Simple summer style is the key to getting through the next few months of sweltering heat. The menswear this season, is full of breathable fabrics, cooler hues and casual cuts. Avoid being in a state of sweat with these stylish and versatile looks that are available from ENEX.
When it comes to summer fashion for Men, the biggest rule is to not disregard the attention to detail, in this season’s prints and materials. Step out of your comfort zone and try on something new, that will leave you feeling comfortable and looking fresh.
THE WORKING MAN
A summer jacket/blazer is a must! While your air-conditioned office may be nice and cool, you’re guaranteed to get a little sweaty when you hit the pavement on a steaming hot day.
The sneaky feature with a number of Mens’ jackets this season, is that they are partially lined, leaving lots of breathing room.
We love a classic tuxedo this time of year, but this season is also about experimenting with separates and not replying on a matching jacket and trouser set. Not only does this allow you to get more wear out of your current wardrobe, but you can easily add new season pieces into your everyday office attire.
Colour and Prints
For the man who has the flexibility to be able to wear a little colour day-to-day, this season is about cooler shades of light blue, navy, grey and green. Team a chic blue suit with a green shirt and tone the colours down with a darker tie; a tie with a quirky, yet subtle print, is a modern finishing touch.
Mixing prints is simple if you remember to balance. A blue and white floral shirt with a grey jacket (that features floral lining), is a sneaky way to incorporate colour and print without being over the top.
For the holiday season? A little soft-red blazer is a smart way to introduce colour into an outfit. This soft hue complements navy, white, black and cream, making it easy to work back into your wardrobe.
Put that tie away, it’s casual Friday. This time of year the Friday after-work drinks are in full-swing, not to mention Christmas parties, so looking smart is still important. Stay cool in shirts made from breathable fabrics that are light-weight; start with cotton, linen and rayon. Jack London’s range of short sleeve rayon shirts can be worn under a jacket and teamed with shirts or pants.
TIP: Did you know that Lululemon has a collection of cotton shirts? Amongst their active and lifestyle wear, there are long-sleeve shirts in classic blue and white.
There are many outdated man bags roaming the City at the moment. It’s time to update your backpack with a soft leather satchel that is practical and timeless.
Don’t underestimate the value of a little pocket square; it’s a minor touch that adds a little detail to an outfit and is also a simple way to add colour and texture to a plain jacket.
A fresh pair of sunglasses can make a big difference to an outfit. It doesn’t matter how new and stylish your business shirt is, if you’re still donning a pair of Oakley sunglasses from the 90s – its not a good look! Aviators are always a safe option, though the clean-cut round sunglasses are the new favourite this season – head to Jack London.
TIP: While you’re updating your man-bag and sunglasses, be sure to invest in a slim leather wallet or card holder from MARCS and Pigeonhole. The new designs are smaller and easier to slip into your jacket pocket.
THE WEEKEND MAN
From the gym to the beach
There’s nothing better than racing to the beach for a dip after a workout. If you don’t have time to pack your backpack with a spare pair of boardies, then you should look into some swim/run shorts from Lululemon. The shorts double as exercise shorts and board shorts, so you get double the wear out of them. There is also a range of anti-stink gear from Lululemon that helps with reducing odour-causing bacteria.
It’s the season of Board shorts and (cuffed) chinos. The range of fun printed board shorts and shirts from Dangerfield is out of control with bananas, pineapples and pizza prints leading the way. Team playful shorts with a simple black tee and white shirt and you’re set to go to the beach and then out for lunch.
Mixing prints is as easy as introducing a subtle Hawaiian print short to a striped tee in similar tones. If you stick to similar colour tones then you can’t go wrong.
The hat is back. Fedoras never go out of season and will last for decades. Invest in a natural straw style that you can wear at the beach or by the pool.
This time of year, between the picnics, family gatherings, beach hangs and barbeques, you will need a backpack to help carry everything. A sturdy backpack that is full of compartments, will help you on your way.