Shake off the shackles of winter and sombre, dark dressing by embracing these 5 summer menswear trends. Style basics like your plain t-shirt are transformed with a statement summer piece such as a floral blazer or liven up a pair of chinos with a tropical print shirt.
Say aloha with pineapples, palm trees or tropical birds. Bomber jackets, shirts and t-shirts are all getting the tropical treatment this summer.
Gucci have done a tropical print silk bomber jacket and Saint Laurent have a palm tree print scarf. However you choose to incorporate the trend, try to keep the rest of your outfit simple.
For easy styling team a palm print shirt with chino shorts and a jacket. Tropical prints don’t have to be garish, keep it understated with light backgrounds and subtle prints.
Light Pink 'Ink Palm' Print Short-Sleeve Shirt, £120, Paul Smith
Diesel Black Gold Palm Tree Print T-shirt, £80.98, Farfetch
Go for a bowling shirt in the season’s favourite tropical print or keep it plain in light-wash denim. The shorter length, short sleeves and boxy shape of a bowling shirt make it a trendy option for smart casual in summer.
Keep it fifties and wear your bowling shirt with drainpipe jeans and square frame sunglasses.
Nudie Jeans Denim Bowling Shirt, £90, Liberty
The blouson jacket
Similar to a bomber jacket but with a shirt collar, the blouson jacket is easy to wear and somehow manages to look relaxed but smart at the same time.
Pick a lightweight cotton for summer or something heavier for longer wearability – this navy heavy blouson jacket is somewhere in the middle.
Our Legacy Navy Heavy Blouson Jacket, £175, Liberty
Gucci, Dolce & Gabanna and Saint Laurent all did vibrant botanical print suits. For a more wearable look, go for blue florals, jacquard or a subtle paisley print.
Dollarz Deluxe Floral Jacket, £995, Ted Baker
Wrap around a lightweight summer scarf to spice up a plain t-shirt and jacket combo. Or add a smart silk dress scarf to a shirt and blazer for a refined evening look.
Forget about the skinny scarf, this seasons scarves are much healthier. Go for block colour or add some fun with polka-dot prints.
Polo Ralph Lauren Big Pony Lightweight Scarf, £49, ASOS