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Holiday Wardrobe Essentials for Men

Warmer weather calls for packing up of all your suits and sweaters in exchange for breezier holiday wear. When choosing what to take on holiday, there’s no need to go out and purchase new casual wear when you can just shop your current closet. By working with what you’ve got and filling in the blanks with quality pieces, you avoid spending loads on casual pieces you’ll only wear while on vacay. Our stylists have compiled their top holiday wardrobe essentials for men to make the most of your closet.

1. Smart Summer Shorts

Though it may be tempting to wear your swim shorts day in and day out while on holiday, summer shorts are far more versatile. Pair them with your favourite striped t-shirt for a daytime look or a short-sleeved button up for a nice lunch.

2. Pattern Button-up

Don’t shy away from bringing along smarter shirts on holiday! A printed button-up can dress up a pair of shorts or look great with casual trousers during the nighttime.


Sandals | Shorts | Watch | Shirt | Sunglasses

3. Chinos

Chinos are a staple piece in any wardrobe, especially on a summer holiday. You never know when you’ll need to look extra sharp or if a restaurant has a dress code. Pair chinos with a button-up for fancier outings or a crew neck t-shirt during the day.

4. Casual Loafers

Sandals are a no brainer for holiday, but don’t forget to throw in your trusty loafers! It’s nice to always pack a pair of smarter shoes for a nice outing or cooler weather. Style and comfort are both important; don’t sacrifice comfort if you’ll be walking quite a bit on your holiday.


Chinos | Striped T Shirt | Loafers | Bracelet | Straw Fedora

5. Classic Sunglasses

As you’re most likely headed somewhere sunny, a pair of sunnies is a must. A classic wayfarer goes with everything and a pair of aviators will add instant edge to any outfit.

6. Holiday Hat

While you may not get much of a chance to wear one at the office, a straw fedora or boater hat is perfect for a summer holiday. Wear it to the beach with your swim shorts or wear it to dinner with chinos and a nice t-shirt.

Don’t be fooled into thinking you’ve got to spend a lot on a new holiday wardrobe! Most of what you will need is already right in your closet. Check all of these essentials off of your packing list, but don’t forget your swim shorts and sandals! Want more summer styling tips? Book an appointment with one of our knowledgeable and friendly stylists to learn more. You can also read more about menswear essentials here.

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