Every year when the sun starts to shine, the same men’s fashion trends seem to come out. While there’s nothing wrong with nautical-inspired color palettes and eye-wateringly bright prints, you’re sure to have worked those last year, and the year before…
So what can you do to get out of that summer style rut? Try your hand at these on-trend alternatives to same-old fashion:
This is an enduring style that often gets overlooked as soon as the weather warms up, but there’s a lot to be said for the masculine air it’ll afford you. The tip to remember? Wear it with a sense of humor. A pair of camo shorts or a military shirt is going to make you stand out anyway, so you may as well go for it in bright colors!
Summer’s no reason to let standards slip! A polo shirt from a classic brand like Hackett will keep you cool while making sure you look good. Opt for pastel shades to keep it current, or choose a darker shade for even more flexibility. Team with chinos and – depending on the shade of polo shirt you’ve gone for – be bold in your choice of color.
There’s no better way to sidestep the boredom of same-old fashion than taking well-calculated risks, and we think the following are just that:
- Animal print. As long as it’s in a single, fairly subtle color scheme rather than clashing brights, it can be surprisingly easy to wear. Team a light leopard print sweater with beige chinos for a fun but simple look. Keep your shoes and hair fairly conservative though, unless you want to stray into punk territory – which is cool with us.
- Double denim. Before you let out a snort of laughter and stop reading, hear us out: Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam has been seen working the look – so it’s not just a relic from the 80s! If you can’t pluck up the courage to go for a full-on jeans and jacket combo, why not look for a classic white shirt with denim detailing around the collar or pocket. Light denim is perfect for summer!