Warm It Up: Summer Fashion Essentials

· Updated on May 29, 2018

Summer is here y’all, and you’re gonna need a lot more than some basic swim trunks and a ball cap to survive. So, we’ve pulled out the hottest pieces of the season to keep you smelling sweet, looking fresh, and everything in between.


Swedish-based CMMN SWDN are bringing some of the most flattering looks for summer with spongy double jersey tees featuring sunset desert prints.


With a blend of tangerine, bergamot, and sandalwood for its top and middle notes and undertones of cedar and musk, Loewe’s new 001 fragrance will leave everyone asking what magical forest you’ve been frolicking around in.


The resort shirt remains one of the strongest key items for the summer season and mixes 1950s vacation wardrobe with 1990s skater. And who wouldn’t want to be both of those at once?

Sun Buddies

These are straight-up perfect: two-tone blue and yellow semi-transparent, handmade frames with a chunky silhouette. They’re gorgeous and give your eyes more shade than an entire season of Drag Race.

River Island

Nothing shouts summer like pastel colored Aztec-inspired prints, and these shorts scream that from the top of the high-dive you’ll be doing cannonballs off of.


These tie-dye effect sandals from Camper are perfect. The minimal silhouette and the light and dark color palette allow them to work with pretty much every outfit. Sure, even a suit. Why not?

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Don’t just cool off with a splash of water. This body mist smells of the most amazing tropical vacation and keeps you refreshed when things get a little hot and sticky (gross but true).

Grayson Perry

Probably one of the most important books you’ll ever read. Straight, transvestite artist, Grayson Perry, talks us through masculinity in all its forms and helps us understand why many men act the way they do. Woke summer, anyone?


Ultra light denim shorts work perfectly for jaunts around the city or the trail. A drawstring waist makes them super easy to wear and look great with printed tees and vests.

Urban Outfitters

More pastels, please!


The classic Vans sneaker always comes through in just about any color imaginable. You don’t need to own a skateboard to wear a skater shoe. Just sayin.


Update: Pink is still cool (because pastels). After Kanye brought pink tones to the masses, more and more men are jumping on the pink bandwagon. But don’t let Yeezy put you off.

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