Style by Claire Lopez

Menswear Monthly: Summer Special

You’ve got your shorts sorted but now what to wear with them on sunny days and summer holidays? From the perfect tees and wardrobe staples to fun shirts – here’s how to style your summer wardrobe.

The Perfect Tee

Well this is not something you need just for your shorts in the summer, you need to make sure you have a good selection of basic tees in your locker. They’ve got to be crew necked and the right material and fit, with sleeves that fit your biceps, not standing away like you still have a coat-hanger in them. You don’t want to look like you’ve just pulled on a baggy, greyed off black or dirty-looking white tee that should be reserved for sleeping/gardening/DIY.

Premium Cotton T-shirt £12.99 H&M

This is one of the best out there and in addition to your core black/white/grey marl/navy there are a whole host of other colours you can choose from including burgundy, rust and a brighter pink.

Classic T Shirt £9.95 Gap

This is another goodie and there is 50% off at the moment so for under £5 you’ve got a bargain.

Stretch T Shirt £12.95 Gap

Or if you prefer your tees to have a bit of stretch then try this one. But stretch styles will generally cling more which may or may not work for you.

Supima Cotton Crew Neck Short Sleeved T-shirt £9.90 Uniqlo

A grey marl is a must-have. If your basic tees don’t have the right sleeves, don’t finish at the right point and are either too long or too short from washing, looking a bit tired and unloved then it’s time to upgrade.

The Short Sleeve Casual Shirt

There’s a time and a place for a loud shirt and that time is now. Here are my favourites whether you want an all over print or prefer something a bit more subtle, have a bit of fun and wear with your shorts or jeans.

Tropical Birds Print Shirt £45 White Stuff

Botanical Print Shirt £45 White Stuff

Hawaiian Print Shirt £22 Next

Stretch Poplin Short Sleeved Shirt £17.97 Gap

A much less in your face option if floral isn’t your thing.

The Casual Long Sleeved Shirt

Make sure you roll up the sleeves on these to make your look a casual one. You can’t go wrong with a classic Oxford shirt which looks great with shorts, chinos and denim alike. Go for a timeless white or blue which will work with everything. Alternatively a light denim/chambray shirt is a nice option – but you definitely don’t want to go full-on cowboy. And finally a linen shirt looks great for summer nights.

Oxford Shirt Regular Fit £17.99 H&M

The Denim Shirt £22.48 Gap

Linen Shirt £32.97 Gap

Lots of colour options here to choose from but a little bit of pink is nice and looks lovely with navy or khaki.

And now just add sunshine…



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