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Men's Summer Fashion Trends

Each season brings new clothes to wear and fashion trends may not be the same as they were last year.

08/06/2019

There are some things in fashion that never go out of style, but there are plenty of other trends that change each year. Each season brings new clothes to wear and fashion trends may not be the same as they were last year.

Keeping up with certain trends can be difficult or tiresome, but you always want to dress to impress. After all, the legendary football player Deion Sanders once said, “You look good, you feel good. You feel good, you play good. You play good, they pay good.” While grammar was obviously not one of his strong points, Primetime did have a valid point.

If you’re not sure where to start, check out the list of clothing items below to start, or add onto, your summer wardrobe.

Shirts

FInding formal wear for men that doesn’t turn your body up to 200 degrees can be tough, but that’s why we have nice linen shirts. You might be thinking that’s what your father is likely to wear to a Sunday afternoon BBQ and you may be right, but there’s plenty of ways to wear a linen shirt and not look like your old man.

Look for one that has a bit slimmer fit and shorter sleeves for starters. It’s also becoming more and more common to leave these shirts untucked, instead of tucked in. While you dad may be rocking belt combination, you can leave yours untucked for a more relaxed look.

T-Shirts

One of the best parts about summer is not having to worry about wearing long sleeves. It’s cold now, but will how warm is it going to get later? Will I be outside long enough to justify wearing a long sleeve shirt?

Ditch the long sleeves and head right into short sleeves.

This year, simple t-shirts are the trendy item. No more super elaborate designs, shirts with slogans or graphic tees. Just a nice, simple design that isn’t too bold or flashy. When it comes to color, going lighter actually isn’t always better, so don’t be afraid to take that navy blue or go white with stripes.

Shoes

Boat shoes have always been that classic choice that fit nicely between comfort and style and this summer, it’s no different. However, more and more of these boat shoes are adding a bit more color and style than as seen before.

So if you’re out looking for boat shoes this year, stray away from the single color shoes or dull colors. Go for something a bit lighter and a bit more colorful. Just make sure and get some shoes that support your foot as you’ll hopefully be heading to lots of fun events this summer.

Jackets

Even though we just cursed the idea of using long sleeves during the summer, you may still need to grab a jacket for when the sun goes down.

The top pick for jackets this year are bomber jackets. Lightweight and can be worn for casual or slightly formal events, bomber jackets are the top pick. They’re the perfect jacket because you can carry it around with you easily throughout the day without sweating your arm off and then slip it on at night to make sure you’re still warm.

Miscellaneous

Let’s talk about sunglasses. For starters, if you’re not wearing them when you’re outside, you need to change that. This year though, round sunglasses are in as the new stylish choice. If you’re not a fan, you can always go back to the classic aviators and be occasionally mistaken for a cop.

When it comes to socks, many men have opted to go for the no socks plan. While that’s always an option, the summer trend is wearing socks without any visible lines. If you grew up in the 2000s, you know this was the trend for a good while.

Hats are a summer staple, even if you aren’t heading to a sporting event. Panama hats (actually made in Ecuador) are a solid option as well as leather baseball-style caps. While your missus may nag you for wearing your Little League baseball cap in public, you can find that happy medium and wear a stylish baseball cap out and about.

 

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