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Men’s Beach Wear 2019


Summer means beaches, cool drinks, and hot weather. Most of us try to take time off to enjoy the heat or at least make some time on the weekend to get to the beach to make the most of the sun. Don’t be fooled though, just because you’re relaxing doesn’t mean you have to sideline looking good and stylish.

Most seasons have an associated color palette to coordinate with the changes in the environment, such as autumn leaves or the pale blue sky in summer. Sand on the beach is often a light beige and subtly contrasts with the blues of the ocean and the sky. When choosing your outfit, you’ll want to pick an array of pale and muted tones. Subtly contrasting your pieces with your hair, eyes and skin color will help make your ensemble stand out in a great way.

Beach shirts

Lacoste Button Down Oxford Shirt

Lacoste Button Down Oxford Shirt

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This classic shirt will be faultless for summer days as it is cotton, so you’ll stay cool in the sun. The pale sky blue works well with pieces that are beige, but you could also experiment with light mint green shorts or a deeper blue hat. For around $100, this shirt will be a great staple but has the unique touch of the alligator appliqué.

Gitman Vintage Oxford Shirt

Gitman Vintage Oxford Shirt

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If you’re wanting to try sporting something a little more unique, you can try incorporating this dusty rose shirt. White shorts will pair perfectly and complete your look with an eye-catching watch and some sunglasses. Made in the USA, costing about $200, this cotton shirt is well-made and has nice detailing.

Beach Tee

Reigning Champ Jersey Knit Tee

Reigning Champ Jersey Knit Tee Outfit

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It’s important to have a solid number of plain white t-shirts in your wardrobe. They can be worn simply over chinos or you can add dimension by wearing a button-up shirt, open, over the t-shirt. For around $50, Reigning Champ Jersey Knit Tee is made of soft, breathable cotton and have a woven logo patch, which adds a unique touch.

Armor-Lux 77341 Stripe Tee

Armor-Lux 77341 Stripe Tee

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Bringing lemon sorbet vibes to your wardrobe, this striped t-shirt can brighten your outfit and add dimension without requiring an extra layer of clothing. So, for particularly hot days, try wearing this with some pale blue shorts and a hat. Costing about $50, this piece is a quality option if you want to try different tee designs.

Beach Shorts

Polo Ralph Lauren Drawstring Short

Polo Ralph Lauren Drawstring Short Outfit

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While white and beige should be a staple in your wardrobe, it’s good to mix up your colors and these shorts are a great option. These shorts have an elastic waist and the fabric is 97% cotton and 3% Elastane, so they are going to keep you comfortable. The bright sky blue can contrast nicely with other bright colored pieces, or you can keep it simple and stick to white to accentuate the shorts. For around $100, these well-made shorts feature the classic pony logo in white and have 4 functional pockets.

Stussy Brush Beach Short

Stussy Brushed Beach Short

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These brushed twill cotton shorts have a comfortable elastic waist and end at the knee. The pale pink tone will complement with other muted tones nicely to create a cool summer outfit that deflects the heat but draws the right kind of attention. The Stussy logo is neatly visible on the left seam and for about $100, you can’t go wrong with these shorts.

Beach Towels

Saturdays NYC Slash Jacquard Towel

Saturdays NYC Slash Jacquard Towel

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Keeping it simple and classy, the ‘Slash’ towel is all cotton and has an inverted print on the other side. Depending on how you’re feeling you can have it black or grey. Either way, the simplistic design is sure to coordinate with any outfit and is yours for under $60.

Maison Kitsuné Parisian Beach Towel

Maison Kitsune Parisien Beach Towel

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If big branding doesn’t bother you, then this luxurious navy-blue towel is a great option below $100. It’s comfortable and simple; a great addition to your collection.

Sunglasses

Dick Moby Lax Sunglasses

Dick Moby LAX Sunglasses

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Keeping in alignment with the theme of muted tones, these unique sunglasses have an opaque light-sand frame. These eco-friendly sunglasses are fitted with lenses by Zeiss and are a great alternative to tortoiseshell print or plain black. In the price range around $150, these sunglasses will complete any summer outfit.

Illesteva Murdoch Sunglasses

Illesteva Murdoch Sunglasses

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Having a quality pair of black frames in your summer wardrobe is essential. This pair of ‘Murdoch’ sunglasses have a 1950’s-inspired silhouette, for about $200, these will style well with almost anything!

Beach Slides

Nike Benassi JDI Print

Nike Benassi JDI Print

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These light-weight slides keep things light and breezy with the pale synthetic leather top and gold Nike logo. The rubber base and foam sole, these are comfortable, cool and affordable for around $40.

Axel Arigato Bird Slide

Axel Arigato Bird Slide

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If you’d like to work with white instead of pastels, these slides are a great option. The brightly-colored embroidered bird is a subtle way to keep your outfit coordinated. The label is clearly printed on the side of the very comfortable sole. Pricing around $100, these are more expensive than the other two options but there are additional details that distinguish them from competitors.

Beach hat

Maison Kitsuné Parisien Baseball Cap

Maison Kitsune Parisien Baseball Cap

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A nice cotton-polyester blend, this deep navy-blue hat will help keep your face protected in the summer sun. At around $80, this hat has notable details such as a leather tab on the strap and an embroidered label in bright white.

Norse Projects Seersucker Sports Cap

Norse Projects Seersucker Sports Cap

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In the classic cap silhouette with a grey and white stripe design, the ‘Seersucker’ cap is a neutral piece to include in your summer wardrobe. With a subtle ‘N’ embroidery on the front, this cap adds a touch of style to any outfit. Similarly, this cap is about $100 and is a versatile piece to add to your hat collection.

How to wear beach wear

When preparing for summer and gathering pieces for your wardrobe, you’ll want to have a nice mix of pastel, soft colors and including patterned items to give yourself options when creating outfits. Having a few options of sunglasses and hats is an affordable way to change up your outfits.

If you try to tie in certain colors throughout your outfit it will give your overall look of coordination without being over-the-top. For example, you can put together an outfit with the Maison Kitsune Parisien Baseball Cap and the towel, so you have those two pieces without an overwhelming amount of one color. Match those with a crisp white shirt and some beige shorts to create a polished look.

Pink Short Blue Shirt Outfit

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Opting for light and bright articles of clothing is the main point to take away from this article. I’d recommend trying to incorporate some contrasting colors to help make your outfit have more character to it, rather than being overly basic. Complete your outfit with a statement piece, like eye-catching sunglasses, and you’ll be looking stylish and staying cool this summer.


My Selection

Button Down Oxford Shirt

Lacoste, $109

Buy

Oxford Shirt

Gitman Vintage, $185

Buy

Jersey Knit Tee

Reigning Champ, $50

Buy

77341 Stripe Tee

Armor-Lux, $55

Buy