It’s time for vacations, poolside hangs and BBQs. Summer is the most casual time of the year. To stay stylish and comfortable, we have compiled a list of must haves to enjoy the sunshine while looking your best. 

Short Sleeve Button Downs

Summer days are made for the casual dresser. Throw on a pair of shorts and a tee and you’re set. But to make sure you are ready for any occasion, rock a short sleeve button down instead. Button downs can work with your favorite pair of boardshorts at the beach and can easily transition to the perfect fit for the bar after. Want to stand out in a crowd? Rock a button down with colorful birds or flowers. Want to keep it clean? Wear a solid colored button down and unbutton some of those buttons for a more relaxed look. These keep you casual, but make people take a second look. We recommend Levis short sleeve wovens. They come in classic solids, preppy gingham and even paradise patterns for those who like to be the certain of attention.  

Duffle Bags

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A duffel bag is a must for all men during the Summer. Whether you’re planning a weekend getaway or hanging with the boys before having to change for a dinner date, a duffel bag makes every occasion easier. Summer trips usually consist of the beach, the bar and some late night bites which means light packing and this is what this versatile piece of luggage is for. Unpack at the hotel and use your bag to carry your essentials to the pool. Never know what you’ll get yourself into during the Summer? Keep a duffel bag in your car with a pair of boxers, a tee, some swim shorts and deodorant and you’ll be ready for anything. This is the must have accessory of your Summer. Do not leave home without it. We recommend a Sprayground Duffel Bag. Not only are these durable, but their unique flair make it the perfect add on to any fit. 

Denim Shorts

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Love the look and feel of denim, but too warm to wear your favorite pair? Trade in your distressed jeans for a pair of denim shorts this Summer. Put on a tank with denim shorts and a pair of Vans for that skater California look. Rock a short sleeve polo with jean shorts and some plain white pumas for a preppy vibe. Denim shorts are reminiscent of the 90s and once you wear them others will wonder why they don’t own a pair anymore. Elevate your style with a pair of 7 for all Mankind Denim shorts that are just as comfortable as your favorite pair of jeans. 

Boardshorts

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Whether you love the water or are more of a stay on land person, you need a pair or two of boardshorts for the Summer. Boardshorts are a must for the water, but are a great fashion statement no matter your activity during those hot days. These shorts keep you cool during those 100 degree scorchers since most pairs have a quick dry feature and are made to wear without boxers. Lay out in the sand with a shorter inseam boardshort to get the most out of your tanning. Wear a colorful long pair to surf or to hang in the water to make others pay attention. Boardshorts are versatile for the Summer and this is the only time of year you can get away with wearing the same shorts all season long. We recommend Barney Cools Amphibious Swim Shorts that are a hybrid of water and walk shorts and make it simple to go from the beach to the bar. 

Shades 

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A little style goes a long way. Shades make the biggest statement, but are the smallest accessory. Does not matter how much you spend, the style is what matters. Throw on some classic wayfarers if you’re going for that crisp and clean look. Put on a pair of clubmasters if you are going for a more sophisticated vibe. Are you the life of the party? Wear a pair of clear sunglasses with electric blue lenses and jump onto that homemade slip and slide. No matter your style, sunglasses protect you from those rays while showing off your personality. If you are looking for variety, durability and affordability, check out Nectar Sunglasses and find exactly what you are into.

Slides

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Last but not least, don’t forget the slides. Stay laid back this Summer and rock a pair of your favorite slides all season long. Who needs laces? Keep those feet tan and ready  to dig into the sand. Affordable enough to have more than one pair, stock up and stay comfy during those hot days and throw on a pair of socks if the nights get a little chilly. Summer is the time to relax and be unencumbered. The more casual you dress the more chill you will be to enjoy those pool parties, BBQs and beach hangs. We recommend any colorful pair of slides that get you from the house to the sunshine the quickest.