Words by Timothy Diao
Planning a summer getaway is not the first thing that would come to mind when thinking of this season—especially after the year we've just had—but we present you with fresh sartorial ideas to explore under this blistering heat. Whether you're off to a quick staycation or spending the weekend at home by the pool, choose to dress up anyway.
There are a lot of ideas to elevate your summer looks. But to cut through the noise, we narrowed it down to four easy-to-cop style hacks: a brand new color story of unbleached whites, mellow yellows, olive green, gray steel blue, luxurious biscuit brown, and burnt orange, contemporary shirting ideas, a range of seasonal bottoms, and lightweight transitional jackets.
THE color Story
Loved hues of seasons past finds new life in spring/summer 2021—a spectrum that consists of canvas-like whites, sunny yellows, utilitarian greens, cold steel gray, luxurious browns, and the punch of burnt orange.
Anchor your looks with olive green or blue-gray, and layer the stronger hues from there. Hit the nail on the head with a tailored shirt in unbleached cotton, paired with olive green cargo shorts, and finished with an oversized white parka.
Shirting is a mainstay when it comes to menswear. This season we're looking at the style favorite with a fresh perspective—think classic cuts in linen and organic cotton, resort shirts with bold details, banker stripes in boxy silhouettes, and so much more.
The wardrobe classic finds new meaning this summer with comfort in mind and elevated with details that you can't take your eyes off.
Started from the bottom
From summer favorites like cargo pants and athletic short-shorts to tapered and pleated trousers, this season's bottoms are easy to style and timeless as well. If you're looking for a wardrobe refresher try out bleach-washed denim, wide-leg pants, and larger-than-life minimalist shorts.
Layering in this heat is not the most obvious style move, but there's always a way to dress up without sweating through your looks. Weather-proof your day-to-day outfits with a packable windbreaker or a practical parka. While a blouson or an anorak is a great way to dress up your looks. Just keep in mind to pick out pieces in light fabrics like technical polyester or breezy linen.