We’re so close to summer that it’s time for you to start getting the styles that you’ll be rocking. Don’t let the warmer weather make you think you’ll need to lose out on fashionable outfits. Summer means testing the waters, while keeping things looking good. We’ve identified some key items that will have you covered for all of your men’s summer street style looks.
To add an edge to your outfits this summer, hats are a great option. They not only add depth to your look, but they account for the extra heat. Although there are different styles of hats in fashion, one type that sticks out are snapbacks. Take a look at the outfit below:
Even if you’re not a fan of this guy’s entire look, you can still appreciate that the snapback adds to the overall style. Without it, it would look a bit bland. Keep in mind that snapbacks come in different sizes. This guy is rocking one that’s a little big, but that doesn’t mean yours needs to be. Here’s an example of a simpler snapback:
Simplistic tees are in style. Especially if you decide to rock a snapback or other accessories, you really don’t want to overdo it with the crazy effects on your shirt. This isn’t to say that there isn’t a time and a place for graphics tee, but just to do your due diligence when wearing them. But for now, we recommend sticking to the basics and getting your men’s summer street style edge from your accessories.
Lighter jeans are coming back in style. Although these faded away (pun intended) a couple of years back, they’ve seen a recent emergence. With that said, darker jeans are still preferable and will work better with a lighter colored shirt. If you do want to rock a lighter jean, make sure your shirt is darker to compensate.
For example, for the guy above in the blueish shirt, he has the option of rocking either dark or light jeans, because his shirt falls into the middle category of light and dark. But his friend in white would look better rocking darker jeans. Here’s an affordable and stylish jean option:
If you’ve caught on to our underlying theme, you probably can guess that when it comes to belts, we also think going for a simpler look is key. Bulky belts can work, sometimes, but it’s better if your belt does the following:
Doesn’t stick out too much
Helps keep your pants up
There are a lot of “rules” out there that people have on the color. But honestly, as long as it matches the overall color scheme of your outfit, you’re fine. Here’s a great belt example:
There are a lot of great options for sneakers. Like we said before, make sure that they complement the overall look of your outfit. For the two outfits we posted above, black sneakers would look well. Something like this would work well:
In the summer, white shoes are also extremely stylish. The nice thing about them is that they can compliment almost any outfit. One thing to note though is that sometimes white shoes can scream too much edge. So be careful if you’re already being edgy with your outfit in other ways. – white shoes might overdo it. Here’s a nice option:
Men’s Summer Street Style: Final Thoughts
The nice thing about the looks we talked about is they are simple and versatile. One day you could rock a tee, jeans, and sneakers. The next week you rock the same look, but add a snapback to change it up a bit. Although a lot of people think of extravagant looks for men’s summer street style, we think sticking to “simple” is the best way to keep things stylish, and not go overboard on your budget.
Give us your thoughts on your favorite summer looks below!