If you’re about to head off on your summer holidays to somewhere a bit warmer, then that plain, starchy shirt you wear to the office just isn’t going to cut it. A trip to sunnier climes is a chance to get a bit more adventurous with colours and patterns, so here are six options that will look good whether you’re chilling at the beach or partying on the strip.
The Box Shirt
This may not be the cheapest shirt to throw into your suitcase, but the boxy fit and pattern design by this Swedish label is just super stylish. The clothes from this range were apparently inspired by the bistros of Southern Europe, which makes it perfect for your summertime jaunt. Our Legacy printed viscose-blend shirt, Harvey Nichols, £195.
The Tropical Print
An environmentally conscious shirt which is made from organic cotton, and is grown without the use of chemical fertilisers, pesticides and Genetically Modified Organisms. Not only will you look cool in the attractive green leaf pattern
The Pastel Shirt
Remember a ZZAPP – those delicious toffee flavoured lollypops from the ice cream man? They were swirled with psychedelic colours and were perfect on a summer’s day; much like this cool shirt from Reiss that will make you look just like that retro treat. It’s also exclusive to online. Reiss pearl fluoro
The Bold Shirt
Stuck for a summer read? This splendid shirt from ASOS’ Collusion brand could well provide the answer. Always a good colour for summertime, the yellow will set off your poolside look and the fabric is nice and lightweight. Although at a glance, the articles printed on it look a bit heavier, covering the topics of social justice and technology… Newspaper print revere shirt, ASOS COLLUSION, £20.
The Abstract Shirt
This swish little number from Zara Man would surely be perfect to wear while enjoying a glass of crisp white wine on an Italian piazza or strolling around a Spanish art gallery. In fact, the eye-catching brushstroke pattern looks a bit like it could be one of Picasso’s test canvases. Abstract print shirt, Zara Man, £25.99.
The Patchwork Print
Thinking of buying a nineties-style patterned shirt but can’t decide which one to get? Well, get them all! With its myriad of different coloured panels, this awesome patchwork garment by Urban Outfitters would make even the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air green with envy and is guaranteed to turn heads at the check-in desk. Patchwork print shirt, Urban Outfitters, £45.