Staying sharp in the summer months can be tricky when you want to look cool and well, stay cool. Particularly if you’re a man who prefers to be suited and booted at all times. Fear not, we are here to help.
We’ve picked out 5 summer style essentials to see you through the summer months; from summer accessories to summer wedding outfits these 5 key pieces are must haves this season.
The loafer has become a wardrobe essential for men these last few years, especially during the summer months. With the revival of dandyism, loafers are very on trend. This versatile shoe has many variations so they can be easily styled for both formal and casual settings. For those with upcoming summer weddings why not try these Barker Horatio tassel loafers to add a bit of decadence to any suit. These shoes can be the main feature of your outfit for those wanting to dress down slightly too, pair with suit trousers like these Ted Baker Tailored Fit Trousers and a simple shirt for an easy summer wedding outfit.
When wearing solid colours on your top and bottom half, it is essential that you introduce some visual variety. These Elba Woven Belts by the British Belt Company come in 4 colours, and are a perfect way to break up a monochrome outfit. The woven elastic weave is very casual and works great with summery outfits. Try a t-shirt or shirt tuck to make your belt the centerpiece of an effortless outfit that embodies sprezzatura.
Chinos are the epitome of a simple wardrobe staple. Striking the tricky balance between sharp looking and casual makes them great for any occasion. With that said, versatility is the humble chino’s greatest asset with countless cuts, colours and designs that all take inspiration from current trends. Thanks to the warm weather, one trend that we are seeing is white chinos. This breathable trouser is ideal in white as it looks and feels crisp on those hot summer days. A straight leg fit like these Chinos by Salle Privee are flattering in white. In terms of styling, white is best complimented with contrast elsewhere in the outfit. A navy polo top like this shirt from John Smedley, or a blazer paired with brown deck shoes like these Dubarry Azores gives off nautical vibes - a real classic look.
Every man needs a great weekend bag for those quick getaways on Friday evenings. Whether you’re heading to the airport or jumping in the car to cruise down the coast, investing in quality luggage can take the strain out of travelling. Head out of town in style with this stunning Holkham Weekender by The British Belt Company.
The secret weapon to surviving summer humidity is good quality linen or a linen cotton blend. These BARBA tailored drawstring shorts are the perfect shorts for that tropical island getaway. For a quick, yet put together outfit pair these BARBA shorts with a dark polo shirt, blazer and a pair of brown Dubarry Leeward leather loafers for a contrasting tailored look. This is a great outfit for happy hour or just buzzing about town on a summer evening.
Here at Robinson’s Shoes we want to make sure you stay looking sharp this summer, no matter the weather. If these 5 Summer Style Essentials tickled your fancy then don’t forget that we do more than just shoes, check out our great range of accessories to complete your summer outfits.