Flawless warm-weather style starts with these essentials
December is quickly approaching and chances are you’re about to start wearing less clothes. For many it’s a sign of relief – no more layering, heavy knits, outerwear and tough shoes – but that’s no excuse to slack on your style. Make sure to update your summer looks by taking your pick from these 40 key summer items.
Remember those graphic logo tees from our childhood? They’re back and thanks to street style patron saints like Yeezy and A$AP Rocky, they’ve gone from being dad gear to a modern-day necessity. Wear yours under a check shirt or with your favourite patterned shorts.
Nothing says poolside chillin’ like a shirt with a print that also doubles as a great conversation starter. Whether you’re open to a slightly oversized shirt or want something more subdued you can also wear to the office, make it the focus point of your outfit by keeping the rest of the colours plain.
Swimming is an exciting activity that deserves only the best trunks. An elasticated waist means more comfort and a fun print gives you more colours to match with. Slip into some sandals or flip-flops and finish off the look with your favourite crew neck tee if you’re going to be stopping for a cocktail afterwards.
A pair of slim-fit denim shorts (that end just above the knee) should be one of your key bottoms this season. Play around with different colours and levels of distressing as you would with a full-length pair of jeans. Wear them with your favourite sneakers and striped T-shirt for a relaxed look perfect for strolling around the city.
Relive your favourite 90s R&B videos with a pair of tinted shades. An aviator-inspired shape complements most face shapes and look for a metallic frame that’ll make them suitable for smarter occasions too.
Need to attend a wedding or cocktail party and don’t want to mess with your signature casual look? Try on a navy blazer and you’ll look sharp. Go for one with a slim-fit and two-buttons, plus the colour makes it versatile enough to pull off in winter too. Consider it your new favourite investment piece.
Give your totes and messenger bags a break this summer and go for a sporty backpack – you’ll get the best of both practicality and style, whether you’re carrying your beach essentials or commuting to work. The details we’re currently crazy about: bright nylons or all-over camo prints, bold logos and most importantly, lots of zips.
Protect yourself from the sun in style with a sleek trucker-inspired cap. Go for one of the tried, tested and favourite sports brands and make it your finishing piece whenever you’re casually stepping out into the outdoors.