01 June 2016
Try these no-brainer wardrobe hacks to inject a big hit of summer know-how into your everyday look. Best of all they’ll only take two minutes. Over to you, chaps.
Whether it’s for work or play, stepping into the new season means an instant need for clothing updates, but who’s got hours to waste styling and fine tuning dozens of new looks?What’s called for is a stash of straightforward outfit solutions that are as easy to master as a snooze on the deck in the back garden. Quick fixes that embrace summer season style without looking like you’ve tried too hard. Job done.
There’s something about fusing tan and blue denim that just works, especially for summer. Get to grips with the combo by wearing your lived-in denim shirt and a pair of our driftwood chino shorts or trousers. Alternatively, could-be-denim pieces like Atwater and Shugby will lend the same vibe. You can reverse it too with jeans on the bottom and a classic sand or tobacco linen shirt on top. A dead cert for being well turned-out in the fairer weather.
It’s time to break out the lighter fits to stay cool and comfortable in the office, out to dinner, visiting the family and spruced up at formals. Summer’s hero buy? The checked shirt. A pattern classic enough to blend in, bold enough to make a statement, Welford’s red and blue check is easily manipulated with alternating accessories – trainers, tan loafers, a statement watch, pocket square – whatever the event. Constructed in new lightweight cotton that’s crisp and breathable in equal doses, all heat meltdowns are instantly averted.
Gents, it’s June and a polo shirt and jumper now provide sufficient warmth to enable the removal of that faithful quilted jacket. (note: when we say remove, we simply mean substitute and fess up to still wearing our quilts for summertime dog walking duties, in muddy festival fields and on windy British beaches!) Pile on Filbert, Woody and Kielder with a crew neck or sweat shirt, then button up your polo for a dapper finish or flash an insanely colourful sock for a preppy spin. You can’t go far wrong with our brilliant Bamboo brights.