Here are the staples you should find in any stylish and sophisticated man’s closet:
Summer sneaker (not boots or lace-ups): think light, airy and versatile. Make them a little fun with some color—it’s not about matching but about a subdued statement. These Balenciaga men’s sneakers (albeit from 2006) are headed in the right direction
Polos or square-hemmed shirts: polos are ubiquitous and for a reason- they can be worn by themselves, or under a sweater or blazer. The square-hemmed shirt is a refreshing and much needed reprieve from the polo. Again it can be worn just like the polo BUT can also be worn over a crisp white tank and, if it’s a long-sleeve, you can roll it up for more options
Khakis: no way around it- EVERY designer worth their salt has their version so, grab a pair or two.
Linen pants: get ‘em. Make sure they are a slimmer fit and have a minimal break (slighty shorter in the summer is acceptable)
Sunglasses: check out my blog post on types of sunglasses and act accordingly.
Style Snapshot: Clothes should be light and airy (sweating is not Stylish), and more fitted than other seasons, and make your subdued statement with your accessories (shoes, sneakers, watch).