With summer quickly approaching, everyone’s style will be changing to accommodate for the warmer weather. In this series of articles on this S/S 16 season, I’ll be talking about some of my favourite ways to stand out in the summer. For this article, I’ll be talking about my favourite pieces for this summer.
Obviously, essentials are important. Essentials tees will be your best friend when the warmer weather hits, but what happens when you want to try something different. Usually you’d rock your favourite jacket or throw on a hoodie or sweater to add a layer to your outfit, but now it’s way too hot for that, so what do you do? The answer is, you experiment.
However, sifting through page after page of clothing looking for that perfect summer statement piece to match your style can be tiring. Often it just leads to a sense of disappointment as you search website after website but never find what you’re looking for. Therefore, I’ve decided to try and help you out a little bit by compiling this small list of what are in my opinion some amazing pieces to rock this summer.
As I’ve mentioned in many of my previous articles, cropped pants, especially baggy cropped pants, are very on trend this year and I absolutely love them. These pants from French brand Drole De Monsieur are perfect for the warmer weather because of their lightweight cotton construction and their colour. Beige is a colour that has only risen in popularity recently and the particular shade of beige on these pants is relatively light and therefore great for the summer months. Wear these with a basic or oversized tee with some low profile sneakers for an interesting and practical outfit.
Rochambeau Pink Scale Shorts
Real men wear pink; so why not flex a bit this summer with these amazing shorts from Rochambeau. Sweatshorts are amazing because they are super cosy but they can still look great. Comfort is exactly what you need in the summer, being uncomfortable and hot at the same time is never pleasant, so sweatshorts are the perfect option. These shorts feature absolutely amazing construction and super soft cotton, making them some of the comfiest shorts you’ll ever put on. They also feature some side zips for added ventilation and they come in one of the nicest and most versatile shades of pink I’ve ever seen. Wear these with an all-black fit to really make them pop, or go a bit crazy and try rocking an all-pink fit.
Whoisjacov Revised Cropped Denim
As I’ve mentioned, im into baggy pants at the moment, but that doesn’t mean im against slim fits. A pair of tapered black jeans will always have a place in my wardrobe because of their immense versatility and sleek look. However, basic black jeans aren’t ever going to stand out that much, so why not swap them out for a cropped variant. Although these aren’t exactly the craziest piece on the list, they will still add a more interesting element to your outfit and it’s probably not something that many people that you know will be rocking.
Blood Brother Breed Cropped Jogger
Yea I know, I’m obsessed with pants, but this is the last pair I promise! The best thing about these Blood Brother pants for me is the fact that they look like actual pants, but are made from jogger material to provide maximum comfort. In addition to this, they have lots of amazing details such as the various zips and sewn on patches that are present all over the garment. Admittedly, because of the jogger material, they can be a bit warm for the summer, but if you live in a slightly colder part of the world like I do then they will be perfect. Also, much like the Drole pants I mentioned earlier, they come in this really nice light beige colour, but if that doesn’t suit you then you can also pick them up in black.
Saint Laurent Babycats
Using your shoes as the statement piece in your outfit is one of the oldest tricks in the book because it’s so easy to do. Just throw on some basic pieces and let your footwear do the talking. If this is what you want to do this summer, then these SLP sneakers are perfect. I highly doubt that there is going to be a whole lot of men rocking leopard print this summer, so if you’re looking to stand out then rocking these will definitely do the trick. With these shoes being SLP, it’s a given that the construction and quality are absolutely immaculate which only adds to how amazing these shoes are. People will say that they just look like Vans, but you’ll never get a pair of Vans quite like this.
So there you have it, my favourite pieces for this summer. I apologise for the list being a little legwear heavy, but in my opinion, pants are a great statement piece for the summer because they are so often overlooked, especially in the winter because of the prominence of statement jackets and layering. Therefore, what better time is there than summer to break out some dope pants. Obviously, I don’t expect that this list will cater to everyone, so if the pieces here aren’t for you, I can only suggest that you just keep on searching until you find the perfect piece. However, regardless of whether the pieces here were to your tastes or not, I hope that this list has inspired you to try something new this summer.