Denim shirts have a tendency to be too heavy for the warmer months. So thanks to Topman for creating this soft chambray version, complete with a Cuban collar that’ll work just as well in Margate as Marbella.
Available at Topman, priced £28.
Printed shirts are all over, well, everywhere, so this T-shirt from Berlin-based Kiomi makes for a refreshing change that’ll layer up perfectly under a lightweight jacket.
Available at Zalando, priced £11.99.
Transitioning into summer is hard, especially when it comes to outerwear. Luckily, French powerhouse Lacoste is pointing us in the right direction with its simply named ‘summer jacket’; a collared utilitarian style finished with a zip chest pocket.
Available at Zalando, priced £159.99.
If this season’s jazzy shirt styles are a step too Club Tropicana, take it back to basics with Percival’s Cuban collar shirt with coconut buttons. It’s almost a pina colada.
Available at Percival, priced £105.
Festival season is upon us, so it’s wise to invest in a rainproof jacket that’s not going to leave you sweltering at the main stage. As is to be expected from a Gallagher brother, Pretty Green’s Maple jacket is festi-ready on account of its lined hood, lightweight construction and being bright enough for your mates to spot across a crowd.
Available at Pretty Green, priced £130.
For the most wearable take on the floral shirt trend, opt for something in one shade with a black background. This bargainous botanical beauty from New Look ticks all the boxes.
Available at New Look, priced £7.99.
Relaxed-leg trousers have been bubbling under the style surface for a few seasons now. If you’re ready to dabble, these drawstring linen trousers are just wide enough to nod to the trend without causing too much of a statement.
Available at H&M, priced £24.99.
Pastels for summer may be a cliche, but there’s no denying that light shades work best when the sun shines. Zara’s candy coloured chinos will look so fresh, so clean with crisp white.
Available at Zara, priced £19.99.
True nineties sportswear is probably more than a bit chewed up by moths now, so start afresh with a reissue. Gap’s graphic print T-shirt is a piece of nostalgia that’ll work with everything.
Available at Gap, priced £18.99.
Jumping on the hype for retro terrace footwear, Adidas has re-released the 1976 Munchen. The original indoor training shoe in soft leather and with a gum sole is a cool twist on the ubiquitous crisp white sneaker.
Available at Selfridges, priced £74.99.
Ditch the army camos, this cool cotton tunic from Parisian label APC has enough seafaring detail, including a fishtail hem, to tick the military trend in a navy way.
Available at Oi Polloi, priced £170.
Crafted from luxuriously soft suede with intricate stitch detailing, Ted Baker’s Torsdi ankle boots will add a stylish element to any weekday wardrobe.
Available at Ted Baker, priced £125.
Safe pieces are great, but some days call for a little extra spice. This vivid citrus denim jacket will add some zesty flavouring to an all-black look.
Available at House of Fraser, priced £110.
Step up your pique polo game with a high crew neck T-shirt instead. Fred Perry’s retro-tinged basic with ribbed detailing is just as versatile, but much less expected.
Available at Fred Perry, priced £65.
Running gear often looks more superhero lycra than fashion statement. This warmup layer from Massachusetts mogul Tracksmith is part of a retro uniform-style kit that guarantees first place, whatever your lap time.
Available at Mr Porter, priced £65.
An easy way to wear the colour of the season without going full Kermit, these smart linen shorts from NN07 are cut to hit just above the knee. Perfect for showing off post-holiday legs.
Available at NN07, priced £95.
We could never endorse the wearing of a basketball jersey off the court. So instead, step up to the plate America’s other favourite sport. This white and navy striped baseball shirt is a fresh take on the usual button-up.
Available at Boohoo, priced £16.
Well-cut navy trousers are enough to see any man from office to beer garden and back again. This cost-conscious pair from Uniqlo has an elasticated waistband for comfort and a clean, neat style that’ll work for all occasions.
Available at Uniqlo, priced £29.90.
Japanese-inspired prints are still huge this season. But if you don’t fancy donning a full kimono, this stork print shirt will still tick the trend.
Available at Sainsburys, priced £16.