Dare we say it but summer (yes summer) seems to have arrived. So cast aside those heavy overcoats, chunky knits and scarves and make way for clothing that will ensure you look smart and feel comfortable as the temperature inches up in the right direction. Don’t panic if you’re not prepared for the sunshine (and downpours that come with it), we’ve pulled together 4 go-to items that you can buy and wear now.
A lightweight bomber jacket
Easy-to-wear, stylish and compact, a lightweight bomber jacket is just what you need on chillier mornings or when the sun goes down. What’s more, this piece of kit is completely versatile. Whether on your morning commute or worn over a t-shirt with jeans when out for drinks on a summer night out, you can rely on a bomber to keep you looking and feeling cool throughout the summer.
Smart-casual polo shirt
The polo shirt deserves a place in your warm weather wardrobe. Dress a polo shirt up with chinos and a belt or more casually with a pair of shorts and plimsolls when on holiday or at the weekend. It’s one of the best smart-casual alternatives to a t-shirt or button-down shirt and will make you look effortlessly smart instantly. And remember the collar that can be turned up to protect your neck on scorching hot days. Go on, up your game and ban scruffy from your vocabulary with this season’s polo shirt.
Bridging the gap between smart and casual, the cotton chino is the perfect lightweight alternative to jeans that comes into its own in summer. When you want to wear shorts but the occasion calls for something smarter, you can place your faith in the chino. If your dress code at work allows you to wear more casual gear and you want to look good, enter the chino. Whether worn with a blazer and shirt or simple t-shirt, the chino proves its worth every time.
Linen blend shirt
The relaxed fit and combination of natural fibres linen and cotton make these shirts incredible breathable so you can keep cool when the temperature rise. Offering an alternative to a summer knit or jacket when worn over a t-shirt with shorts or a smarter option with jeans, a linen blend shirt is a versatile option whether you’re heading on holiday or at home for the summer. And you can wear it as an extra layer right now.