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HOW WE DO: SUMMER SHIRTS
By Sam Higgins, 3 December 2017
Fewer clothes in hot weather doesn’t have to mean fewer opportunities to make a statement with your style. Actually, you need just one thing in your sartorial arsenal – a strong, summer shirt. So, to show you what the key piece can add to your seasonal getups, we enlisted some of ASOS HQ’s most stylish guys.
Your summer shirt doesn’t have to boast a bold array of floral prints. One of this season’s favourite cuts – the bowling shirt – offers ample opportunity to give your kit a subtle statement touch, without getting too garish.
Here, our editorial assistant Alex opts for a pink take on the shirt and leaves it open, revealing a fresh white tee, while simple navy shorts and white kicks provide the perfect partner.
Our senior editor Matt knows that if the print on his relaxed shirt is an art masterpiece, everything else needs to be well curated to create a full exhibition of style.
So, with that in mind, he has tactically layered a white tee underneath, and kept the palette on point with sky-blue shorts and fresh adidas Stan Smiths.
When dealing with bold prints, you do risk looking very much like your dad on holiday. But the key here, as Nawal shows, is to keep things slim fitting and button the shirt up for a neat finish.
An understated combo of black trousers and simple shoes will direct the attention to your shirt.
Not all summer shirts need to be short-sleeved options – your everyday choices can be made more summer-ready with simple styling hacks. As junior editor Sam shows here, it’s not always about patterns or prints – some carefully considered colour coordination can deliver strong summer vibes.
Roll the sleeves up to keep things fresh, pair the shirt with some straight-leg chinos and go sockless for an alternative take on seasonal steez.
The Hawaiian shirt is the OG summer-statement piece, but as our artworker Seb proves, you don’t have to go all 90s on it with powerful pastels – keeping things muted can make the pattern pop even more.
The white print stands out brilliantly on this burgundy shirt, which is rolled at the sleeves to allow his arms plenty of room to breathe. The rest is kept neutral with stone shorts and matching kicks to provide the perfect platform for the key piece to shine.
However, if you’re not averse to going all-out with crowd-pleasing patterns, follow Julian’s lead and throw on a leopard-print shirt.
Leave an extra button undone to add to the laid-back look and pair the statement shirt with some indigo jean shorts – turned up at the cuffs – and finish with a pair of pearly-white adidas Superstars.