Hot weather, hot styling
The summer may be slipping away in the UK, but it’s a great time to get away now the schools are back and holiday prices have dropped. My previous blog looked at how female fashionistas can keep cool in Blue Flamingo silk scarves in a heatwave or on holiday, but what about men’s holiday fashion?
Hot weather can be challenging in terms of style. Here are some men’s holiday fashion tips from Jake Cawthorne, adapted from his editorial about Blue Flamingo pocket squares originally published on The Debonair.
For me, the keyword for men’s holiday fashion is ‘casual’. When the heat rises, in my book it’s ok to style shorts! As long as they’re well-fitted and possibly have a pleat down the front. As a rule, go for chino or linen fabrics. Recently I’ve been balancing my summer suits with block colours; particularly with lightly-coloured jackets. If you don’t want to go full Costa Brava then I recommend using blues over whites and beige. However, personally I’m a fan of both!
Let’s talk pocket squares
In my last blog on Shop Blue Flamingo, I wrote about the ‘City Life‘ pocket square with dark Autumnal colours and geometric tower block patterns; perfect for city nights in rooftop bars.
In comparison, the bold ‘Stripe‘ square is likened to a rich sunset over the ocean; the intriguing mix of horizontal turquoise stripes with magenta, cherry and cerise gives off an ‘evening cocktails by the beach feel’. Perfect for men’s holiday fashion! Depending on how fancy you’re feeling, I’ve recommended two folds that I believe show the colours off best.
How to balance the short suit
The pocket square is very important when wearing a casual suit. All of the Shop Blue Flamingo pocket squares are made from luxury silk. So, just like an elegant wristwatch; the squares add to your sophistication levels and take attention away from the casual t-shirt and shorts you’ve chosen for your men’s holiday fashion. I recommend using neutral, block colours to keep things clean cut. Then layer with a light jacket and a pop of colour in the breast pocket to achieve true balance. Allowing you to stay cool and look sharp, even at the most sophisticated summer events.