Unless your day job involves a lifeguard tower and the cool blue sea, there’s a subtle art to perfecting your summer look. Here are five must-haves to get you started.
1. The Linen Blazer
How do you avoid looking stuffy in your suit when it’s 45 degrees outside? Look to a lightweight linen jacket as your ultimate answer. The breathable fabric keeps you cool and when paired with a similarly crisp shirt, trousers and smart trainers, it results in effortless chic.
2. The Leather Travel Bag
The key to travelling in style all year round is to invest in a durable travel bag. Backpack styles are what you need for utmost efficiency. Ted Baker’s faux leather backpacks offer polished style that can take you from the boardroom straight to the night out.
3. The Casual Shirt
When attending casual dinners in the summer months, make sure you’ve invested in a good dinner shirt. While the traditional dinner shirt is a simple button-down with a finely starched collar, opt for a more contemporary update with Tommy Hilfiger and Lewis Hamilton’s collab Check Mao Shirt that evokes a raw street style.
4. The Sunglasses
During summer, sunglasses are essential. Look to a classic colour as opposed to trending hues, and opt for a shape that complements your face. Traditional styles such as L.G.R.’s Black Tripoli Sunglasses will complement almost all facial structures and ensembles as you enjoy a weekend about town.
5. The Swim Shorts
When it’s time to hit the pool or beach, look to a flattering short style such as Frescobol Carioca’s jardim sport swim shorts, which amplifies your quads and provides ample coverage. Inspired by the tropical flora of Rio’s Botanical Gardens, these vibrant swim shorts evoke a bold Brazilian vibe.