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Here's how to pick the best items for this season's wardrobe.
Dressing for summer is a strategy game. You are wearing less clothing to accommodate the heat, which also means less opportunity to get your look right. Having go-to looks for every summer scenario can help set you up for success. Here are 5 suggestions to help you cut corners and still put your best foot forward for the season...
1) Date Night
Sometimes, throwing on a great sport jacket is all it takes to upgrade your day look. Go with a lighter shade of pant for a bolder aesthetic, but keep it relaxed with a trendy sneaker.
Jacket: Ted Baker, $342
Shirt: Zara, $25.99
Pant: Jack & Jones, $95.00
Sneakers: Urban Outfitters, $62.00
Watch: Fossil, $245
2) Saturday Lax
A monochromatic look creates a great body line while also making a modern fashion statement. Keep it comfortable with a cool but wearable sneaker and add a touch of detail by cuffing your vintage inspired denim. On a chilly night, bright along a classic leather jacket to break up the outfit and stay warm.
Jacket: All Saints, $431.35
Jeans: Club Monaco, $189.00
Shirt: Target, $24.00
Sneakers: Nike, $240.00
Backpack: Zara, $69.99
Nothing like finishing off the week with a day at the beach. By choosing a cool bathing suit short, you can disguise your look to work for the rest of the day by adding a classier version of your everyday flip-flop and a well-cut T-shirt.
Swim Shorts: Zara, $25.99
Flip-Flops: Urban Outfitters $94.00
T-Shirt: Fear of God
Cap: Urban Outfitters, $39.00
4) Classic Everything
Everyone needs an 'everything' outfit. This number can pretty much check any box with a basic, good quality white T and black jeans. To add some creativity, swap out the light-wash denim jacket for a blue collared bomber.
Black Jeans: $34.99, H&M
T-Shirt: H&M, $14.99
Hat: Urban Outfitters, $31.37
Trainers: H&M, $39.99
Bomber: Topman, $78.42
4) Toronto F!@*# Boi
If this is you^, we're sending you love with this all black ensemble. The denim cut offs with patch-work detailing will keep you cool in the heat with this slightly transparent long-sleeve shirt over top.
...and here's a coin purse, because it's 2016.
Shorts: Topman, $66.15
Sheer Over-Sized Top: Rock Owens, $200
Coin Purse: Tom Browne, $760