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INSPIRATION AND ADVICE

HOW WE DO: CASUAL SUMMER PIECES

By Lakeisha Goedluck, 7 July 2018

Weekend BBQs, watching the footie at the pub, relaxing at the park – summer is all about feeling as chilled as possible, so why not mirror that vibe with the garms you choose to wear this season? The guys at ASOS HQ have already cracked out their laid-back cuts to sail through SS18 in, so take a look at how they're styling the casual pieces in their wardrobes for a little inspiration.

Nawal wearing a striped shirt, long-sleeved top, trousers and sandals | ASOS Style Feed

Our artworker Nawal has side-stepped the sandals-and-socks trend in favour of wearing your dad’s favourite footwear as it was intended – with his toes wild and free. He’s gone for a fresh, fatherly approach with the rest of his look too, choosing a striped short-sleeved shirt (the kind your old man probably wears at the weekend).

Nawal wearing grey trousers and sandals | ASOS Style Feed

On his bottom half, Nawal opts for a pair of lightweight grey trews and to finish it off he adds of-the-moment touches via a pair of clear-framed shades and a black cross-body bag – the type that all the kids are rocking these days. 

Nic wearing tortoiseshell sunglasses | ASOS Style Feed

You can’t help but look at this photo of our junior sneakers editor Nic then get Will Smith’s epic Summertime playing in your head. When it comes to his ensemble, he’s ticked all the breezy boxes: he starts off his look with a graphic-print T-shirt – a staple wardrobe item presently championed by street-stylers everywhere.

Nic wearing sunglasses and a T-shirt | ASOS Style Feed

Down low, he dons a set of loose-fitting printed shorts to show he’s ready for a day in the sun and pops on a pair of 60s-flavoured tortoiseshell shades for some old-school steez. Notice how he’s got worn-in Reebok Club Cs on his feet – set for a quick kickabout in the park, eh, Nic?

Ashley wearing a long-sleeved top, a shirt, trousers and trainers | ASOS Style Feed

Streetwear-meets-skatewear has been a popular aesthetic for a while now, but our junior sub editor Ashley has stepped it up a notch with a skatewear-meets-smartwear mashup instead. He channels old-school 90s skater vibes with his long-sleeved top layered under a short-sleeved number, but rather than opting for a graphic-print tee, the twist comes in the form of his minimal denim shirt. 

Ashley wearing grey trousers and White Reebok trainers | ASOS Style Feed

Ashley carries on the theme with the rest of his getup and picks a pair of slate-grey smart trews, which he teams with a slick pair of skate-ready white creps. And like his fellow ASOSers, he completes his ensemble with a pair of retro shades.
A close-up shot of Tom's Patagonia T-shirt | ASOS Style Feed

Taking it back to basics, our CRM artworker Tom knows that subtlety is the way forward for SS18. He pops on a classic white T-shirt from sustainability expert Patagonia for a crisp start to his look.

Tom wearing a Patagonia T-shirt, black jeans and red trainers | ASOS Style Feed

Pictures: ASOS

On his bottom half, he's rolled up the cuffs of his straight-fit black jeans to show off his white sports socks that conveniently match his tee. To finish, a 70s-flavoured pair of cherry-red kicks add just enough colour to show that Tom’s fully prepared for summer.

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