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5 Summer Accessories for All Men

Summer is an excellent time to switch up your men’s style. Soft t-shirts and chinos are traditional summertime essentials you’ll need for your closet, but you should also pick up some accessories to finish your fresh look.

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The items on this list are subtle yet stylish enough to elevate any man’s summer wardrobe. Include them in your rotation, and you’ll be looking clean and classic all season long.

1. Versatile Summer Watch

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Summer watches are usually made of lightweight or water-resistant materials. They also tend to be lighter in colour than most men’s fall and winter watches. Swapping out a black leather piece or an intricate design can help move you into warmer weather.

If you’re shopping for a new timepiece to wear to work, a stainless steel watch with a brown leather strap is polished enough for the meeting room. While it looks professional, it’ll also match all your summer neutrals. You can even wear such a dynamic watch while you travel.

If you’re into outdoor adventures, get a fitness watch made of silicone and stainless steel. Details like reinforced glass will keep it from breaking while you’re out for a run or carrying your camping supplies. Some models come with GPS navigation to help guide you on your journey, while several sport modes for workouts will keep you fit and challenged.

Need more inspiration? Other popular choices in summer watches include designs with woven straps and timepieces with minimalist faces and mesh bands. With the right watch, you can accent a polo or a modal t-shirt without looking too loud or clunky. If you’re looking for a way to enhance your classic and understated style sense, a quality seasonal watch is just the right combination of fashion and functionality.

2. Braided or Woven Belt

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Woven and braided belts give off a more casual feel for men’s summer style. Versatile and timeless, you can find everything from thick, hand-braided belts to loom-braided belts for your shorts and pants. If you’re shopping for a rugged style for your outdoor adventures, the best accessories are usually made of leather and finished with a metal buckle.

You’ll find bigger braided belts in classic summertime colours like brown and tan, but a thicker black braid still looks laid-back enough for warmer weather. You can wear this style to work or even headed out to dinner. For an alternative to leather, try faux leather.

Since it’s summer, you can also go with a cotton blend. Linen woven belts are lightweight yet sophisticated, while acrylic belts can be perfect for traveling. Colours like khaki and white are popular, but guys also look great in olive green or rust red. Show off your chinos or khaki shorts with braided belts in trend-forward summer colours like blue and orange.

Some woven belts are multicoloured, which makes them fun for a party or vacation. No matter what look you choose, woven and braided belts are easily adjustable, which will help you to stay comfortable no matter what you’re doing. They’ll also feel lightweight, whether you’re wearing crisp white shorts or a classic pair of jeans.

3. Stylish, Lightweight Hat

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Hats are a classic summer accessory. The best styles make it easy to protect your head and face from the sun while still elevating your signature look. If you’re looking for somewhere to start, the bucket hat is one of the most trendsetting fashions this season. These hats come in many different materials and with features for every occasion, including adjustable drawstrings for breezy weather and sophisticated colours like black and camel.

The baseball cap is still the perfect addition to a white crew neck shirt or a grey v-neck tee. Light colours and washed styles give a casual feel that matches perfectly with neutral tees. There are many options, including the traditional snapback and the unstructured “dad cap.” Look stylish in a panel hat or a trucker cap. Fitted caps are still as popular as ever, with lighter fabrics making them more comfortable in summer weather.

When you’re shopping for something for a beach vacation or a dinner date, try the Panama hat. The woven straw look goes great with crisp white collared shirts and lightweight blazers. You can also wear them with a light blue or sage green t-shirt and a pair of white or khaki pants. Off-white and tan Panama hats are among the most popular choices, but you can also find them in classic hues like brown and black.

If you’re looking for something a little different, try a wide-brimmed fedora or a pork pie hat in a seasonal summer colour. While neutrals are an obvious choice, you can also find them in shades like grey or burgundy. Fisherman caps are an excellent accessory for a nautical feel, while western hats are always rugged and adventurous enough for a summer journey.

4. Polarised, Trend-Forward Sunglasses

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Like the men’s summer hat, polarised sunglasses are essential to your seasonal style. The best lenses will keep your vision crisp and clear while cutting down on glare. They’ll also come with stylish frames that can help to complete your summer outfits.

If you’re looking for polarised sunglasses this season, you can go with a traditional look or a trendsetting style. Aviators are classic frames that enhance almost any man’s face shape. Square-shaped sunglasses with black frames are sure to give off a beach vibe.

Lightweight, clear frames are popular for summer, while dramatic and masculine D-frames in black or grey will go with everything from white tees to denim collared shirts. Round-shaped tortoiseshell glasses are ideal for business casual outfits and sunset dinners. Double-bridged glasses will make you stand out while giving you the perfect amount of UV protection.

Oversized glasses are popular, which means you’ll find them in every frame shape. If you want a unique look that is both relaxed and trend-forward, try vintage-style sunglasses in retro colours like orange or yellow. Bold colours like cobalt blue and red will match the season’s most fashionable tees and jackets. Take them with you on the weekend or while you’re on vacation.

5. Comfortable, Seasonal Footwear

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In the summer, the style of your footwear should match the look of your clothing. Lightweight colours and materials will complement your shirts and pants while keeping your feet cool. Feel like you’re on island time with a slip-on style. Whether you’re hanging out by the beach or at home, canvas slip-on sneakers go with all styles of casual pants and shorts. If you’re wearing joggers or khakis, these shoes are comfortable and versatile enough for nearly any outfit.

For more choices in slip-on footwear, try woven shoes or leather loafers. Boat shoes are casual footwear that add a nautical feel to your wardrobe. They come in every summer colour from navy to brown.

Canvas sneakers match well with shorts and denim pants. If you like the look of athletic shoes, you can even find high-top sneakers in breathable material. Espadrilles are still a popular men’s style, especially because they’re airy and many fabrics are sustainable.

More clogs are being made for men, which means you can find this convenient style of footwear for everything from hanging around the house to tropical vacations. Just because it’s summertime doesn’t mean you can’t find something more formal. Driver shoes will complement everything from chinos to dress pants.

Feel Fresh and Stylish This Summer

When you have the right summer accessories for your closet, you’ll feel fresh and polished no matter where you go. Lightweight watches and footwear are perfect additions to your vacation packing list. You’re also sure to need sunglasses and a relaxed hat for your leisure time this summer. Since these items are perfect for all men, you can easily work them into your wardrobe as soon as the weather gets warm. While enjoying the weather, you may also find yourself with a new sense of confidence.

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6 Must-Have Summer Accessories

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Oh, is it summer yet? If so, the perpetual hunt for the perfect accessories can officially start. I’m sure you’re all searching for the things you will recklessly spend your cash on, but who are we to judge. Forget about bags this time, because I know you have plenty of them, and get ready to splurge on some hot pieces of accessories. Here are some of the lust-worthy items for the upcoming season, and trust me, you will end up craving for more.

Hoop Earrings

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The bigger the hoop, the bigger the... Oh no, we won't say that out loud. They were once considered trashy and unattractive to be seen on a woman, but look how times have changed since then. Golden or silver, large or small, matte or glossy, these ear candies should never leave once they enter your jewellery box. Whatever colour you choose, they go perfectly with any hairstyle, especially with a tousled ponytail and loose waves. These circular stunners are easy to pair with any outfit as well, and you can also wear them with your favourite bathing suit. Beach goddess alert! Whether you match them with sneakers or a fancy dress, you can’t go wrong. If you haven't got a pair of them yet, it's time for a mini addition.

Skinny Frames Are The New Stunna Shades!

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The 90's are back, people, and the teeny-tiny frames are taking center stage! From street style fashionistas to runway models, these retro pieces made a huge comeback. It seems like Kourtney Kardashian, Bella Hadid and Rihanna can literally put their trademark on them, since they barely take them off. After all, It's not about protecting your eyes from the sun, but it's all for the aesthetics. Although these types of sunnies don't flatter everybody's face shape, you can always choose sunglasses you won't get mocked for, such as round or square-shaped ones. But if you are determined and don’t care about what everybody else think, then there is no shape you can't pull off. Besides, everything is ugly until Rihanna decides it's not!

Less Is More, Always

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Statement necklaces will get you noticed, but subtle necklaces even more. There's something about these accessories that will effortlessly complete your whole look. For ladies who adore the minimalistic charm, golden chain necklaces and subtle, layered chokers are the way to go. Perfect for any occasion, these discreet pieces bring out your feminine and classy side.

Straw Hats Are Amazingly Stylish

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Straw hats with a contrasting ribbon never went out of style. You can wear them during the day, but most importantly, they keep your head safe at the beach. If you are one of those girls who aren't ashamed to speak their minds but you'd rather have your hat speak instead, then embroidered slogan hats should be your staple head accessories for this season. Oversized hats are trending too, and they are all over Instagram.

Trendy Watches

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Diamonds are a girl's best friend? I'd rather say it's a nice watch. These are the most common and the most wearable hand accessories ever, and if you don't own at least one, then we're calling the fashion cops. It's 2018, which means you can wear the same watch with a baggy tracksuit and a glamorous dress. Stylish Daniel Wellington watches made their way into fashion, and Instagram influencers went crazy over them. Who wouldn't? Cuff and anchor bracelets are a perfect addition to this watch and trust me, no one really cares whether they are gold or silver because rules don't apply anymore.

Bandana Oh Na Na

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Bandanas are the easiest hair accessories ever and they look super cute too. You can wear them with different hairstyles, such as voluminous ponytails and messy buns. Since it's summer and our wardrobes are getting more colorful, opt for the floral, red, yellow or white ones. For the beauties who’d like to bring the 60's back, these are super cheap and light-weight too. So make your hair big, and show the world your inner Brigitte Bardot.

So, ready for a little shopping spree therapy? If the answer is yes, look through this list again and spoil yourself with some new fashion updates.

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Saturday, 20 May 2017 12:06

Travelling In Style - Summer Essentials

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Eva Fydrych wearing Bôhten sunglasses (Cefalu, Italy)

Stylish Sunglasses

Sunglasses, an essential summer accessory, are an important element of a trendy outfit. This season, the bigger and brighter, the better!

Founded in 2012, Bôhten manufactures and designs eco luxury glasses made from reclaimed material sourced from West Africa. All frames are super light and go well with various outfits. Perfect for travelling!

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Bohten sunglasses (Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)

Ripped Denim

Be it skinny, boyfriend, flared or cropped, ripped jeans is one denim trend that is still going strong.

Whether you pair it with a floaty blouse and sneakers for a daytime look, or a silky camisole and killer heels for a night out in town, ripped jeans add a definite edge to your outfit.

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Slip Dress

This is arguably one of the most versatile piece of clothing you can bring. A slip dress can be worn various ways. Throw it on and pair with comfy sandals for a day of sightseeing, with a sweater for a lovely dinner, or even over your swimsuit for some cover up for an evening stroll on the beach.

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While the floral print trend has been in full bloom for as long as we can remember, it is still one of the best ways to freshen up your wardrobe and get ready for the summer season. Fabulous florals combined with simple, minimalist accessories, will never go out of style.

If you are looking for a more edgy look, try mixing florals with other prints and adding bold accessories such as statement jewellery or oversized sunglasses.

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Duro Olowu Spring/Summer 2017 (Photo courtesy of the designer)

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