As the temperature rises, there are plenty of ways to express your unique style in the warmer months. Whether you’re dressing for an outdoor adventure, a night on the town, or a formal event, this handy field guide will give you the tools to ensure you've got plenty of summer outfits to have you looking and feeling your best all season long.

How To Style For Summer

Beach Days

Summer brings with it some great opportunities to hit the beach and explore some exotic locales. When it’s time for some well-earned R&R, few styles can topple the classically cool camp collar shirt. They’ve been a staple in menswear for generations, offering laid-back, retro looks and lightweight fabrications to keep you cool in tropical climates. Plus, they’re exceedingly easy to style (check out our Journal on how to style camp shirts to see just how). Pair your camp collar shirt with hemp shorts for a go-to fit that you’ll be reaching for all summer.

fit model posing in The Short Sleeve Hawthorne in Vintage White Embroidered Eyelet

Casual Weekends

Knocking a casual look out of the park comes down to choosing simple, timeless pieces that prioritize comfort without skimping on style. For our money, a solid set of selvedge denim jeans is a great place to start. They’ll last a heck of a lot longer than cheaper options (often blended with Spandex), and they’ll develop unique-to-you fades with each year of wear.

On top, you can’t go wrong with a lightweight T-shirt. Look for cotton t-shirts with a light garment weight (5 oz or less) or an option built from a more breathable material, like a hemp t-shirt. As far as fit goes, what matters most is that you like how it looks and feels, but a few key things to look for are a hem that breaks just below your waist and shoulder seams that hit at the slope of your shoulders.

fit model posing in The Organic Cotton Tee in Natural

Looking for a bit more visual interest? We’ve got you. A patterned short sleeve shirt is an excellent option, offering striking details to help you stand out without compromising comfort. 

fit model posing in The Conrad Shirt in Black Coffee Stripe

Work Week

Dressing work-appropriate while beating the heat can be a tricky feat to manage, but don’t sweat it, we’ve got you covered.

By calling on familiar workwear silhouettes in lighter, more breathable materials, you’ll be looking the part without breaking a sweat. A linen shirt or lightweight polo are some of the best ways to achieve this. They retain all the clean looks of their heavier contemporaries but with a lighter, more breathable feel that’ll come in handy when peak summer heat rolls in.

For bottoms, you can’t go wrong with a sturdy pair of chinos. They fit in nicely in any office setting and look great on the town when the workday is through.

fit model sitting wearing The Apres Short in Fired Brick Dobby

Hiking/Fishing

One of the purest joys of spring and summer is getting out there and spending some quality time in the Great Outdoors. Be it a hike, fishing excursion, or multi-day backpacking adventure, durability and functionality should be top of mind when choosing your outfit.

This year, we’re reaching for well-built shorts, like trail shorts, or options that feature hard-wearing fabrics like 100% cotton canvas. They’ll allow for maximum mobility without sacrificing that all-important pocket space, not to mention keeping those stems cool when you’re traversing the wilds.

Pair these with a rugged flannel shirt for a sensible outfit to outlast your most treacherous bouts with mother nature.

fit model showing off the Camp Short in Stone Chipped Canvas

Summer Weddings

Summer weddings pose a unique challenge. The occasion calls for classic suiting or smart casual style, but the climate makes sporting a three-piece unbearable. So what’s the solution? One word: linen. Outside of being light and breathable, linen blazers and trousers tend to have less structure than their traditional counterparts, adding a touch of classy nonchalance to a familiar look. For additional flair (if the bride & groom approve), you can layer linen suiting over a camp collar shirt or knit polo. Finally, throw in a pair of loafers to complete the look. This one passes the dress code and the vibe check.

Fit model sitting wearing The Button Down Polo in Dried Cherry Herringbone

Summer Staples With TS

There are countless options to explore when it comes to gearing up for summer with TS. So head on over to our site, check out what’s on offer and pick up a piece or two. All Responsibly Built For The Long Haul—and made to help you ace the season.

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