Gentlemen, grab a sharpened No. 2 pencil and a pad of a paper. You’re about to take a crash course in summer fashion.
For many men, summer style consists solely of graphic tees, shorts with oversized pockets and faded leather flip-flops. However, this season, men everywhere are emerging from the woodworks in trendy, fashionable items — and we invite you to join them.
In with the slim, out with the slouch! Time to toss out those loose, so-baggy-they’re-practically-pants, cargo shorts. This summer, plunge into fashion by trending up your wardrobe with the season’s most basic article: shorts.
Slim-fit shorts sit a little higher on the waste, and hang just above the knee. Instead of the traditional flare we’ve seen in men’s shorts for decades, these offer straight, slimmer lines. Furthermore, these shorts are incredibly lightweight. Perfect for those scorching summer afternoons.
Remember those goofy-looking shoes our fathers used to wear? Well, they’re back — and with a stylish vengeance. The boat shoe, also known as the dock shoe, is a comfortable alternative to the sneaker; and better yet, you don’t have to tie it.
This shoe is available in a large variety of colors and materials, which means it’s versatile enough to wear at work or play. Pair these with pants or shorts; they work with virtually anything. Don’t be afraid to try the season’s most popular bold colors; your feet will thank you later.
Too hot for jeans, but too cool for shorts? Release the chinos. These thin pants are known for its trademark hemline, or cuff (which exposes the ankle), as well as its bright, summery colors.
Typically made of a cotton or linen, these are the perfect way to spice up a basic pant and t-shirt look, without feeling emasculated. If you’re bold enough to sport a more brighter hue, tone the look down by wearing a neutral tone on top. In this scenario, your pants should always remain the focal point.
These looks are affordable and easy to find, so no excuses! We all understand that shopping may not be a man’s favorite past time, but with these simple tweaks to basic apparel, you’ll be glad you opened your eyes to the world of fashion.