Heading from the city to the tropics? Men’s summer fashion is all about maintaining minimalism in order to keep cool during the scorching summer heat. But how does one maintain an eye-catching aesthetic while hitting the beach? Here are three summer accessories to stay cool in the most stylish sense.
Aviator sunglasses are a wardrobe staple and work especially well in the summer; they were originally designed to protect pilots’ eyes from glaring sunlight at high altitudes. Tom Ford’s contemporary 60mm Aviator sunglasses are a classic example of high-end aviator frames. These dashing sunglasses come in gunmetal grey, have 100% UV protection, and are made in Italy. Another great option are Ray-Ban’s Outdoorsman, which are traditional in lens shape, but also feature cable temples allowing for more security during high-octane activities, like an intense round of volleyball or a bike ride along the coast.
Men’s jewelry can often veer towards an industrial look with bulky metal pendants and cuff bracelets. In the summer months, it’s best to keep jewelry light. Leather bracelets are great summer accessories that exude a playful beachy vibe. Leather bracelets come in a variety of styles and textures, such as Fossil’s Retro Pilot Bracelet. Fossil’s Retro Pilot is a dark layered braided leather rope accented with sleek stainless steel rings that brings a little bit of luxury to the outdoors. For a look that embraces a maritime theme, Miansai’s Anchor Half-Cuff bracelet is a popular choice. This wrap bracelet is made of vegetable tanned leather and features an anchor-shaped hook.
Slip-ons are perfect for those who aren’t sure whether they’d like to dip their toes in the sand. Sperry’s boat shoes are wonderful seaside accessories because they were designed for both seafarers and land dwellers. The Sperry Wahoo Slip-On is a streamlined canvas shoe that is lightly cushioned and has a razor cut outsole for stability in both wet and dry environments. Another notable brand is TOMS, which is known for donating a pair of shoes for every pair purchased. TOMS Navy Washed Men’s Classics are another option. These shoes are coated in linen, have rubber outsoles, and are vegan-friendly.
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