Style Tips for the Perfect Staycation

The start of summer is finally here, although the weather isn’t reflecting the season very well so far! While many of you will be counting down the days to your summer holiday, there is likely to be some of you out there who will be enjoying a staycation in 2019.

Staycations can be a refreshing break in your home country, especially if you’ve booked a week or two off work to enjoy some down time. It’s the perfect occasion to discover new parts of your city, or even travel to a different part of the country that you’ve never been to before. You’d be surprised at how much fun a staycation can actually be, with destinations like Cornwall, the Cotswolds and the Peak District, right on your doorstep.

So, if you’re planning a staycation this summer, make sure you do it in style with the latest SS19 menswear. Here are some top style tips to keep in mind, come rain or shine in the unpredictable British weather!


Layering is key

Thanks to the changeability of the British summer weather, it can be difficult to plan a stylish outfit accordingly. After all, the morning could be gloriously sunny, only to change by lunch time to showers. Even in the height of summer, sun is not always a guarantee in the UK.

With that in mind, ensure your summer wardrobe is equipped for any and all elements. Layering is the order of the day for your staycation adventure; think t-shirts, overshirts and jackets. Ideal for changing weather forecast, simply take off or put on another layer to accommodate the temperature.

Graphic print t-shirts work year-round, while a military-inspired overshirt works wonders when the sun disappears. For that extra layer for chilly days or evenings, consider a lightweight jacket such as a kagoule or mac. If you’re not feeling that brave, arm yourself with your favourite parka for when the temperature really dips.


Brighten it up with prints

No matter whether you’re in Barbados or Bristol, your wardrobe still needs that injection of colour and pattern for the summer months! Look out for bold prints and eye-catching patterns that cheer up any outfit, adding that much-needed holiday spirit to your wardrobe.

Floral prints are the obvious go-to, with monochrome and pastel shades being at the forefront of popularity. However, don’t forego other unique patterns for a seasonal favourite. Striped and polka dot prints are also massively on trend for the whole year it seems, and now is the perfect time to add them to your clothing collection.


Invest in shorts – and a pair of back-up chinos!

It’s summer which means you’re no doubt dying to invest in a new pair of shorts to show off. If you’re staying in the UK, don’t sacrifice your summer style just because it’s not 30 degrees.

Cargo shorts are a great choice for summer occasions; simple colours like khaki, navy or black are often the go-to style thanks to their versatility. Team with your new printed shirt and a kagoule and you have the ultimate British summer outfit.

However, it’s important that you consider investing in a rain-friendly back-up. A pair of chinos are the perfect option for the summer season, with a lightweight fabric and versatile appearance.

Stewart Thurlow

Stewart Thurlow

I once shared a lift with Meryl Streep & Julianne Moore. Oh, & Victoria Beckham smiled at me. UK Editor for ADDICTED.
Stewart Thurlow