ALPHA MALE: 5 Fast Items For Your Summer Wardrobe
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Summer has this same effect on my wardrobe essentials. You find yourself stripping down and lightening up what you wear. Summer is meant to be light and fun, so let's look at 5 fast fixes to lighten up without losing out on great style.
1. Switch to summer weights.
Shirts, pants, and even sweaters or blazers can all take on lighter weights in Summer. Mix in looser fabrics like, Egyptian cottons, Seersucker and Linen that breathe better and can help keep you comfortable as temperatures rise. I offer customers options in all 3 in various items to help balance your Summer lineup.
2. Canvas sneakers are your friend.
Clean, simple, unadulterated. Sure, Nike Flyknits and Frees may be all the rage among the trendsetters these days, but you will never go wrong in a pair of canvas plimsolls. There are tons of great options out there, from the inexpensive like PRO-Keds CVOs and Tretorn Nylites to pricier options such as Seavees or even Common Projects.
3. Board shorts are the "Everyman" of swim trunks.
So many brands today are producing a bathing suit that has a silhouette as clean as the trousers men wear on a daily basis. Cut just right above the knee, with a clean, flat waist band and closed with a snap, Velcro or even tie front, these board shorts are perfectly complimentary to the simple life to which Summer harkens. It is a style that has actually been around forever, but the surf influence seen in a lot of designers' works these days has made it prevalent again.
4. Don't forget the shadier look.
Sunglasses are great all year long, but there is just something so right about the perfect pair in Summer. And the best options- like the rest of your look- should stay simple. Wayfarers from RAEN, Ray Ban, and Mosley Tribes are great clean acetate versions. Metal-framed aviators are the other style that can accommodate any look. I sell Randolph Engineering's version; They are a family owned business in Randolph, MA who make sunglasses for our nation's military here in the U.S. and the price point is fantastic.
5. Protect your face.
Do not forget that, with Summer, the sun's effects take a greater toll on your skin. Just because you are not wearing anything on your face, does not mean you should not cover it up. Make sure to use a great facial moisturizer with even a light SPF rating to help dampen the potential harm Summer sun can do. And it provides the added benefit of keeping your skin conditioned and looking healthier long-term.
These 5 fast fixes are not going to be hard on the wallet or hard to pack, whether you are going away for business or vacation. But all these options can provide you alternatives to the heavy weights you have probably begun to store away by now until next Fall. Take advantage of that space in your closet before the weather gets too hot to handle.
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