6 Summer Styles for Guys



There’s so much to be said for girls and summer looks. But what about the guys who want to look fashionable and avoid the ugly cargo shorts default? Luckily for you, we’ve got the details on what men styles are in and what you can pack away. We put together ten hot summer styles just about any guy can rock from the internship to the beach party.


  1. Clean and Crisp Linen

White is not an easy look to pull off, but it’s essential if you’re going for an effortless, European vibe. Look for looser fits with an interesting collar style for contrast. Pair with light colored trousers to make it date night and office casual appropriate.


  1. Get Inspired By the 70’s

Image via Tom Ford

When it comes to fashion history, the 70’s isn’t exactly one we think of when we picture classic men’s clothing. But browns and tans are also coming back in loungewear and jackets. Take a classic chocolate colored leather jacket and add on tan chinos and white loafers. It’s an upgrade on a previously dated look.


  1. Keep it Nautical

Who wouldn’t want to spend their days on some yacht? If it’s not in your plans or budget, make sure your wardrobe doesn’t give you away. Stock your closet with red, blue, and white. Pick shorts that are cotton based instead of denim, and wear the heck out of your favorite pair of white boat shoes.


  1. Know Your Shorts

There’s so much debate when it comes to guys and shorts (outside the pool). So here’s what you need to know if you want to wear them. First, there are many styles. The main types you’ll see in stores include chino (that fit like tailored pants), cargo (with lots of pockets), and athletic (loose and made of synthetic fiber). Each one will have a different purpose. For length, the top of the kneecap is the norm. Anything considered mid-thigh is short, and longer lengths are usually reserved for athletic wear. You’ll also want to look for fit. Cargo and athletic can be loose. But chino or more dressier short styles should be fitted.


  1. Experiment With Patterns

Image via The Fashionisto

Guys usually want to play it safe with patterns and designs. We don’t blame them. Finding the right pairing can be difficult. But you can make it happen by following a few steps. To start, choose one, main print. Second, pick a second print that is smaller in size, has a matching color scheme, or have similar lines. Finally, play around. You’ll never know what you’ll find until you try it.


  1. Wear Out The Vintage T-Shirt

For casual days, you don’t need to be stuffy by wearing button downs. Vintage, well-worn t-shirts with vibrant designs are always in. It’s all about how you accessorize. Pick your shirt and then wear contrasting colored chinos or a more eye-catching pair of shoes. It’ll elevate your style without sacrificing your comfort.

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