Summer is here, which means it's time to go outside and have some fun in the sun. Whether you are headed to the beach, going out on a boat, enjoying brunch at a Hometown Classic or just getting drinks and enjoying the beautiful weather - this Mens Summer Fashion Guide will help you dress for the right sunny scenario.
First, a couple things to keep in mind for summer.
Color and graphic selection of your t-shirt is important because you want your summer outfit to work together. Summer calls for one piece to stand out in the sun, whether it be your pants, shoes, or ideally, your t-shirt. Here a few do's and don'ts when choosing the right summer outfit.
You have options when it comes to a summer shirt. T-Shirts are the most fun, but you can also rock a polo or button down shirt. For this guide, we'll cover t-shirts and have a few tips for the button down crowd.
First, you need to decide whether the shirt you'll wear is going to be the centerpiece to your summer outfit. The graphic and color will help you decide whether your shirt will be the focal point to base things off of. Will you go bold with a color that pops, or will you opt for something more subtle? If you go subtle with a white or alloy shirt, then you'll have plenty of room to go bold on your pants or shoes. But, it's always easiest to get away with a bold summer shirt.
If you're going with a t-shirt, it's important to choose the style and color that fits you best. If you want a bright t-shirt that's lightweight with a nice burnout look, the NEO style is a perfect summer tee. If you want to let that chest hair glisten and need a stylish alternative to a basic T, the COMFY V Neck tees have a super soft fit that's made from a high quality tri-blend material. Basic crewneck t-shirts offer a nice middle ground for a guy with an average body build. Try shopping the COMFY T if you want a crewneck shirt that has style and comfort beyond a typical undershirt.
If your summer occasion calls for a button down shirt, here are a few tips to keep in mind:
You have two options for summer pants: shorts or chinos. Shorts or chinos.
Shorts work really well in sunny summer scenarios for a variety of reasons.
If you're going with shorts, go with a length that you're confident wearing. A 7" inseam is a nice length that's not too short, and not too long. But, if you're going to be uncomfortable with a 7" length, go with a 8-10" short. Or, if you have the legs to do it, a 5" length works too.
Chinos is another option. If you're going with chinos, make sure that you a find a pair that fits you the best. Poor fit is much more apparent in chinos than it is in shorts. Besides the normal sizing issues with pants, it's important to note the inseam. Err on the shorter side of things. Keep the leg opening on the slim but not skinny side and don't have the pants break against your shoes.
When deciding the color of your shorts or chinos, it's important to base it off of the shirt you've chosen. If you shirt is going to pop in the summer sun, keep the pants subtle. If your shirt is subtle, try going a little crazy with your pant color.
A couple points about shoes:
Summer accessories can really add some uniqueness to your summer outfit. Here are a few points about your typical summer accessories.