornings around the pool to nights out on the town. With functional pockets, the cargo short is ideal if you never got on the bum-bag hype - or if you’re used to losing your sunglasses.
Men’s swimwear usually comes in three formats: oversized and baggy, tiny and tight, or just plain ol’ regular. Swimwear is an opportunity to step out of your comfort zone, whether that means going for a colour or pattern you wouldn’t normally wear, or showcasing a little more skin than usual. However you feel comfortable, there are plenty of style features to look out for when it comes to swimming trunks and shorts.
For a little more flair, try embellishments - whether that’s on the pockets or hem detailing. Keep the colour plain and the details will shine, making an impact in the water. If functionality is more your style, you can even try a cargo swimming short, ideal if you’re usually the designated valuables keeper on the beach with your mates.
Activewear doesn’t just have to be for working out. If you find yourself sweating more than usual as the seasons change, slipping into some stylish activewear can give you that relief you need - especially if you’re heading to the airport or taking in the sights. Breathable, oversized vest tops and sleek caps can keep you cooler for longer - without sacrificing on style.
Dressing for the change in temperature can be tricky, especially if you don’t want to lose your sense of style. Staying comfortable and cool is the most important thing - and some of our favourite pieces above do just that, whilst still keeping you on-trend.