10 Best Tips What Gentlemen Should Wear in the Summer

Summer is the time of the year when we wear light-colored short clothing. But what can you do when you still want to look classy in the summer? You will find out from the tips below.

Man Wearing Short Sleeved Shirt

Summer is here, and it’s time to revamp your wardrobe with attire that keeps you looking sharp, yet comfortable in the heat. The question remains: what should gentlemen wear in the summer?

With the following ten tips, you’ll discover the best summer wardrobe staples for gentlemen to elevate your style and keep you looking suave all season long. From breathable fabrics to smart accessories, these tips will have you looking your best, no matter the occasion. So, let’s dive into the world of summer fashion and explore the essentials of what to wear in the summer.

1. Pick the right fabric

Before mentioning the items on the list, one of the most important things about style in summer is picking the fabric of your clothes. Whether it is your pants, shirt, or pair of shoes, you need to pick breathable fabrics.

For shoes, thick leather shoes aren’t the best options for summer. Instead, try to find a pair with either thinner leather or one with holes – or ditch leather in general and pick one made of a lighter, mash material.

10 Best Tips What Gentlemen Should Wear in the Summer: Polo with Shorts

When you look for a new pair of pants, try to avoid thick jeans and look for a thin pair of trousers. We made a separate article covering the different fabrics for different weather.

2. Accessories

One of the easiest ways to make your summer outfit more interesting is with accessories. Put on a stylish bracelet, a necklace, or a ring. The key here is minimalism – try to keep your accessories clean and subtle – don’t wear a ring on every finger, and don’t mix multiple necklaces.

Two bracelets can look good next to each other but keep them on one arm. One arm should have the watch on it and the other the bracelet.

10 Best Tips What Gentlemen Should Wear in the Summer: Accessories
Photo by Jan de Keijzer

Fortunately, as men, we have an overload of accessory options to choose from this summer. Among these, a stylish watch stands out as one of the best accessories a man can wear, such as the one showcased below:

Orient Men's 'Mako II' Japanese Automatic Stainless Steel Diving Watch

Orient Men’s ‘Mako II’ Japanese Automatic Stainless Steel Diving Watch

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3. Watch

As stated many times before and in the previous point, accessories are essential this summer. I like to talk about watches separately from accessories because watches are one of the fundamental pieces that every man should wear, no matter the style of his outfit.

10 Best Tips What Gentlemen Should Wear in the Summer: Watch
Photo by: Andrea Natali

4. Pick stylish Swim shorts

Swim shorts are an underrated piece of clothing for men, but once you buy a new pair of high-quality shorts, you will think about them differently. When you go to a beach this summer, you will see so many boring or out of fashion swim shorts that ruin the whole image of a man.

Be different and invest in a quality pair and be the most stylish on the beach this summer. Read one of our previous articles about one of the best shorts we’ve ever tested.

10 Best Tips What Gentlemen Should Wear in the Summer: T-Shirt and Shorts
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5. A breathable hat

Whether it is a casual cap or a more traditional hat, you need some sort of hat option for the summer. The weather and UV exposure is getting stronger year by year. You need to wear something that protects your head. With the right hat, you can prevent sunburn or dizziness caused by sunburn.

10 Best Tips What Gentlemen Should Wear in the Summer: Breathable hat
Creer Corduroy Caps: Navy

6. A stylish pair of shoes

As already mentioned in the first point about fabrics, picking the right shoes is one of the hardest parts of making your summer outfit. Summers are getting warmer and warmer, so finding a shoe that is comfortable and breathable is not an easy task.

If you choose leather shoes for the summer, make sure they are perforated so they are more breathable.

White Low Top Leather Sneaker Held in Hand
White leather sneaker captured by Bannon Morrissy

7. Wear lightweight shirts

Light-colored shirts made with lightweight fabrics like linen are the perfect choice for summer. Whether you’ll wear them with shorts or trousers, a linen shirt is ideal option for this summer.

If you pick the correct fabric for your shirt, it doesn’t matter if it is a long or short-sleeved shirt, you will feel comfortable, and your outfit will be breathable. If you’d like to learn more about fabrics, read our article about the best suit fabrics

10 Best Tips What Gentlemen Should Wear in the Summer: Short Sleeved Shirts

8. No show socks

Summer is the time to wear less clothing. It’s time to take away your long socks for fall and winter. For me, summer is the only appropriate time for men to show their ankles with their trousers. No-show socks are a must for shoes such as the loafer or stylish low-top sneakers.

Man Navy Blue Suit Outfit

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9. Pick the right sunglasses

There’s no better time to put on your sunglasses than in summer. The sun is constantly up, and the only way to save your eyes from the damage of the sun is to wear a pair of sunglasses is a must in my summer EDC – I won’t leave the house without them. It is a summer essential – especially if you have to drive a car.

10 Best Tips What Gentlemen Should Wear in the Summer: Sunglasses
Photo by Sebastian Coman Travel

10. Wear a white t-shirt or polo

In general, white clothing is the best choice for summer, and there are no exceptions for your tops as well. One of the best items for summer is a great white T-shirt or polo. Tucking in your polo can also add a touch of class to your outfit.

10 Best Tips What Gentlemen Should Wear in the Summer: White t-shirt or polo

11. Optional – White trousers

Finally, it is optional since the color white can be intimidating for many men, but white is one of the best colors to wear in the summer.

My tip: I prefer wearing white clothes in summer because they reflect most of the sun’s heat and absorb very little, helping to keep your body cool. I prefer to wear black or dark-colored clothes in winter as dark clothes absorb most of the sun’s heat and keep your body warm.

Men Summer Outfit with White Trouser

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