By: James Hills

Summer’s officially here and so here’s some tips to help you look your best during this sunny season. Now’s the time to refresh your closet with a few summer style essentials. To get you started, here are some top fashion choices for the coming months.

Must-have moccasins

mens-shoes-moccasinsSmart and comfortable summer shoes are a must-have as temperatures rise, and it’s hard to beat the classic elegance and practicality of the moccasin. These may sound like it should be worn by an native American, but moccasins are modern shoes today that are super comfortable. You can take your pick from a range of colors and materials, meaning you shouldn’t struggle to find ones that complement your outfits. This footwear can be teamed up with anything from work suits to relaxed weekend ensembles and even shorts and t-shirts. When you’re selecting these men’s shoes, pay attention to comfort as well as looks. It’s best to opt for ones that offer impressive cushioning and softness, and ideally they should have an antibacterial layer to help keep them fresh even in the hottest weather.

The stylish tee

mens-summer-fashion-manIt could also be time to invest in some new t-shirts. Perhaps the most versatile garment of all, this fashion staple comes in a host of shapes and styles, including slim fit, loose fit, crew neck and V-neck. The best thing about them is the fact that they can be worn with virtually any outfit. You can pair them with suit pants and a jacket to create a laidback look for the office or you can combine them with jeans or shorts for a chilled out weekend or holiday vibe.
Tees can be cheap too, so you can stock up on a selection of different colors and styles without busting your budget.

Casual blazers

Casual blazers are big news this season. A great alternative to heavy winter jackets, they come in an array of cuts and fabrics and they can be dressed up or down to suit almost any occasion. A great option when temperatures rise is the classic linen blazer. This lightweight material is ideal during the warmer months, and to get that summery look, you can opt for pale colors. Remember though, linen creases easily, so to stay looking sharp you’ll need to take these blazers off if you’re sitting down for a long time.

 

Retro shades

ray-ban-shadesShades are another fashion essential at this time of year, and retro styles are in vogue this season. With this in mind, instead of opting for sleek modern designs, keep a lookout for curvy sunglasses that pay homage to trends of the 1960s and ‘70s. When you’re choosing these summer staples, make sure you go for ones that offer impressive levels of protection from the sun too. After all – medical science has made huge progress in protecting your eyes with polarized lenses and other improvements that will allow you to see more clearly while protecting your eyes from damage.

What’s your favorite fashion trend that you are excited about this year?

This article originally appeared on Mantripping.com

James Hillis is a Men’s Lifestyle & Travel blogger. His loves include food, beer, spirits, fishing, cars, gadgets, sports, & fashion for men. You can follow him on Twitter & Instagram: @Mantripping