It may seem late to talk about summery attire considering stores already have us geared up for the fall, but with the 303 Pool Party approaching in just a matter of days, it’s never too late to update your poolside wardrobe. So when you’re sipping a margarita and soaking up some UV rays, you can do so with effortless style.
- The NOT-SO-BASIC-T-SHIRT: even though a majority of the time you’ll be at the pool sans a shirt, it’s best to keep a fun tee in your style arsenal. Whether it be striped for a nautical, sailor vibe from J. Crew or just a vibrant take on the usual basic from H&M or American Apparel, it’s always nice to have options even while relaxing poolside.
- SHORTS (for land and sea): I always see guys with shorts that are far too below the knee in length. Frankly it makes a man look short and presents an unflattering fit. Here’s a simple tip when it comes to shorts: right above the knee is where you want to be. This way you look put together without the unnecessary baggage of shorts that are too long and it’s a nice way to give a casual look a polished touch. Many brands like J. Crew, Hugo Boss and American Apparel provide a variety of stylish options to maximize your wardrobe.
- The BOAT SHOE/ESPADRILLES: I always say a man can’t have too many shoes simply because it’s always best to have options (and I’m not a believer that there can be such a thing as too many options). I consider these styles to be a summer staple next to suntan lotion and sunglasses. They make a beach outfit complete and they’re just so comfortable that they become a go-to for everyday wear. A classic Sperry Top-Sider in leather can make your poolside look more polished without having to sacrifice comfort or a simple pair of Toms can provide that casual edge with a heavy dose of comfort.