The sun is out, a heat wave is upon us, and there are subtle reminders in all the shops that summer is here. Whether you’re planning on staying in this country and just heading down to the seaside for a couple of days, or you’re planning on jetting off to foreign lands, you’ll be needing the right clothing for your travels.
Fatherhood fashion is usually all about practicality though, so when it comes to summer fashion and what to pick out for holidays, I don’t have a clue most of the time. I’ve been thinking about those few staples of my wardrobe though that I’ll be using over the summer – the three types of clothing that I’m bound to use on a regular basis. Let me know if you agree…
- The all-purpose hoody
I love a hoody. They’re incredibly versatile, you can get smarter versions for events you’re going to during the day, and they’re particularly good for holidays. Whenever you go anywhere, you’re always wondering whether or not you’ll get the weather you’re praying for, but as long as you pack a few brightly coloured hoodies, you won’t have to worry about it turning cold or those cooler summer evenings. There are tonnes of men’s hoodies around in different styles and patterns, so why not take a look before your next trip.
- The casual evening shirt
When heading out in the evening for a walk down the promenade, you’ll probably need a light evening shirt. I don’t know about you, but I’ve noticed a lot of checked patterns in the shops recently, and as a father with not a huge amount of knowledge about the fashion world, this tells me they must be on trend! I for one really like the checked look, as you can get so many different colours but you can get short and long-sleeved too.
Whenever I look for men’s shirts these days though, I automatically find myself looking for the mini equivalents; going on holiday and being able to dress up my son in a smaller version of my own shirts is part of the fun for me, and there are plenty on the high street. When you next go shopping, keep your eyes peeled!
- The beachwear look
You’re hot, you’re covered in sun cream and all you want to do is find a free patch of sand and head into the sea, but first you’ll need some beachwear. For dads, this is a fairly simple choice; I always stick to some comfortable, long and lightweight men’s shorts so that I don’t get too hot but I also have enough coverage over my legs. Plus, these are so affordable that you can pick up a few pairs of great quality shorts, rather than worrying about only having one pair that needs to be dry in time for your next excursion tomorrow.
I hope this post gives you some inspiration for summer clothes this year – are you going on holiday with your family?