Summer style can be a challenge at the best of times, and when the weather is really hot it can be even harder to stay cool and still look good. With that in mind, I thought I’d help you out and share my top picks so that you can stay looking your best without overheating or breaking the bank in the process.
While the weather has been pretty hot here in Toronto, I still have 3 coats that I use in the summer, two of which I’ll share with you. The first is a raincoat. I’d rather not get soaked no matter what time of year, so a proper raincoat is key for me. The second; I always crack out the Canadian tuxedo, aka the denim jacket. It’s such a classic summer/fall style and works with so many looks.
Jack and Jones have a great selection of jackets that will have you looking good and feeling great.
You may think that a basic tee is something you should just buy cheap and in bulk but you would be wrong. When it comes to basics like a t-shirt that you’ll be wearing often, you want to invest in something that actually looks good, and will stand up over time. Now I’m not saying you have to spend a fortune, but a little bit extra will get you a higher quality t-shirt and a higher quality t-shirt always makes a man look better.
Enough with the too-long board shorts and the super-short short shorts. Stick to a simple, classic pair that sits just above the knee and can work when dressed up or down.
One pattern, one denim, one other. That’s my basic rule for shorts.
The only time I wear running shoes is when I’m working out. The rest of the time I’m probably wearing a great pair of loafers. You can check out my faves from Clarks and SWIMS Here.
The Reazor Edge British Tan loafer is hands down my favourite loafer of the summer. It not only looks good but it’s a versatile shoe that I can wear with anything. And, once broken in, they feel like butter, aka super comfy.
Add a watch:
Adding a watch to your outfit easily dresses up what would otherwise be a more casual look. For summer I say dress down, accessorize up. Adding a watch to your outfit is an easy upgrade and it’s not going to make you any warmer in the process.
I love the selection from Konifer and Tuk Watches. They have a choice of more casual watches for men that are sure to keep you on time and on point.
So, what have we learned today? Keep it simple and classic. Don’t skimp on the basics. Add accessories to dress up an otherwise casual look. Don’t be afraid to layer with a jacket, and always make sure to put a little extra effort into looking your best. Trust me, it will help you to also feel your very best.