The best season of the year is just around the corner, and if there is something we are looking forward to, that is definitely summer vacations. We are just a few months away from feeling the sand underneath our toes and swimming in the salty water or, even better, catching the waves on a surfboard. Before we get there, however, we will have to tackle the annoying task of packing. When done right, and with previous thought invested into it, however, packing can be a true (sea) breeze, if you know what we mean. So, let us make it such, by going through some every guy’s vacation must haves.
A Linen Shirt
We know how it feels when the temperature goes way up and you just want to wear your too large to care t-shirt or go completely bare, but would you believe us if we told you there is something just as comfortable, but incredibly stylish? Yes, we are talking about the seasonal must have – a linen shirt. Muted neutrals are a great way to wear linen and they are easy to combine.
Fitted Flat Front Short
If you are one of those guys still wearing long and baggy cargo short, it is about time to let it go. The ‘90s are way behind us and the fitted flat front short is a much fashion-friendly choice these days. Find a cut and the length you like and buy one in multiple colors. We hear green is all the rage this year.
A Cut Basic Shirt
Basic pieces can actually look fashionable, if you wear it right. The secret is in finding the perfect fit. To put it simply: the shirt should create a trimmed silhouette based on your shape not tightness and sleeve is supposed to fall on the edge of your shoulder.
Good summer footwear for men is hard to find, but there are the good old boat shoes to save the day. They are not only ideal for a summer date or walk, but also perfectly acceptable for a casual business event. Wear them the same as you wear sandals – no socks and classic colors (black, brown, etc.).
A Leather Bag
You can choose between a travel bag that is just a burden to carry and a travel bag that is so fancy and beautiful it is an accessory for itself? If you decide for the second solution, you must know that stylish leather goods are the safest way to go, when you need classic, durable and stylish travel bag.
Canvas sneakers can provide you with great versatility, especially useful for travels, when you do not have the space to pack several pairs of footwear. Wear them in beige or grey and combine them with everything from jeans to shorts.
A classic summer staple, swimming shorts are great for combining with both t shirt or a loose button up shirt and it can be worn at the beach, but also at the local beach bar. There are plenty of trendy prints to choose from, but you can always decide for classical Hawaiian floral, strips or tropical prints.
A Pair of Well-Fitting Jeans
A pair of jeans that actually fits well can be your choice for going everywhere but the beach. And to be honest, no matter how warm the weather on Mediterranean might sound, at some point, when the harsh summer rains come done, you might end up regretting your decision not to pack your pair of jeans.
Flip Flops are what makes the summer so fantastic. They are comfortable, convenient and versatile. If you feel like, you can even wear them in some more formal occasions, such as pool parties, yacht cocktails…
Make sure you pack other stylish essentials, such as wrist watch and a pair of stylish sunglasses, and you are good to go.