With temperatures still in the triple digits and humidity skyrocketing, how can the men remain cool while staying on-trend? Check out the following staples that allow you to steal the spotlight, while remaining cool and comfy.
Perhaps the average dude has no muscles to flaunt in a tank top; however, the new interpretations of the tank tops can be sported by any. The tank tops of today boast rich graphic prints, vibrant colors and immaculate styling. Be it solids, striped or printed, choose a fit that’s true to your size, pair them with your shorts and you’re all set to beat the heat in style.
- Univibe Tank Top, $15
- Shark Attack Graphic Tank – $29.50
- Shreds Striped Tank – $32
As the heat becomes unbearable, shorts become the order of the day. Whether you prefer good, old cargos or the khakis, choose colors that are fun and novel. From vibrant orange to subdued blue, there are plenty on your palette to choose from. Avoid anything loose and floppy and be the fashion-forward man by opting for slim and tailored fit. Pair your colorful shorts with neutrals for a no-fail pairing.
- Hampton Shorts in apricot, $85
- Oxnard Cargo Shorts in olive, $89
Update your summer look by choosing shirts that make a statement. While tees work great, this summer pair your khakis with a plaid or a printed shirt. Rolled-up sleeves keep you cool and comfortable while oozing a trendy and a fashion-forward vibe. If you prefer solids, choose the ever-popular chambray shirt or opt for a light cotton white shirt.
- Tattersal Plaid Shirt from Club Room – $29.99
- Monheit Stripe Shirt from INC – $39.98
- Matthews Plaid Shirt from INC – $59.50
- Ramirez Plaid Shirt from INC – $39.98
Complete your summer wardrobe by choosing shoes that are relaxed and easy yet trendy and fashion-forward. A pair of boat shoe in a neutral shade complements most outfits and a pair of slip-on adds style to your sporty look. Choose one that meets your personal preference to kick up your casual look.
- Solarsoft Lakeside Slip On Shoes from Nike – $34.99
- Trevitt Tassel Drivers from Johnston & Murphy – $99.98
- Sperry Top-Sider Shoes, Bahama 2-Eye Boat Sneakers – $60
As you notice, it does not take a whole lot to stay fashionably-cool. These staples are simple and stress-free yet keep you looking modern and updated.
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