Summer can be a tough time for guys who want to stay cool – in every sense of the word. Women’s summer fashions are varied and diverse, sadly guys can often get relegated to the t-shirt and shorts kingdom where life sometimes just isn’t as fun. Mix up your summer fashion wardrobe as a guy by taking on board our series of Love Summer’s top fashion tips for men.
Find your signature accessory
Chicks get belly chains, high heels and sarongs in Summer. Summer fashion can get boring for guys who resort to shorts and t-shirts due to a lack of variation available on the high street or online. That’s why a signature accessory can be the answer to making your summer style pop. Think a crushable pork-pie hat, a silk pocket square, a cool backpack or a leather cuff (but not a crusty festival band, that’s just gross and nobody wants to hear about your spiritual experience listening to Dolly Parton headline Glastonbury ’14).
Hats are a great addition to a summer wardrobe and can instantly up your cool factor. The trick is to finding the right hat to perfectly fit and suit you – you want to own wearing the hat, not let the hat wear you.
Check out some sound advice from blogger Mordechai Rubinstein creator of street style blog Mister Mort. Here on askmen.com he shares his tips for buying and looking good in a hat
You’ll find a sterling selection of great summer hats on our favourite hat website here at Love Summer HQ – Village Hats. We’re loving the Brixton Hats range, and the boys in the office have got their eye on the Brixton Gain Trilby Hat – Forest £54.95.
For an eye catching pocket square to uplift your summer style, get creative and make your own. All you need is patch of fabric and a needle and thread. We’re totally inspired by this pocket square tutorial from Liberty’s – The Liberty Craft Blog – How to make a Pocket Square. Perfect for modernising a traditional trend, you can even rock a pocket square like this in the right kind of basic, plain t-shirt.
© Liberty of London
For a statement bag that will fit your summer essentials in like your sunglasses, passport and wallet you should go for a compact, portable messenger style bag. We particularly like this UCLA Barnes Flight Messenger Bag in Ketchup Red, £24.99 from Summer Fashion. This handy little number is big on signature style but compact enough not to be a chore to lug around all day when you’re sightseeing at the Spanish Steps in Rome or at the Louvre in Paris.