Listen up guys, the best way to stay cool this summer is to dress like you’re on holiday. All out of annual leave? Staying at home for the holidays? This trend knows no boundaries. With a few key pieces, you’ll feel like you’re on vacay without ever having left your neighbourhood. Shop the trend and these pieces on The Grand Social.
With the warm weather fast approaching, now’s the time to trade in your jeans for a pair of lightweight chinos. Look for neutral shades and bright colours, and wear them with the ankles rolled up on a hot summers day.
Invest in a thin cotton shirt that looks effortlessly cool in a multitude of ways. Wear it buttoned up, with the sleeves rolled-up or loose and undone over a singlet. Choose lighter coloured fabrics that can handle the heat like white, cream and pale blue.
Make sure you have at least one pair of board shorts on hand for impromptu summer swims. This season look for colourful prints and choose fast drying fabrics that’ll take you from the beach to the bar.
Forget super dark shades and coloured frames. Take in hot sunny days in a classic tortoise shell frame that will go perfectly with a three-day growth. Keep an eye out for round styles that are reminiscent of a more relaxed decade.
Avoid harsh neck tan lines over summer and wrap a loosely tied man scarf around your neck. Just remember that a scarf should always look nonchalant or never deliberately worn or over-styled.
Whether you’re travelling around the world or just around your hood, you need a pair of shoes that can work in most situations. The tan leather lace-up is that shoe. It’s just as comfortable with a pair of shorts as it is with your chinos.