Menswear greatness comes easy in winter, but when temperatures rise to critical levels, looking sharp becomes more of a challenge. Luckily, with a little creativity, looking good and staying cool don’t have to be at odds. Here are some easy ways to upgrade your summer wardrobe.
Step Up Your T-Shirt Game
While you may have made the switch from graphic to solid, the great t-shirt upgrade doesn’t stop there. A suped-up tee is the easiest way to look good without adding layers: Color blocking, henleys, and subtle texture are all fine options.
While You’re at It, Upgrade Your Shorts
Shorts are another summer workhorse with plenty of untapped potential. If your standard khaki and navy numbers dominate the rotation, try mixing things up with a seersucker pair, or keep things cool with some breezy irish linen.
Know How to Pick Out a Polo
A polo shirt can be a wardrobe essential or a badge of basic bro-dom—depending on how it fits. Learn the key components of a well-fitted polo shirt, and keep them top of mind the next time you’re in a fitting room.
Stay Cool at Summer Weddings with a Linen Suit
No matter how high the temperatures rise, certain summer occasions will always require a suit. To dress up without shedding your body weight in sweat, try a two-button linen number: They fit great, breathe well, and can pull double-duty as pants or a blazer.
Swap Espadrilles into Your Sneaker Rotation
Great canvas sneakers are a weekend staple, but many summer outfits (like all-linen everything) call for something more…continental. Espadrilles are as breezy as flip-flops, as versatile as Keds—and if you don’t believe you can pull them off, you haven’t tried them on.