Busy patterned pants can be tough to pull off, but shorts? We say go wild and let them make an outfit out of a simple T-shirt and a pair of sandals.
During a season of minimal dressing, invest in the best
We get it. When it's hot out, you don't want to put a lot of thought into what you're wearing. You just want to throw something on and go have some fun. This might be the most fun time of year but it's often difficult to dress for. Of course, that doesn't mean you can't update your outfit or take your look to the next level. The key to getting fits off during summer is mastering the essentials. We've pulled over a dozen options for you—from classic interpretations to more modern takes—in a range of price points. And since they're all available via MR PORTER, you know the brands will be of the utmost quality and the styles won't let you down. After all, when you're focusing on the essentials, you want to buy the very best, right?
swim shorts, $245
by Orlebar Brown
The slightly boxy, open-neck silhouette feels right at home as the weather warms up. For 2022, swap the tropical flowers for more graphic styles, with a louche retro appeal to them.
Tortoiseshell frames are a timeless style, but there are plenty of ways to wear them. From classic keyhole frames to thin round glasses to a sleek, square profile, choose your sun fighter wisely.
$440 by Bottega Veneta
$385 by Garrett Leight California Optical
$475 by Saint Laurent Eyewear
You don't get more summery vibes than when you slide into some sandals. Look for simple pairs that allow you to pair them with everything from swim trunks to lightweight suits.
During a summer when stylish men are happily trading their sneakers for leather slip-ons, invest in a pair of quality penny loafers. Whether you're wearing them with or without socks, the better the shoe, the more comfortable it'll be.
Cannes suede penny loafers,
$645 by George Cleverley
$885 by J.M. Weston
Lopez suede penny loafers,
$1,555 by John Lobb
You last layer of protection from sun and heat is a good hat—be it a ball cap or a bucket hat, look for something that makes a statement with a bold color or graphic.