25 summer outfit ideas for men 2022: holiday trends, clothes and accessories

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As the weather warms up, many of us are on the hunt for new style pieces for the upcoming summer vacations and travels. If you need inspiration for packing, look no further. From the best men’s stay shirts to shorts, sandals and all the must-have accessories, we’ve rounded up the fashion essentials you’ll want to invest in this season.

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SS22 fashion trends for men

This summer, menswear is all about sleeveless, oversized bermuda shorts, lightweight shirts and slip-on sandals. Effortless suits were also very present on the catwalk, making loose linen or breathable cotton shirts a summer staple. Pastel colors and nautical stripes were also prominent, injecting color and optimism into your wardrobe. When it comes to shoes? Nostalgia still reigns supreme.

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7 cool summer shirts for men

Short sleeve utility shirt, £69, Market


Embrace the workwear aesthetic with Arket’s utility shirt. It is light and perfect to put on with shorts this summer.

Printed Cuban Collar Shirt, £88, Reiss


Wear this printed shirt with white jeans and trainers to be the most stylish man in the bar.

La Paz Silveira printed cotton-poplin shirt£120, Mr Doorman


Stand out with this chevron striped shirt from the Portuguese brand La Paz.

Rich linen floral shirt, £25, Marks & Spencer


Do you like a floral print? This shirt from M&S will take you from day to night.

Ecru striped shirt, £35, River Island


This striped shirt from River Island is the perfect finishing piece for a totally neutral outfit.

Weekday striped shirt, £25, ASOS


This striped shirt from Scandi Weekday has a relaxed fit with pastel tones and would look great with just about anything.

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Stylish shorts for men to wear this summer

Cotton Bermuda shorts, £49.99, Mango


Oversized Bermuda shorts have made the rounds of the catwalks. For a cool and comfortable fit, choose a pair like this that ends just above the knee.

Mens Woven Shorts, £54.95, Nike


Made from soft woven fabric, these Nike shorts are perfect in the summer heat and will never go out of style.

Cotton-twill shorts with braces, £55, Market


Pair these soft cotton Arket shorts with a striped tee and white trainers for a laid-back vacation look.

James Perse Supima cotton-jersey drawstring shorts£120, Mr Doorman


When comfort is everything, invest in a pair of James Perse cotton jersey drawstring shorts.

Textured striped shorts, £30, River Island


Add a pop of color to your wardrobe with River Island’s textured green shorts.

Swim shorts, £68, Everlane


For shorts suitable for hiking, running and swimming, it doesn’t get any better than this pair from Everlane. They’re available in six shades, so you can find the perfect summer staple.

5 of the best summer sandals for men

Nike Victori Slides, £27.95, ASOS


We don’t think you can go wrong with a pair of Nike Sliders and reviewers seem to agree.

adidas Yeezy Slides, from £296, Farfetch


Or splash out on the super popular adidas Yeezy Slides.

Myles Slide Sandals, £109, Dr Martens


With leather straps and a classic Dr. Martens AirWair sole, these sturdy sandals will take you on vacation in style and stand the test of time.

Birkenstock Arizona sandals, £65, Schuh


Often hailed as the most comfortable pair of sandals, it’s no wonder we’ve seen Birkenstock Arizona worn by Chris Pine and Leonardo DiCaprio. Pair it with socks for ultimate comfort on your travels.

Florin leather sandals, £185, Grenson


If you’re a fan of Grenson boots, they now offer summer-friendly footwear and their Florin sandals are ideal for a British summer.

Essential summer accessories for men

Gucci men’s rectangular sunglasses£255, john lewis


Holidays abroad or stays, everyone needs a good pair of sunglasses. These Gucci sunglasses are a luxurious take on the rectangular silhouette.

Camo Twill Sports Bag, £455, Mr Doorman


The perfect bag for long weekends comes in the form of this stylish Filson duffle bag. It is waxed and water resistant, and this camouflage pattern is a limited edition.

Chelsea Weekend Bag, £159, antler


Or if you prefer your accessories to be all black, Antler’s Weekender bag is just the size you need for a few days. It has a specially designed pocket for your shoes, a padded laptop pocket and comes with a detachable shoulder strap.

NNO7 padded baseball cap, £80, Mr Doorman


From beach hair covering to sun protection, a good cap has a multitude of uses, and this one from NN07 will go with any outfit.

Apple Watch Series 7, £364, Amazon


With all your fitness metrics and the ability to call and text, this is the only watch you’ll really need this summer.

Mens Sterling Silver Chain Necklace, £245, Missoma


Channel the likes of Brad Pitt and Harry Styles by adding something a little more to your summer ensemble. If you want to be subtle, a simple silver chain is a good place to start.

Serge Denimes compass necklace £80, Selfridges


Or for a pendant, you can’t go wrong with this bestselling engraved compass necklace.

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