A Guide To Creating The Ultimate Men’s Summer Capsule Wardrobe

With summer fast approaching, we’re now in the weird in between phase in terms of style and it is important to now start thinking about your summer wardrobe. In terms of men’s summer style, it can be quite difficult to get the balance right between choosing colours and styles and pieces that can be worn no matter the weather.

Creating a summer capsule wardrobe is a must, especially one which is full of quality, simple and classic pieces which can be mixed and matched to suit the weather and occasion. With this in mind, here is a guide to creating the ultimate men’s summer capsule wardrobe.

White T-Shirt

Everyone should have a white t-shirt as part of their summer wardrobe, but for those days when you just want to relax, or want to dress up a nice pair of chino or denim shorts, then a white t-shirt is a must-have. Pairing a white tee with shorts, or even light blue jeans, is a simple way to create a stylish and casual look for summer and is perfect for late afternoon pub garden visits, or trips to the seaside.

Classic Tracksuits

We all know that summer in the UK is hardly wall to wall sunshine. There can be days where the weather reverts back to wind, rain and greyness and, on those days, there is nothing better than wearing a comfy tracksuit, hoodie or sweats. A plain tracksuit is a must-have when it comes to a summer capsule wardrobe.

Whilst it might feel strange including it as part of your capsule wardrobe, on those colder days, you’ll be thankful you have one to hand! If you want something a little more on-trend, then a mens full tracksuit is a must-have – simply pair with a good pair of trainers and plain t-shirt.

Navy Chinos

No summer wardrobe is complete without a pair of navy chinos. As with blue jeans, a pair of navy chinos are a must have for those warmer days and can be easily transformed to be more formal for work attire, or dressed down for a casual weekend. Simply pair with a white tee for weekends, or dress up with a linen shirt for a sophisticated work outfit.

Lightweight Jacket

It’s a bit disheartening to include a jacket as part of a summer capsule wardrobe guide, but it is a must given the UK weather. Often, temperatures can be high but rain means that you need to wear a jacket. A lightweight jacket is a must and should be one in a transferable colour between your different outfits. Black or stone are often go to colours and shades, as they can be paired with almost everything. Try to choose a bomber jacket or a classic windbreaker/parka style.

Basic Pieces

During the summer months, having plenty of basics is a must. You might find that you need to layer outfits, due to the weather, or just want to stick something cool and comfortable on during the warmer months. Plenty of plain t-shirts, jersey/chino shorts and caps are a must and can easily be put together to create a simple, yet stylish, summer outfit.

3 Tips For Choosing Your Wedding Jewellery

After your dress, the next step is to choose your wedding jewellery. It will completely finish off your whole wedding look and will make you sparkle on your special day. There are a few things you should know before choosing your jewellery to make sure that it accentuates your natural beauty and helps you to feel your absolute best on your special day!

Choose Something Timeless

The first tip when it comes to choosing your wedding jewellery is to go for something timeless. These pieces of jewellery are going to be extremely special to you as they will be such a big part of your wedding day, so choosing something that will always be in style is important.

Go for something simple and timeless like a classic set of pearls and pearl earrings, or simple diamond earrings and a pendant. Although you won’t be choosing something you will wear on a daily basis, choosing a jewellery set that you can continue wearing for special occasions for the rest of your life will be really meaningful.

Consider Vintage

The next tip for choosing your wedding jewellery is to consider vintage, especially if you have a vintage engagement ring. There is something exceptionally special about vintage jewellery, as the pieces would have been a significant part of someone else’s life in the past. Vintage jewellery has so much more character, as it was created before the era of mass production, so each piece was carefully handcrafted.

Vintage jewellery tends to last better than modern equivalents thanks to the level of craftsmanship, so the pieces you choose could potentially be passed down to your children and their children to enjoy on their wedding days, too.

Additionally, you can buy fantastic vintage jewellery at a much lower price than the modern equivalents. As vintage jewellery would have been owned before, VAT would have already been paid on it, making it VAT exempt. So, you could choose a piece containing the same size and quality gemstone for 20% cheaper.

Choose Your Dress First

Choosing your wedding dress before your jewellery is absolutely essential. You might have a specific idea of what you want your wedding dress to look like, however it is extremely common for people to change their vision once they have tried on a few different dresses.

It is possible that you will fall in love with a dress that is a completely different shape or with a different neckline, which will change the jewellery you choose. Make sure you have your dress and you are 100% sure about it before buying your jewellery!

Final Thoughts

Your wedding jewellery is a big part of your day and potentially the rest of your married life, so it is important that you spend time to get it right! Go for something timeless, consider vintage jewellery and choose your dress first. Most importantly, make sure you fall in love with the jewellery to make your day all the more special.