5 Men’s Fashion, Style & Grooming Essentials For Summer 2023

Fashion is a bit like Marmite for men; some guys love looking their best and others aren’t bothered about it at all! The unpredictable UK summer weather makes the summer hard to dress for. Warm, sunny, windy or wet, you never know what the season will bring. Whilst you can’t always rely on the sun to make an appearance in the UK, you can at least count on these 5 fashion & style staples for men! Perfect for both the guy who loves fashion and needs some inspiration for Summer 2020 or for the guy that doesn’t know where to start with his wardrobe.

5 Men’s Style Staples For Summer 2023

You wont go wrong with these 5 stylish, yet fail-safe men’s fashion and style pieces for summer:

1. Shades To Hot To Handle

Sunglasses are such an important element for guys when it comes to their summer style. The benefits of shades are also 2 fold; they protect your eyes from the suns harmful UV rays whilst giving any outfit a stylish boost.

Sunglasses can be teamed up with a wide number of different summer outfits, often completing the total look. Perfect for a basic t-shirt & shorts look, to the finishing touch on a formal suit at a summer wedding, for example. With sunglasses, our recommendation is to invest. A good quality pair will last you years. Regard any purchase in the same regard that you would a watch or a suit.

Our go to pair of men’s sunglasses for summer 2023 has to be the Tom Ford FT0449 JESSIE 05K. This pair of Tom Ford’s are perfect for every style occasion, stylish yet versatile to match most outfits. In particular the glasses look awesome teamed up with a stone, linen summer suit.

What’s more, the Tom Ford FT0449 JESSIE sunglasses come with a 2-year warranty when purchased from SmartBuyGlasses UK and give you category 3 UV protection.

If you fancy a pair of sunglasses to complete your summer wardrobe and are unsure of what shape to go for, check out our guide on Picking The Right Sunglasses For Your Face Shape.

2. PrimarkMANxKem

With summer comes tans, beer gardens and of course, Love Island! The ITV show is known for its antics, arguments & dramatic coupling but even more so, the show has created some awesome collaborations between retailers and some of the shows contestants. Fresh for 2023, Kem Cetinay has coupled up with Primark to bring us the PrimarkMANxKem collection.

Join us in throwing your hoodies and tracksuits to the back of the wardrobe and rock one of these style pieces from the collection for this summer. With 16-pieces of summer essentials to pick from Primark’s first menswear ambassador, trust us when we say there is something for everyone; fitted Oxford shirts, sliders, Cuban collar shirts and loads more. Our favourite pieces have to be the Cuban collar shirts which are bang on trend for this summer – you only have to watch this years season of Love Island to see this!

The best part, prices start from £2!

3. Protect Yo Self!

You could spend millions of pounds on a new wardrobe but if you don’t look after your skin then in our view, it is money wasted! The sun has a negative impact on your skin both immediately and longer term, neither of which make for a good look. If your skin isn’t protected from the sun’s harmful UV rays then your skin can burn – a red, lobster complexion will never be a stylish look, we promise. Over the years, the effect of the sun can cause premature skin ageing and pigmentation. So, what’s the solution we hear you ask? Invest in your skin by wearing an SPF moisturiser everyday, it couldn’t be easier to protect your skin.

Our go to SPF moisturiser for men has to be the Jack Black Double Duty Face Moisturiser 251ml which provides lasting hydration and visibly improves the skin’s overall appearance. The SPF 20 protection helps shield skin from premature aging due to sun exposure.

4. A Trusty Cap

Hopefully you can tell that we feel protecting yourself from the sun is extremely important – whether that be sunglasses or SPF. But, how many times have you been away on holiday and lost or broke your glasses?

Unlike sunglasses, a trusty cap is a lot more durable and wont break if sat on, it will never let you down. Great for keeping the sun out of your eyes, but also extremely fashionable at the same time. The perfect outcome of when fashion meets function. Caps have been dominating the catwalk this season, with brands such as Fendi & Gucci featuring them in their collections.

We are big fans of this Norse Projects’ baseball cap which is made from six panels of hard-wearing cotton-twill dotted with breathable eyelets to help keep you cool. Embroidered with the brand’s logo at the front and back, it’s a vibrant orange shade that’ll look cool with indigo denim or a plain white tee.


BIRKENSTOCK have been extremely hot when it comes to mens footwear for the past few years and this trend continues for summer 2023. The BIRKENSTOCK Arizona is a such a classic that both men and women get to enjoy this epic but simple sandal.

Whilst the sandal may just be a two strap with a hard-wearing synthetic material of Birko-Flor, it is sure to make a fashionable first impression for summer. Perfect if teamed up with a linen shirt and some chino shorts, or round the pool. You can’t go wrong with a pair of BIRKENSTOCK Arizona, we know we haven’t yet!

There you have our 5 summer style & grooming products. Stylish, yet fail-safe – it couldn’t be easier to look your best this summer.


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