It is safe to say I’m a little linen obsessed this summer. A perennial style icon for summer, these striped linen trousers have been reimagined in a vertical, block pattern for a new take on an old age classic. Cast aside thoughts of smart styling and instead steer towards the relaxed aesthetic shaping men’s fashion this season. Half tuck your shirt and allow the openness of a Cuban collar or knitted tee reflect the carefree lifestyle of sun-drenched spots further afield.
There is a certain marriage of practicality and charisma required to elevate your summer wardrobe above such typical fare as linen shirts and chino shorts. Taking inspiration from one of the most stylish films ever made, lightweight knitwear paired with tailored trousers and espadrilles emulates the chic taste of Cary Grant’s attire in 1955’s “To Catch A Thief”. Subtle details such as a white tipped sleeves and collar in the knit and the rolled up hems of the trousers adds a contemporary flair to Riviera-esque style.
The charm of linen lies not only in its versatility, but also the effortless ease it adds to your look. On sunny weekdays try a linen blazer over your shirt and for weekends or holidays grab a linen shirt or pair of linen trousers for the ultimate smart casual relaxed summer vibes.
This time of year is ripe with opportunity to play with colours, but a stoney palette best exemplifies versatile styling.
How will you be rocking the linen this Summer?
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