As the summer temperature rises, beating the heat becomes the number one priority. More often than not choosing between style and comfort becomes a tough choice. This summer, don’t sacrifice your style quotient for comfort.
Here are a few tips for clothing options that will give you the cool look.
Chinos are a comfortable and an easy going option for summer. They are dressier than jeans and can therefore help you achieve that relaxed weekend look. At the same time, if paired with a shirt, they can be used as casual dress code at work. Earlier chinos were available only in shades of khaki but now, with the plethora of colors to choose from, be rest assured there’s a color for every mood. Chinos are virtually unmatched in terms of versatility, as you can wear them for just about any occasion or activity. Just pair them with the right clothes and accessories and you’re ready to go.
Cotton & Linen Shirts
Shirts are a must have in every man’s wardrobe. One of the most important aspects of selecting the right shirt for the summer is the choice of fabric. Cotton and linen are the go to choices for shirt fabrics during summers.
Keep your dark and dull colors locked away and bring in the summer with light colors and pastel shades as they are best suited to deal with the heat. Gingham style shirts are the in thing this summer. They are universally recognised and if paired correctly, can add sophistication to your look. Solid and printed shirts in light colors can reflect your summer mood perfectly. A linen shirt with jeans is a preferred pick to beat the heat while giving you the casual yet classy look. Pair your shirts with shorts, trousers or jeans and create the perfect ensemble to match your mood.
When it comes to dealing with the summer, less is more. And shorts are a must have during the summer. Shorts are the answer to when you want to go for a relaxed casual look. Like most clothing items, the most important rule when selecting a pair of shorts is the fit. It is very important to understand that shorts need to be worn keeping the occasion in mind. While shorts are a tried and tested option for a day at the beach or at a brunch, they may not be the best option for an outdoor office party. Pair your shorts with sneakers or loafers for a contemporary look. With an array of color options to choose from, shorts can become your new best friend this summer.
While most of the above options are for the casual or semi-formal dress code, some of us do have to go to offices that follow strict dress codes. Stick to cotton trousers as they are inexpensive and have a lot of color options to choose from. Steer clear from black trousers and try out colors like grey, blue, beige, etc. If required to wear a darker colour, charcoal is the way to go.
Polo tees are an essential part of any man’s wardrobe because of the way it rests on the body. A polo t-shirt has a collar, placket with two or three buttons and an optional pocket. With a variety of colors and designs to choose from, polos give an elegant and fashionable look for any occasion. The best part of a polo tee is its versatility. It can be paired with shorts, jeans, chinos and give you the ideal look when you step out.
Now that you know what colors and fabrics to choose from, you are well equipped to keep yourself cool this summer. Feel free to accessorize with hats for a contemporary look. This summer, make sure you look good and feel good too.