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Ever since it started back in 1966, Notting Hill Carnival has been a highlight on the London summer schedule. Held over the August bank holiday weekend in the west London borough of Kensington and Chelsea, the carnival has since expanded to become a celebration of the sounds, sights and flavours of the Caribbean. So, if you’re ready to blow your whistle and toot your own horn, here’s a standout ’fit to see you through the big event.

A white mesh T-shirt, striped shirt, denim shorts, sandals and a flight bag available at ASOS | ASOS Style Feed

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From elaborate costumes to waving national flags, Notting Hill Carnival is an excuse to dress in as much colour as possible. As revere-collar shirts have played a central role in most men’s wardrobes this summer, grab one in a fluorescent-stripe print to join in on the festivities. As for your under layer, channel a traditional string vest and go for a mesh T-shirt instead.


When it comes to your bottom half, you don’t want to detract attention away from that shirt of yours, so stick on a pair of white denim shorts. A canary-yellow belt adds a hint of flavour without overdoing it. Choose monochrome accessories for the rest of your outfit – a flight bag, sports socks and a slick pair of sandals will have you set for partying through the streets all day (and night) long.