It’s time to make the most of the long summer nights and swap your smart work attire for a more relaxed attitude. Whether you’re jetting off on a well-earned holiday in the sun or staying closer to home, take advantage of balmy evenings and dining outside in smart gear you can wear when the temperature rises. Here’s how to dress smart for a summer night out.
Meeting friends for dinner at one of the hot spots in town? Don’t let the side down - swap your heavy denim for a pair of slim-fitting chinos in a summery shade worn with a navy polo shirt. Effortless, understated and easy to pull off throughout the summer, finish this classic sporty look with a belt and trainers. Remember to take a crew neck jumper for when the sun goes down.
Now we may not all have access to an outdoor pool but you can still enjoy one of the best things about summer - a sundowner outdoors. Stick to understated clothing that’s smart and relaxed such as a crew neck t-shirt worn with a pair of black chinos and plimsolls. Don’t forget your sunglasses and a lightweight jacket for after dark.
Whether you’re heading round your friends for a BBQ, watching one of the many sporting events currently on TV or simply meeting up for a quick drink, get the balance right in chinos and a fine knit jumper. Wear this failproof combination with a white t-shirt underneath, a brown belt and sunglasses. And to make it look like you haven’t tried too hard, roll up your sleeves.