Men’s Holiday Edit: Tropical Getaway
The summer beach break is a thing of beauty, offering the chance to switch-off, relax and whip out the flip flops. SS14 catwalks were awash with print, from 3.1 Phillip Lim’s tropical florals to the head-to-toe styling seen at Givenchy, so if you’re going to test the waters with this trend, it may as well be now.
For the ultimate capsule wardrobe, here are our favourite picks to enjoy your week in the sun in style:
1. The bold swim shorts – "from block coloured shorts and bold motifs to Hawaiian palm prints and contemporary camo, this season’s recurring trend is for bold shorts," menswear style blogger Martell Campbell points out. Vilebrequin’s playful prints offer something out of the norm, while Orlebar Brown’s vintage styles are constructed in quick-dry fabric so you can save on packing and wear them out and about.
2. The new sunglasses – coloured lenses lend a fresh perspective to classic Aviator frames, giving your poolside look an extra dimension.
3. The beach bag – leave your bulging pockets at home and invest in a lightweight bag that doubles up as carry-on luggage, with space for sun cream, holiday reads and a bottle of water. Keep valuables in a zipped pouch to keep them protected from sea and sand.
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