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The Best Shirts For Summer 2022


There is no forgiveness in the summer when it comes to your shirt. In colder seasons, it's easy to cover up sweat stains, water, rips and more, however, in the summer, your shirt is the main attraction and it’s usually too hot to cover up. Not to worry, we’ve gathered the best shirts for summer that wont leave you worrying and instead give you confidence! From walks along the beach to a date night out, we have a shirt for any occasion.

1. LINEN SHIRTS

The linen shirt is a sexy, classy cut, perfect for the summer season. It is flattering on all body types and can be worn in a slim fit or loose cut. For a more mature look, pair this shirt with light linen pants. Overall, you can’t go wrong with dark drawstring or slim cargo trousers, shorts, or chinos. The perfect shoe pairing is of a white trainer and aviator sunglasses are the cherry on top. Linen shirts are best worn in light blue, white, muted olive green, or navy. Your tan will definitely pop with this semi-sheer shirt and its perfect to wear on a trip, weekend getaway, to a restaurant or elevated party.

2. STRIPED SHIRTS

Vertical stripes are magical, making you look taller and slimmer being the lines on this style draw the eye up and down. This pattern flatters any body type, from those who are buff to those with the ever loved dad bod. The width and size of your stripes have an impact on the vibes you will give off. For a formal look, try narrow banker stripes and for beach vibes, opt for slightly wider bengal stripes. To broaden your shoulders, deckchair stripes will do the trick. This is a classy option that will not let you down.

3. BOLD SHIRTS

Printed, colorful shirts are everywhere these days and we think it's safe to say it's important to include at least one of them into your closet as a statement piece. Maximalism and pop culture solidify the acceptance of bold shirts and help draw in attention. Animal print, tie-dye, cartoons, and neon, theres so much variety to choose from and opportunity to match your personality. This is menswear fully off the leash so there’s no rules in how you wear it. If you don't know where to start, pair your bold shirt with white shorts and shoes to emphasize your shirt’s design.

 

4. HAWAIIAN PRINT SHIRTS

Hawaiian print shirts date back to the 1930’s and has continually come back in style. Many celebrities like Al Pacino and Jim Carrey have worn these shirts in their movies and have helped its waves into popularity. The rules of styling are the same as wearing any kind of bold print. Keep the shirt as the focal point by picking out a light or dark color for your shoes and pants. This shirt can be worn unbuttoned or loose, depending on your styling choice. This is a go-to for nights in the big city, walks along the beach, or hanging out with your friends.

5. HENLEY SHIRTS

This shirt is the signature style of a sexy yet sensitive guy. Henley shirts feature a ¾ sleeve, no collar, and buttons that run down the center. This shirt is super comfortable and pairs well with sweats or jeans. Henleys are a step up from the t-shirt. They lend a casual sophistication to your attire and are best worn in neutral colors like white, gray, and navy. Pair them with virtually any pants you own.

6. CORDUROY SHIRTS

This style of shirt is perfect for summer nights as the material is heavy compared to the other options on this list. The material is of a ridged velvet fabric that has distinctive parallel ridges. Although corduroy is primarily worn in the autumn or winter months, it's back on trend and great for your summer night aesthetic, a piece of your wardrobe that you can wear year round. Black, white, blue, mustard, and plum look best with corduroy pieces. Try pairing this shirt with a solid white tee with corduroy or cargo pants for a skater aesthetic.

7. GEOMETRIC SHIRTS

Geometric shirts are the in between option of a fun, bold pattern and colorful shirt. It is a great option if you’re looking to make an impact but the bold pattern is too intense for your taste. The geometric shirt offers a retro feel but with the correct styling, they can be a great addition to your closet. The good thing about this shirt is that it continually comes back in trend, meaning it will last in your closet.  This is a great shirt to show off your fun personality.

8. OPEN COLLAR SHIRTS

Show off your pecs this summer with the open collar shirt. This classy shirt features mini lapels that lie flat against your chest and a cut that pasts your waist. Tuck this shirt in or leave it out when styling. This is a versatile piece to be styled with block colors, prints, blazers, and vests.

9. DRESS SHIRTS

This is one of the top basics  you should always have in your closet, regardless of the season. There’s a reason this shirt has proved such a popular option through the years, and that's because of its timelessness. Pair this shirt with tailored trousers, mid wash jeans, khakis and more. Theres versatility to how you wear and style this piece, like pairing it with a suit, unbuttoning it all the way with a solid colored t-shirt underneath, or leaving the top few buttons open and sleeves rolled up for a fancy night out. Whether you dress it up or down, it is a universally classy look. White and black pair well with most outfits, but don't be shy in your color choices and opt for a salmon or sky blue dress shirt instead and enhance your summer tan. 

10. FLORAL SHIRTS

The floral shirt is no longer just for the dad who loves to barbecue or the cliche tourist. As menswear blossoms into bolder ways of dressing, they’re everywhere. This category includes not only the Hawaiian and Japanese prints, but the retro designs of the ’60s and ’70s, too. These cheerful and colorful shirts pair well with block color trousers and jackets. Stay away from other prints and patterns, and look for neutral accent colors found in the print of your shirt to use in other areas of your outfit. If you are looking to use the floral shirt to elevate your suit, it's best to choose a smaller and muted flower print so you still make a statement but don't overpower the occasion.