Summer has finally arrived. And it’s about damn time.
For the sartorially-minded gentleman in the city, summer is your time to rock it. The big theme to focus on for summer is lightening up, and having fun. If that intention is behind your sartorial choices this summer, you’ll be well prepared for every backyard party, summer festival, cottage weekend, or after work social. If you’re sartorial chops are a little rusty post-winter…we’ve got 4 tips to help you get back in the game.
1. Brighten Up Already
The sun is shining, the air is warm, and the streets are filling up with all those beautiful women that were hiding away in the winter. Now is no time to be feeling the winter blues…Summer will be here and gone in the blink of an eye and you’ve got to seize the day. If your summer wardrobe is as dull and drab as Toronto in February, you’re missing the boat. Energize your wardrobe with some colour and tell the world that you’re out to play this summer!
2. Loosen Up and Relax
Remember those days as a young boy when the summer used to mean two months of adventure? While those two months may have shrunk down to two measly weeks, it doesn’t mean that your whole summer has to be serious, even while working. Bring a casual vibe to your 9 to 5 wardrobe by losing your tie, your socks, or even your blazer to create an easy, breezy kind of look while still looking like the boss you are.
3. Layer Up for the Unexpected
Even though we’ve got those long hot days, it’s not like we live in Mexico City. Toronto’s summer can definitely have it’s rainy days and cold evenings. The key to being prepared is using layers. Throw a blazer over your T-shirt, or wear a light sweater to keep you feeling cool, but prepared for those occasional pesky temperature drops.
4. Get Some Eyes By Wearing Patterns
If you’re looking to add a bit more of a trendy vibe to your look, pattern is the perfect way to go. Short sleeve shirts with floral prints, abstract prints, or even a touch of Hawaiian let you express the fun side of your personality while being totally on trend. Plus, if there’s one thing the ladies like, it’s a guy who isn’t afraid to be himself and stand out from the crowd. Go get’em tiger!