Check out 6 of our top summer picks.
Classic Swim Trunks
You’ll most likely visit at least one beach or pool this season, and even if you don’t, it’s good to have an option for tropical vacations. A traditional striped style with a drawstring waistband and pockets makes it easy to add a white T-shirt—and be ready for land or a pool party dance floor.
The key to looking sharp in the summer is to choose the right fabrics. Linen, a naturally breathable material, allows air to flow through it which helps sweat dry quickly. The best part about linen is that it’s supposed to be wrinkly, so you can move around all you want. Add a collared shirt for nicer events, such as a relaxed beach wedding, and you’ll stay cool in the sun.
Tech has made its way into everything these days, including clothes. A pair of moisture wicking, quick-dry shorts come with several perks. Besides the obvious performance attributes, they look both casual and sharp, so you can wear them everywhere: beach, pool, bbqs, weekend hangs and more—just add your favorite T-shirt.
The mix of colors in a madras pattern signal that summer is in full effect, and the breathable cotton material says you’re ready for it. It’s the right amount of beachy, but with a dapper vibe. Since the pattern is on the busier side, pair with solids to balance out your look.
Denim is wearable year-round, but when it comes to the hotter months, swapping in a lighter wash is smart. It says casual, but not as casual as shorts, and comfortable but not as comfortable as sweatpants. Add any of the usual suspects: T-shirts, polos, printed button-down shirts, henleys and tank tops.
Bold Swim Trunks
Jumping into the water wearing a fun, bold print is a pairing that just works. When you’re feeling the most relaxed (as you should be by a pool, ocean, beach), it will be easy to feel comfortable in a pair of swim trunks that are out of your normal color and style rotation. The trick to pulling this off? Just dive in.
And there you have it—six ways to liven up your summer closet with your favorite staples in hot-weather-ready colors. Our personal Stylists are experts in how to make any and all of these styles work in your current wardrobe—or even if you want a complete refresh. Just ask for what you like, and it will arrive before you know it.