With summer finally upon us, it’s time to start thinking about what to take with you on holiday. Everyone wants to look their best while they’re away and, if you stick to the tips we’ve brought together in this article, you’ll be sure to look fantastic this summer whether you’re lounging by the pool or enjoying some sight-seeing.
So, read on for all our top holiday fashion tips for men.
Pick your materials wisely
If you’re jetting off to sunnier climes this summer, it’s important to understand some basics about materials if you want to stay as comfortable as possible. While cotton is fine in the great British climate, there are much more breathable materials. If you want to stay cool throughout your holiday as the temperatures soar, it’s therefore a good idea to pick up some tops in materials more suited to hotter weather.
For your casual tops, go for merino wool. Icebreaker are the leading brand in this soft, comfortable, and incredibly breathable material, and their selection of men’s merino wool T-shirts is a great place to pick up a top in this “smart” material. When it comes to your formal holiday wardrobe, ditch your usual button-up shirts and go for linen instead, which is much more breathable and comfortable on hot summer evenings. If you need to stock up, take a look at the men’s linen shirts collection at Joseph Turner, where you can get two for £84.
Don’t be shy with your swimming trunks
Men tend to dress a lot more conservatively than the fairer sex for most of the year, but swimming trunks are the perfect chance to let loose and wear some vivid colours and interesting patterns. If you’re enjoying a day around the pool or heading to the beach, you’ll be able to pair some vibrant trunks with a neutral top and some flip flops, so there’s no need to worry about clashing if you pack plenty of plain white Ts.
If floral patterns and loud prints aren’t your thing, more reserved swimming shorts can look great too — and they’ll go with more of your tops as well. It’s a good idea to take a mix so you can get the most out of your summer T-shirt collection and still get the chance to wear something a bit different while the sun’s out. No matter what your taste, you’ll be able to find the perfect pair of trunks in Swimwear365’s collection of men’s swimwear. Whatever you do, just make sure to leave the Speedos at home!
Snap up some summer shoes
Heading abroad gives you the perfect chance to mix up your footwear, too. The opportunity to wear a pair of boat shoes, loafers, or derbies doesn’t come around very often here in the UK, as the look really isn’t complete unless you ditch your socks. So, take the chance to explore this look while you’re away. If going sockless isn’t for you, pick up some men’s shoe liners from sockshop.co.uk, which will keep you comfy without showing above your summer shoes and ruining the style.
Protect yourself in style
Last but not least, you need to make sure your eyes are protected from the sun by taking a good-quality pair of sunglasses. Of course, these won’t just offer vital protection from the sun’s rays — pick the right pair and they’ll look great, too.
Before you head off abroad, make sure you’ve got a stylish pair of shades that block 100% of both UVA and UVB rays. If your current sunglasses don’t fit this bill, grab some Ray-Ban Folding Wayfarers, which will not only protect your eyes in style, but also fold up and fit up in your pocket when you no longer need them.
Follow these holiday fashion tips when you’re packing for this year’s trip abroad and you’re sure to look the part no matter what the occasion. Plus, you can guarantee you won’t look back on your photo album in years to come and think “what was I wearing?”.