Now that summer is on its way, you’ll probably be transitioning from your crisp winter wardrobe to more casual and airy outfits. However, this does not mean that you lose your sense of style and elegance. While a T-shirt and jeans is an acceptable outfit, you often need a bit more to stand out and be fashionable. Of course, with the rising temperatures, you’ll want to prioritize comfort. After all, you can’t look good if you don’t feel good.
The good news is that you can do both by giving your shirts a break, and going for more sporty options. This does not mean athleisure, by the way. Sport shirts and polo shirts are the perfect balance between comfort and style, and let you play with your look flexibly. You can pair them with jeans, men’s khakis, and even shorts. Furthermore, they let you experiment with colors and prints, so you can truly up our summer style. Here are a few really nice options you can go for.
Bonobos Rivie Slim Fit Short Sleeve Stretch Button-Up Shirt- Bonobos
If you’re not comfortable with full-fledged tropical prints, that’s no problem. Shirts like this one let you experiment with patterns in an understated and elegant way. Its nautical theme is one that has not gone out of style for years. The anchors are the perfect mix of quirky and elegant, so you can wear this shirt practically anywhere.
Cuban Short Sleeve Shirt – Uniqlo
You can never go wrong with a simple black shirt. This one is the perfect cut for a casual summer look, and has a few design elements with the pleats. Its camp collar sits comfortably around your neck, and makes you look relaxed yet stylish.
La Chemise Jean Floral-Print Cotton Shirt-Jacquemus
This Jacquemus shirt lets you play around with huge prints without making you look like you’re trying too hard. The trick is the multiple tones of blue used in the pattern so that you can play around with your look without going for loud options.
Baird McNutt Irish linen shirt-JCrew
If you want to go for a bit of a rustic look, this linen shirt is the way to go. It has been dyed in such a way that it looks slightly faded, but in the best way possible. In addition, linen is the perfect fabric for the hot weather, and the stylish cut of this shirt will make you stand out among a sea of board shorts and T-shirts.
Pique Polo Shirt-Lacoste
Lacoste has always been a go-to brand for the preppy crowd. This is because its polo shirts are the right mix of comfort and style for a laid-back summer look. You’d be surprised how a simple polo can elevate your outfit so much. You can also play with colors by going for brighter polo shirts, but it’s okay if you stick with the neutral blacks and navy shades too.
Camp-Collar Crinkled Cotton Shirt-COS
This simple cotton shirt is perfect for a casual beachside party. Its fit is loose enough to not look overly structured, but still gives a veneer of elegance. The camp collar is what makes this shirt stand out, though. It is just the right mix of casual and stylish to make you look like someone who knows what they’re doing.
Floral-Print Short-Sleeve Shirt-Ksubi
A bright floral print with huge flowers might be a bit much for you. Instead, you can go for this muted yet beautiful option. Its understated print is appropriate for most settings, and its soft fabric lets you breeze through the summer comfortably.
Sullivans Solid Button Down Shirt-Southern Tide
This pastel Oxford is the right choice if you’re going to a semi-casual event. It is also an excellent option for work events and shows off your personality without making you look like you’re trying too hard.
Trim Fit Chambray Button-Down Shirt-Nordstrom
A chambray shirt is practically essential for the summer. This one by Nordtrom is fit just well enough without looking overly tailored. Therefore, you can wear it almost everywhere. Try it with some nice khakis and you’ll have a classic summer outfit.
The Earth Polo-Ralph Lauren
You can never have enough polo shirts in your summer wardrobe. The Earth Polo is one of those classic options that are both comfortable and stylish. Try it in an interesting color like bright pear or sailing orange to truly pull together a fun summer look.
Take your pick from these shirts or try looking around for more options that suit you. These sporty, yet stylish shirts will elevate your summer wardrobe so that you can maintain your fashion sense all year round.