As the temperature increases and the sun begins to shine, it is time to put the Parka's and Duffel coats back in the cupboard and fill your wardrobe with your summer wear for the light nights and hot holidays.
Menswear summer fashion usually an injection of color into the pallet most men's wardrobe. If worn right this can really make you stand out on the beach while retaining a look of chic and keep you looking cool all summer long. Here are my top 6 tips for guys wondering how to spice up your like this summer.
1. Wear colors that suit your natural features
Summer is a time of enjoying being out sun and showing your natural features and the colors you wear should help bring these out and really emphasize what god wave you. For example if you have not caught the sun yet and you are still quite white, do not strut your stuff in pastel tones that could leave you looking washed out.
2. Do not be afraid of loud colors
If there is a time that you can wear a lime green t-shirt or a pair of purple jeans then the bright summer days are it. The trick here is not to clash them all into one mish-mash outfit and end up looking like a Childrens TV presenter. The trick to pulling off ostentatiously colored menswear is to neutralize the other half of the outfit with a neutral color. So if you are wearing those red shorts make sure you have a white polo or v neck T over the top.
3. Get some color on your feet
Its time to put away those black brogues from the winter time and jazz up your footwear with some new shoes that compliment any summer outfit to a tee. For casual wear, why not try Reeboks latest range of retro style trainers that add a twist of color to your footwear or for formal and evening wear check out Pointers range of desert boots which timeless look can be dressed up or down.
4. Loud patterns are a big No-No
Its not 1984 anymore! If you are disappointed to mix up the pallet of your clothes and have different pattern on your shirts then make sure that they are pastel tones as this will look less like your grand mothers wallpaper.
5. Use color to enhance your facial features
By choosing colors that are right for your skin tone and eye and hair color your can really extenuate these features.
6. Versatility is key
If you pick the right colors it can make an outfit that can be used in a number of situations. A prime example being a classic red crew t shirt, which can be worn both as a casual day time tee or under a light weight suit in the evening time to really create a smart casual outfit.
One thing is for sure with modern menswear this summer, you can not avoid the fact that color is everywhere, from men's streetwear to suits, designers have been injecting color into their lines and placing a twist on some classic. I hope these tips help with the problem what to wear this summer.