How to Dress for Your Next Outdoor Occasion

Park picnic or small backyard gathering – make sure you’re the best-dressed man at the function.

Date: 2021-06-18

Outdoor socializing should remain de rigueur this summer; make sure you're appropriately dressed for park picnics and small backyard gatherings with handsome polos, well-fitting chinos and smart shoes that will ensure you're the best-dressed man at the function.

Amp Up Your Choice of Shirt

We’re normally big fans of colour in the summer months, but it's even more true this year when we’re all ready to break free and start expressing ourselves in the clothes we wear. Reach for a bright and bold shirt to add character to your summer outfit. These styles from Commas, Etro and Ermenegildo Zegna will do the trick. Wear them buttoned over a light jacket or loose with a crisp white t-shirt and smart trousers.

Shorts, Shorts, Shorts

Although occasionally you’ll hear somebody voice the opinion that men shouldn’t wear shorts – most reasonable people agree that shorts are entirely appropriate. Today, one of the most contested topics in menswear circles is around the length of your shorts inseam. Short, medium, or long in styles from Brunello Cucinelli, Polo Ralph Lauren and Ballin – we have options for whatever you feel most comfortable in.

Sneakers to Kick Around In

Whether you settle on retro styles from New Balance, slick leather lace-ups from OBRA and Moncler, or highly comfortable, highly technical sneakers from On – our edit of summer kicks is the ideal bit of summer (or even WFH) cool.

Get the Details Right

Summer accessories are truly a mix of the stylish and the practical. A tote for your beach and picnic gear, a hat to offer shade from the sun and a signature pair of shades to protect your eyes and add an extra bit of cool to your summer look. We’re especially loving Prada’s slick nylon ball caps, Zegna’s handsome cotton and leather totes and striking shades from TOM FORD.

Wrap Up with a Bracelet

One of the easiest ways to dabble in men’s jewellery is a bracelet. While rings and necklaces are intimidating, the right bracelet will not only complement your watch but will add just the right amout of spark to your style. We recommend opting for a material that goes best with what you’ve already got in your wardrobe With braided and beaded options from the Netherland’s Pig & Hen and London’s Tateossian there’s a summer bracelet for everyone’s taste.