Updated: Mar 15
Summer and fashion don’t always go hand in hand for men. Looking good comes easy when the temperatures drop. You can let your inner lumberjack shine, and chances are you’ll look fine. But Summer… that’s a different monster.
Off the top of the head, you probably associate Summer styles with the preppy look: pink shorts, polo, Topsides. And while they definitely have the spirit of comfort down, preppy does not have a monopoly on warm looks. Whether you want edgy, athletic, rugged, or anything in between, this is the Summer to step it up and make it happen.
Men’s Summer Style Essentials
The preppy style has enjoyed a high fashion renaissance in past years, which means chino shorts have taken a bold turn.
Pastels are hot, but if you want to steer away from a fatty look, change up your colors. Khaki is a neutral option, but you don’t have to play it safe. Black or navy shorts can add new life to your wardrobe.
As for polo, they work well with chino shorts, but you will be encroaching on preppy, which is not a bad thing. If that style is out for you, play it down with neutral colors, a tailored fit, and a pair of jeans.