The 18 essentials all men need this summer
Summer is well and truly upon us, which means it’s time to trade in those overcoats and chunky sweaters for, lightweight suits and linen shirts.
I recently published a video talking about the 10 Men Summer Essentials which you can watch below.
However, in this post, I’m going to be covering the 18 essential pieces every guy needs this summer, ensuring you’re ready for anything and everything this summer.
18 Mens summer essentials
1. Lightweight suit
As mentioned in my video (link), a lightweight suit is a summer essential for every man. When selecting a lightweight suit think fabric and colour. Look for either a linen or cotton blend, technical suits are also great for the summer. Colour wise, I’d recommend sticking with grey, navy and ecru.
2. Polo shirts
There’s no better time than summer to rock the polo. Whether you’re going more casual or formal look, a polo shirt is great to show off your style and guns this summer.
3. White trainers
A good pair of white trainers is the perfect piece for any casual or smart casual look you wear this summer. You can find some great white trainers as cheap as £20.
These are a great summer shoe, very breathable and the perfect stylish substitute to flip-flops or sandals.
5. Linen shirt
These come in every season and for a good reason, they’re stylish, breathable and can easily be dressed up or dressed down. I’ll definitely be wearing a number of linen shirts in some cool colours this summer.
6. White T-shirt / long T-shirt
Whether it’s winter or summer a white tee is a wardrobe essential. Try styling a long white tee to mix up your looks.
Yes, easily forgotten but this is definitely a summer essential. As temperatures start to increase you don’t want to be that sweaty or smelly guy in public. Keep a bottle in your bag and touch up regularly.
Ok, you’ve got your deodorant to prevent you from smelling bad, now make sure you’ve got a good fragrance to smell good.
9. Coloured chinos
Summer is the perfect time to bring out the colour, don’t be scared to throw on some tan, khaki, blue or salmon chinos. Top it off with a nice polo and some white kicks and you’ll be killing the game.
10. Tailored shorts
If you class yourself as a stylish man, then like your suits your shorts have to be tailored and the right length for you. You wouldn’t wear a baggy suit so why wear baggy shorts. Perfect summer piece!
11. Printed shirts
My personal favourite, a floral or even tropical printed shirt. Look for a print you personally like, I’d also suggest picking a printed shirt which is loose fitting, which will turn out to be more breathable.
Probably the most obvious summer essential but a pair of shades are a golden rule in the summer. Make sure you pick frames which suit your face shape.
A watch is going to add a touch of class to your outfits. If you don’t want to buy a completely new watch for the summer, a great alternative is to buy new watch straps which are suitable for the summer.
Some guys love layering up their bracelets, personally, I think one is enough. Either way, it will add a subtle detail to your look and not leave you with one empty wrist.
15. Colourful belts
Summer is when you see everyone playing around with their belts, try wearing a stripe or pattern styled belt.
16. No show socks
If you’re like me and like to show off those ankles in the summer, then no show socks should be number one on your list. Going sockless can result in saw feet or smelly footwear and nobody wants that.
17. Loafers / driving shoes
There’s something really beaut and sartorial about a man wearing loafers in the summer. Make sure you’ve got a pair of leather or suede this summer.
18. Swim shorts
Last but certainly not least, a pair of swim shorts. If you’re going to be by the pool, or at the beach you’re going to need a great pair of swim shorts.
There you have it! Those are the 18 summer essentials you need in your wardrobe. If you’ve got all 18 pieces then you’re definitely covered for all scenarios this summer.
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