Summer 2016 is just around the corner, and there’s no better time to try out a few key trends from the latest catwalks to revive your summer wardrobe instead of relying on the same old shorts and t-shirts. Some of the trends aren’t for the fashion faint-hearted, but there are some easy ways to update your look to make it stylish yet practical. Here are 5 summer looks to try out with confidence this year.

Linen suits

Summer and suits are generally an uncomfortable combination, especially when you are wearing the heavy wool suits that saw you through the snow in the winter, so the only alternative for looking smart whilst staying cool is a linen suit. Grey is also a very popular colour this season, so a pale grey linen suit is an excellent investment to make in your wardrobe. If you can’t picture yourself head to toe in linen, why not incorporate a linen jacket to your wardrobe and pair with a crisp white shirt and your suit trousers for an instant seasonal update.

Wide legged trousers

Thankfully the skinny jeans trends for men seems to be on its way out, to be replaced with wide legged trousers. Loose fitting, baggy trousers will soon be the go-to casual look so get ahead of the trend and get a pair now - and definitely leave those skinny jeans on the rail.

Slip on shoes

Summer shoe trends for men are focused on casual slip on shoes, so think moccasins and boat/deck shoes for updating your footwear. Pair these Barker Adrian moccasins with chino shorts or linen trousers for a stylish summer look, or how about these Loake 528 boat shoes – very relaxed and casual footwear to keep your feet cool.


The colour green will be a huge trend this summer, from khaki green and dark olive shades to brighter bottle greens and jades. The key with this trend is to mix and clash the colours, or pair one strong shade with a neutral one to ease into this trend gently.

Cuban collar

50’s inspired shirts were seen all over the catwalks for this season of men’s fashion, and the easiest way to wear this trend is to pair with fitted trousers or chinos for a more casual weekend style. The relaxed open collar is very on trend at the moment, and it’s available in a variety of colours and patterns so you don’t have to compromise on your personal style to make it work for you.

How many from these 5 summer looks to try do you think you’ll try this year?