In the autumn and winter season, we can easily add detailing through layering. We can add individual touches through heavy weight accessories and extra layers, but it’s a lot different in the summer. Adding extra layers is just going to add more warmth, and is going to leave us looking stylish but extremely sweaty. Today at MFM, we’re going to be highlighting some ways to add detailing to our looks in the summer season.
With high street being dominated by the same retailers, it’s important that we look towards the finer details. Trends are being set and followed, and following these completely is likely going to leave us gents in a situation of basically wearing the same as others. Especially in the summer season, as we wear less, it gets a lot harder to add individualism. So what can we do to make our white shirt look unique? What finer detailing should be looking to add? Here’s some top tips to add detailing in the summer:
We love pocket squares so much we designated a whole article on them, which you can check out here. They’re the perfect accessory all year round, and although are typically utilised in a blazer pocket, they can easily be added to shirt, chest pocket. Look towards colour and print as it’s really going to draw attention towards the pocket square, highlighting the individual touch you’ve made. Here’s some examples:
Again another form of accessory we’ve covered before, neckwear is a great addition in the summer. People often disregard wearing scarves when the heat increases, but in the summer lightweight options are the perfect choice. Alongside silk scarves, neckerchief’s have been highlighted as a huge trend this season. Bow Ties and Ties are another option which work extremely well. You can implement colour, prints or even a different fabric but the addition won’t add any warmth to your look. For more information on what neckwear to wear this season, take a look at our SS12 Neckwear Article.
Another great way of adding detailing to our looks is through unexpected colour. A lot of designers have started to implement this, adding a coloured pocket or coloured buttons to a shirt or t-shirt. Look for items like these, which look unique due to unexpected colour or prints on the clothing. If you’re not looking in investing in new clothing, we can add unexpected colour ourselves through accessorising. A good article on this is one I put together for FashionBeans – Check it out here.
“Adding simple accessories, such as a dashing trilby hat, a colourful watch, coloured footwear or even bright belts are all ways to develop unexpected colour into your summer looks on the least clichéd canvas.”
The top tip I can give is to just go the extra length when it comes to the finer details. It’s ok to piece together a stylish look, but keeping things unique is going to seperate you from the rest. There’s more options we can take, and to help, here’s some product recommendations: