A few clients recently have asked me to take them shopping for their holiday wardrobes, so I've been seeking out some lightweight things for them, which I share with you here. As you can see it's mainly bottom halves as shirts and t-shirts are lighter anyway. I hope this is useful for you and points you in the right direction if you're off on holiday, and if you'd like some help, please do get in touch.
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What to wear on holiday? It’s traditionally thought that British men are terrible at dressing on holiday – think white legs with a blue tinge, knotted hankies and socks with sandals. Thankfully, the majority of men have moved way beyond this, what with travel becoming so much easier and global warming hotting up the UK summers.
But it can still be a little tricky to dress for holidays as you get older – I don’t know but you but I prefer to show a little less flesh and find things that are closer fitting but not tight are the most flattering.
I’ve put together a little holiday guide with some suggested items for holiday looks:
If you haven't already bought yourself a new pair of shorts this summer, then now's the time to do so - it looks like this unseasonally warm weather might be here to stay - hooray!
But don't just get the first pair you see on the rack, give it a little bit of thought. Or if you can't be bothered, then no problem - I've done it for you. Here's a guide to choosing your summer shorts - what to look for and where to get it according to your body shape.
Every summer I get asked by a number of clients what shoes I can suggest for summer to wear with shorts and no socks (or no show socks) as an alternative to sandals.
Here are some of the suggestions I've made which you may find helpful if you too, don't like getting your toes out in public in summer - or just find it easier to walk around in something that actually covers your foot :~)
T-shirts are not normally a feature of this blog, or usually they're pretty plain or with a subtle stripe but occasionally I get asked by clients to source them t-shirts with graphics rather than logos or text. If you'd like to restock your t-shirt wardrobe, here's a selection I suggested to a client recently via my online personal shopping service.
Whether it's Brockwell Lido or the Bahamas you're going to, take advantage of the sales to restock your swimwear drawer this summer.
Most of my clients like a medium to longer length so I've chosen a selection of those here, in colourful prints but ones I feel whisper summer sun without screaming "look at me" from the sand dunes!
Don't do sandals or even "mandals"!? Then check out these Summer shoes to keep your feet fresh and fashionable in the heat.
Many men will be braver with their beachwear, getting into the holiday spirit and feeling adventurous, so ditch those faded black shorts you've had for the past eight years try out some new seventies inspired swimwear.
If you're checking out of this country some time soon and heading off to summery climes then I've put together some looks for you.
Using many of the micro geometric prints that are around this summer as a base and mixing with muted colours, natural fabrics and retro touches, I hope you can imagine yourself wearing some of the pieces with the sand between your toes, the sun on your skin, and nothing to do but relax.
What will you be wearing to the beach? Of course you'll want to retain your sartorial savvy, whilst wearing a minimal amount of clothing, a potentially tricky scenario. Never fear though, as here I've put some suggestions together for you, to help you get to the "playa" in style...