Summer can be a tough time when it comes to your wardrobe; our British summers can still be unpredictable with the country occasionally having a hot flush causing every guy to walk around with his t-shirt in his pocket. So we have put together a few outfits to give you a little style inspiration.
Us Brit's get moaned and laughed at by other hotter countries who are used to summers where the average temperature is above 25C each day. The problem is that those other countries are equipped with how to deal and live in hot conditions whereas it's uncommon to find aircon in your workplace or home in Britain so we are sweating indoors as well as outdoors! Therefore comfort is the first thing that comes to mind when styling your outfit for the day and then, of course, looking good is a close second.
In an attempt to help you out we have selected a few of our top picks and new arrivals to help you style yourself whether you're at home in your garden, at the pub or going on holiday.
The Garden Look
Chilling out in the garden alone doesn't necessarily need to be anything more than a pair of comfortable shorts such as our relaxed checked grey shorts. However, we're thinking more about visiting your mates for a BBQ or entertaining family in the garden so more clothing is definitely more appropriate. Starting out comfortable and simple you can wear a plain white tee, it's a trusted piece that will work with pretty much anything you decide to wear on your bottom half. We have chosen our belted utility shorts in khaki to keep the outfit looking nice and casual.
The Office Look
Office attire can be the hardest to pull off in the summer especially if where you work upholds a strict guideline on what to wear. We have kept things smart and light for your go-to office outfit. A white shirt is your starting point, it looks clean and sharp. This shirt from YMC was designed using 100% cotton creating a lightweight texture. Partnered with the shirt we have gone for chinos rather than jeans or structured trousers. They offer a more comfortable and flexible feel and you can still wear them with smart or casual shoes depending on if you want to dress the outfit up or down.
The Day Time Drinking Look
What's summer without day time drinking at the pub with mates on a scorching day? It'd be like summer never happened if you didn't at least once sit in a beer garden. So what to wear? Well, we have picked a fun and colourful outfit for you to stand out from the crowd in style without looking miss-mashed. From our very own summer collection is the subtly fun navy shirt with printed pineapples on it. Perfect for any summer day that could potentially roll into the night, you can wear this with a pair of navy shorts such as Carhartt WIP's Johnson shorts which are slightly lighter in colour to add a little contrast. Complete the look with a pair of your favourite sunglasses.
The Evening Look
If you're going out for dinner or heading out on a date you're going to want to go for a smart-casual vibe overall. For the evening look, we are proving that monochrome doesn't have to be boring. This pebble print shirt from our very own Idle range works well, looking smart and still with an element of fun. Worn with a pair of dark washed denim works better for an evening look, we have gone for a pair of Nudie Jean Co's grim tim dry cold black jeans and a pair of derby shoes to polish off a date night ready look but a pair of white trainers would also look fresh.
The Holiday Look
A great aspect of choosing what to wear on holiday is that you can be more experimental and colourful with your outfits. Patterned shirts are a must in your suitcase and a maximum of one can be Hawaiian. The firm favourite we are styling is Penfield's Gonzales cream shirt which you can either keep neutral with a pair of stone coloured shorts or be a little more daring and add a pop of colour with these tobacco shorts instead. The choice is yours!