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New Summer Arrivals for Men’s Clothing
When it comes to fashion, summer is the perfect time to try something new. It’s the time of year to find clothes that not only keep you cool but keep you looking cool. The hottest men’s fashion trends this summer have ranged from the muted and understated utility trend to the loud and proud colorful tie-dye trend. Here’s our roundup of the top summer arrivals and how you can style them up and adapt them for your closet.
Activewear has been one of the biggest summer trends and shows no signs of going anywhere just yet. Perhaps a reaction to the pandemic, activewear is no longer confined to the gym or workouts. It has become a far more all-purpose look that promises comfort and ease. Try a comfy pair of sweat shorts, such as these Green Sweat Shorts and team them with sneakers, a V-neck or crew neck T-shirt and a zip-up hoodie for a really laid-back summer look.
The utility trend rarely seems to be out of fashion in menswear. Cargo pants and utility vests are still a key look. Look out for styles with multiple pockets and a classic color scheme of muted greens, khaki, black and beige.
Tie-dye has been a huge trend over the past 18 months after the pandemic sparked a burst in creativity as people sought new things to do at home. Tie-dye works particularly well in the summer months because of its bright colors and bold patterns, and that goes for men’s fashion as well. A tie-dye t-shirt is the easiest way to take on the trend. Pair it with denim shorts, jeans or sweatpants for a laid-back summer look. Try this Clothes By Graham Men’s Tie Dye Crew Neck T-Shirt for a real pop of summer color.
Dress shirts have stepped it up a gear this summer and are one of the hottest new trends. Anything goes, as long as it's bold and patterned. Think polka dots, palm trees, florals, or even Cuban-style shirts. But you can pare this look down slightly if you’re feeling a little intimidated by wearing a printed shirt open over a plain white or black t-shirt, such as this White Men’s Everyday Crew Neck T-Shirt to keep the look trendy, summery and breezy but a little bit tamer.
Shackets - a cross between an oversized button-up shirt and a jacket - have been a big summer hit. They are a great way to cover up in the evenings and can take your summer look from day to night. They can also be dressed up or down depending on what you wear with it. Choose a shacket with dark wash jeans over a plain white or black t-shirt for an easy evening look or with shorts and slides for daytime.
Bombers and varsity jackets
If your coverup of choice isn’t a shacket, choose a bomber jacket - a style that is having a fashion moment right now. Choose a lightweight material to make it a great choice for cooler summer nights. This Green Men’s Bomber Jacket taps into two key summer trends: bombers and utility style.
The standout color on the men’s catwalks for the summer collections was pink. Rose pink was a particular favorite among designers and was used in everything from three-piece suits to footwear. If you’re not quite brave enough yet to walk the sidewalk in a neon pink suit, dip your toe into the pink trend in a much simpler way. This Pink Men’s Pullover Hoodie is a great way to wear pink. Team it with darker denims or shorts for a laid-back look that’s fresh but masculine.
Checkered shirts are a wardrobe staple and make for a great top layer in summer. There is a good chance that most of us have one lurking somewhere in our closets. Choose a short-sleeved version for summer or roll up the sleeves and wear it over a white t-shirt with board shorts and flip flops for a more laid-back summer look that can take you from beach to bar.
What is the takeaway here?
Most of all, though, summer is the right time to pick clothes that make you feel confident and comfortable. If none of these trends are right for you, why not just add a slightly more colorful plain t-shirt to your closet to shake things up a little?