Men’s Summer Style

Get ready for summer guys, with our men’s summer style. Yeah, it’s not enough to just pull on the old shorts and T-shirt, is it? And do you have to wear that drab, dark blue suit all through the summer months? No, you don’t.

So take some tips and get some new men’s summer style in your wardrobe.

Let’s start with something simple – a new short-sleeved shirt and shorts. Keep your shorts simple, and then complement them with a bright and bold shirt. You need one or more of these in your life.

Men's summer style shorts and shirt

Clockwise, from top left: Pagoda Patterned shirt, £42.50, White Stuff, yellow shirt, £45, Hymn @ JOY, Sandy Shark 3D shirt, £36, Hammond & Co @ Debenhams, green shorts, £39.95, White Stuff, blue and cream shirt, £16, BHS

It’s Scotland, so men’s summer style must also include some sort of windcheater/waterproof/coverup with every outfit, right? Wear with sandals, with pride. But no socks please!

men's summer style scotland

Clockwise, from top left: Marble print waterproof, £110, French Connection, granddad collar shirt, £14.99, H&M, Dr Marten’s sandals, £60, Schuh, chino shorts, £14.99, H&M

Be bold, and bright. Mix contrasting colours and patterns, add a man-bag, add some bold loafers. Have fun with it!

Men's summer style blues

Clockwise, from top left: Blue sweater, £20, BHS, stripe shirt, £20, BHS, man-bag, £49.95, White Stuff, suede shoes, £65, Hammond & Co @ Debenhams, bright blue shorts, £20, BHS

Go all out with big, bright, bold patterns, and prints. Patterns on everything from your shorts to your shoes; your tops to your pocket squares! Be loud!

Men's summer style bold

Clockwise, from top left: Woven Converse, £55, Schuh, tie dye T-shirt, £35, tie dye shorts, £55, both French Connection, pork pie hat, £8, BHS, pocket square, £5, BHS, ice-cream sweater, £50, Hymn @ JOY, patterned shorts, £35, White Stuff

Think outside the predictable men’s summer style box when it comes to suits. Summer means shaking off the dull and the drab. Pick a light suit, mix it up with a bright shirt, and simple, subtle accessories. Stylish!

men's spring style suiting

Clockwise, from top left: Suit jacket, £59.99, New Look, floral shirt, £40, RJR John Rocha @ Debenhams, grey suit trousers, £24.99, New Look, beige bag, £27.99, New Look, espadrille shoes, £12.99, H&M, botanical shirt, £40, RJR John Rocha @ Debenhams

Don’t be afraid of colour. Choose a simple colour palette – blue shorts, mixed with subtle shades of khaki, yellow and claret.

men's summer style festival

Clockwise, from top left: Khaki bomber jacket, £24.99, New Look, shorts, £20, BHS, hat, £10, BHS, Converse, £52, Schuh, vintage cameras Tee, £25, White Stuff

Men’s Accessories – Weekly Wishlist

What will the smart man be wearing this summer? Maybe some of the fab men’s accessories on our weekly wishlist?

Guys love to accessorise as much as girls, they just like everyone to think they don’t. But give a man the change to carry a bag, and he’s there. Sunnies are a given. Bow ties and braces? Hipster cool. Trust us, men’s accessories are a great gift!

It’s summer (well, it’s on it’s way, trust us, just after all the hail and rain has gone), so it’s time to get a new straw hat. You know you want one guys! (£12.99, H&M). Socks are a necessity in a Scottish summer, but, guys, just not with sandals? That’s fine for us girls, but not guys, okay? Have fun with your socks with the brilliant Happy Socks from JOY – there are loads of styles to choose from, and they’re £8 a pair.

Man bags are amongst the most popular men’s accessories – they’re a modern man essential. Choose from a canvas satchel style (£45, RJR.John Rocha, Debenhams), or a bright backpack (£35, JOY) or, if a big bag isn’t your style, just a simple laptop case (with some Harris Tweed style) from BHS (£20). Summer wedding means you might need a new tie – choose a patriotic red white and blue striped style, £20, Jeff Banks @ Debenhams.

Mens accessories weekly wishlist

A good leather belt is an essential in any wardrobe of men’s accessories – we love this vintage style brown one from J by Jasper Conran @ Debenhams (£22). A classic pair of sunnies is a must, but they don’t have to be expensive. These black classic style are £14, Red Herring @ Debenhams.

Desert boots are great spring to summer footwear – we love these in tan suede and leather from French Connection (£98). We love these fun hammer and saw cufflinks from BHS (£10) – might make the men in our life think about those summer DIY jobs!

Braces and a bow tie is about as hipster as you get – find them at H&M in a set (£7.99). Finally, also at H&M, we think this anchor fastening striped bracelet is a great summer touch (£6.99).

What men’s accessories would be on your wishlist this week?