Spring/Summer Style Inspiration For Guys.

Spring/Summer Style Inspiration For Guys. 

Lockdown measures are easing and many of us are looking forward to casting off our joggers and Zoom get-ups. If you’re ready to enjoy the summer but you’re not sure what to wear to the office or the beer garden, here are some top spring/summer style tips. 

Dressing For Work.

Millions of people have been working from home for the last 12 months but slowly, people are starting to head back to offices, call centers, stores and hospitality venues. If you’re worried about what to wear now that you have the freedom to leave the house, don’t panic. Dressing for work doesn’t have to be stressful. 

The first thing to bear in mind when putting a work wardrobe together is the dress code. If you have to wear smart clothing for the office, creating a capsule wardrobe is a brilliant idea. If you have a capsule collection ready, you can get dressed in a matter of minutes in the mornings and ensure you always look and feel great. The key to a successful capsule wardrobe lies in investing in basics that fit you well and make you feel comfortable and confident. Think about the pieces that you will wear most frequently when you go to work and start looking for investments. For smart dress codes, it’s wise to buy tailored trousers, well-fitted, high-quality shirts, blazers and lightweight jumpers to wear over shirts. Once you’ve crossed off these essentials, you can diversify your wardrobe and create a host of new looks by adding accessories, seasonal pieces and on-trend items. Take a classic pair of trousers. You can use those trousers as a base for several outfits by swapping shirts, adding a tie or pocket square, throwing on a blazer or a coat, wearing a belt or a bag, adding a jumper or opting for different shoes. You can adapt your outfits to cater to different weather conditions and to dress your look up or down depending on whether you’re meeting clients or embracing more casual Friday styling. 

Another important consideration for spring/summer is comfort. Offices can be hot and stuffy and if you commute, you don’t want to be sitting on a bus or a train sweating. Layering is an excellent idea for the warmer months when it could be hot or there may be a sudden downpour or even a frost. Lightweight jumpers and cardigans and jackets work brilliantly and you can also invest in stylish pieces like a mac or trench coat. It’s wise to carry an umbrella with you and to swap long sleeves for short sleeves when it’s hot outside. Choose breathable fabrics like cotton and linen to stay cool. 

Style Tips For Social Events.

Most of us haven’t seen friends or family for ages and we’re looking forward to putting outfits together to hang out at the pub, attend small gatherings and go out for dinner. If you’re looking for inspiration, here are some trends to try out in the weeks ahead. 

Bomber Jackets.

Bomber jackets are back! A staple in the 90s, the bomber has made a comeback for 2021 and it’s a perfect investment for al fresco socialising. With a bomber, you can dress for sunny days and cooler evenings and add serious style to the most basic outfit. You can choose from a range of colours and even embrace patterns or prints if you’re keen to make a statement. Throw on a bomber over a printed or plain tee and a pair of slim-fit or baggy jeans depending on your style. 

Statement T-shirts.

It’s t-shirt weather and what better way to celebrate than freshening up your collection and adding a little more interest? It’s essential to have a range of basic tees but it’s also a great idea to broaden your horizons in the warmer months. From designer t-shirts from men’s Alexander Mcqueen collections to bright colours or prints, if you’ve got a selection of tees you love, you can rotate them, mixing and matching with different trouser cuts and shorts to look cool all summer long. Throw on an oversized open shirt or a sweater to keep warm once the sun goes down. 

Bermuda Shorts.

There’s nothing like wearing shorts on a hot day to bring the positive vibes and make you feel like you’re on holiday. Bermuda shorts are huge this summer and you don’t need to jet off to an exotic location to show off your new purchases. You can choose from bold prints and loud colours or opt for more understated, subtle pieces depending on where you’re going, what you’re doing and what makes you feel comfortable. Team more audacious styles with plain tees or go all-out with a co-ord if you’re a fan of prints, patterns and bright shades. 

Printed Shirts.

Summer is the season to embrace prints and be a little more adventurous when it comes to dressing up. Nautical and floral prints are perennial best-sellers in the summer but in 2021, you’ll also find scarf prints, Botanical patterns, spots and graphic lines. You can wear printed shirts for smart or casual occasions. Add shorts, shades and deck shoes, espadrilles or plimsolls for daytime drinks or a picnic or team with loafers and tailored ankle-grazers for a cool look for a date or dinner out with the family. 

Spring is in full swing and before we know it, summer will be here and we’ll be looking forward to afternoons in the park, hitting the beach and enjoying barbeques in the back garden. If you’re keen to look the part, there are some very simple ways to revamp your style and put cool outfits together whether you’re heading to the office or meeting friends for dinner or drinks. If you have a smart dress code, create a capsule wardrobe and embrace new trends and looks with accessories and statement, seasonal pieces. For casual wear, experiment with new trends, use layers to cater to the conditions and mix and match pieces to create a host of on-trend outfits. Don’t be afraid to wear bolder colours or prints in the summer and lift basics like jeans and t-shirts with finishing touches and eye-catching pieces like jackets and shirts. Best wishes x Neil.