The season has a lot for men to explore beyond whites, blacks, formals and casuals. All you need to do is-be carefree and confident. Are you ready?
Want to take a break from everything too formal? Invest in a V-neck jumper and get going. This summer, forget the round neck and keep the skin sun-safe with a solid V-neck jumper that is easily available in cotton. You can use them to create a layer or simply wear with denim or buttoned shorts for a Sunday brunch look. For instance, club a pristine white V-neck jumper with an off-white knee-length pair of shorts and finish the look with a tropical espadrille. You can highlight the look with some junk accessories like an anchor bracelet and glares.
Go to Graphic
If checks and stripes are too boring for you this season, then invest in some vibrant graphics that are low on maintenance and easy to carry. From t-shirt to a shirt, they are available in every form. The season’s trend includes prints like geometric, floral, scripture, abstract and so on. While wearing graphics, make sure that you balance the look by keeping the other half simple with solid shade or self-print. For instance, if you are wearing a geometric print t-shirt, team it up with solid blue or black denim for a striking look.
When it comes to the art of layering, jackets are the best companion that men can ask for. From t-shirts and shirts to tank tops, they go well with every casual wardrobe and are easy to carry. Men hesitant in terms of experimenting and still willing to be stylish, jackets are the saviours. The safest option is to club a dark windbreaker jacket with a solid-white bold-neck or a round-neck tee, denim and pair of sneakers. For a little sophisticated look, the pair of sneakers can be replaced with a pair of leather loafers.
It’s time to get out of white, black, brown and grey. Now men have all the shades of happiness in the form of bold colours that go really well in the form of suits. From royal blue to lemon yellow, you can now experiment with all shades in your formal wardrobe. All you need to have is confidence. It is suggested to wear colours in a balanced way. You can neutralize the look with a basic white shirt or a solid dark shade tie to mark an impression.
For men who are done with a forward-point collar or club collar, the latest buzz in the fashion market is about ‘Camp Collar’. Shirts with this type of collar are very casual in look and are mostly available in stripes or floral/tropical prints. While they look good with ripped denim, it is recommended to wear them with three-quarter pants and a pair of sneakers for a perfect summer look. Such shirts can also be paired with joggers and sports shoes for a sporty day-look. The darker shades go really well for party evenings teamed up with crop trousers and slip-on shoes.
(Ravi Gupta is a fashion designer and the owner of Gargee Designers)