ASOS Embroidered Shirt
All-over florals may be a natty choice for summer weddings, but some days require something less than blooming bold. This chilled-out Pacific island-style shirt hits the embroidery trend without looking too try-hard.
Available at ASOS, priced £22.
Mango Pocket Linen Blend Jacket
Bomber jackets have become a wardrobe no-brainer in recent seasons, but in this week’s temperatures, nylon versions can be more foe than friend. The Spaniards at Mango know a thing or two about dressing for the heat: hence this lightweight linen version in the colour of the year.
Available at Mango, priced £59.99.
River Island Yellow Stripe Short-Sleeved Shirt
When packing for a holiday, picking items that are going to work with everything is key. This tan shirt features navy and white beaten-up stripes, and will combine perfectly with neutral staples down below (i.e. everything you already own).
Available at River Island, priced £25.
Ted Baker Basking Leather Holdall
Whether on home turf or heading for foreign soil, a smart weekender bag is a must-own. Masterfully crafted by the team at Ted, this buttery-soft Bovine leather holdall in moss green is a practical accessory for the man about towns and terminals alike.
Available at Ted Baker. Was
£319, now £223 for a limited time only.
The Idle Man Elastic Weave Belt
Thick leather belts can be the difference between nailing a summer look and looking like you forgot to check the forecast. This light elastic weave option has more than a hint of the designer about it, but is actually a bargain way to take any warm-weather outfit up a notch.
Available at The Idle Man, priced £12.
Selected Homme Shdlucio Shorts
Nordic brand Selected Homme creates smart pieces that come together to create a cool capsule wardrobe. These schoolboy-inspired shorts are a long way from the shiny ones you used to wear on the playground, tailored neatly in a polyester-viscose finish; they get an ‘A’ from us.
Available at Zalando, priced £44.99.
H&M Navy Grandad Shirt
Grandad collars are a solid way of keeping cool while still looking smart during a heatwave. This lightweight linen version with contrast buttons from H&M will make an easy breezy addition to any rotation.
Available at H&M, priced £19.99.
Marks & Spencer Collection Black Jeans
The M&S Collection range features premium fabrics at the retailer’s typically not-so-premium price points. These high-grade jeans are cut in a flattering slim-leg shape that sits lower on the waist for a neat finish on all body types.
Available at M&S, priced £60.
Reiss Como Zip Shirt
Knitted polos are a preppy style staple, but drop the Ivy League connotations with this minimalist example that features flattering vertical stripes and a gold zip fastening.
Available at Reiss, priced £80.
Superdry Orange Label Brittany Shirt
Sometimes it pays just to go back to basics. This classic striped T-shirt from Superdry’s new summer capsule collection is cut from 100 per cent pure cotton and will pair effortlessly with everything from poolside shorts to barside chinos, making it an essential part of any holiday kit.
Available at Superdry, priced £19.99.
Iffley Road Sidmouth Drirelease Half-Zip Top
British running brand Iffley Road takes its name from the track on which Roger Bannister broke the four-minute mile in 1954. Bringing its heritage to contemporary sportswear, this lightweight running top is constructed from technical drirelease fabric and features a zipped pocket for stowing away small items like keys. On your marks, get set, GO.
Available at Mr Porter, priced £70.
MVMT Black Rose Chrono Watch
In just three short years, start-up brand MVMT’s watches have amassed a huge following. Its newest range is a sleek collection of all-black watches with rose-gold touches. Our pick is this sleek three-handed chronograph, kitted out with a sturdy steel bracelet.
Available at MVMT, priced £135.
AllSaints New Romantic Shirt
A lot of this season’s patterned shirts are rather loud, to say the least. For a more pared-back take on botanicals, go for something more romantic. This heart-print shirt ticks the trend without looking like you’re off to Hawaii. Aloha.
Available at All Saints, priced £80.
Pretty Green Gresham Weave Boots
Desert boots might have been made for the sand dunes, but they can get incredibly sweaty when pacing the pavements. Add some much-needed ventilation with these smart suede versions from Pretty Green that incorporate a weave finish at the front.
Available at Pretty Green, priced £95.
Raey x MatchesFashion Seersucker Shirt
MatchesFashion’s exclusive in-house label Raey specialises in cool separates that transcend seasonal trends. Case in point: this seersucker cotton-poplin shirt, which is tailored in Italy and features a navy and white square print for a fresh take on the nautical colourway.
Available at MatchesFashion, priced £175.
BoohooMan Wide-Leg Cropped Chinos
The wide-leg look is a tough one to master, so as an entry-level option, these cropped chinos are anchored in a classic stone shade that won’t make too much of a splash should you wear them down the pub.
Available at BoohooMan, priced £20.
Chunk Pussy Power Jumper
There’s a fine line between standing in solidarity with the feminist movement and that scene in The Inbetweeners. Luckily, London-based brand Chunk has hit the mark with its playful Pussy Power jumper.
Available at Chunk Clothing, priced £56.
Kinfolk x Kappa Football Shirt
Brands don’t get much trendier than independent lifestyle label Kinfolk, so it was a foregone conclusion that its collaboration with Kappa would be a must-have. The football-inspired T-shirt celebrates the sportswear brand’s historic Juventus strip in a slick monochrome palette, ticking the retro box without resorting to garish colourways.
Available at Kinfolk, priced £75.
Mr Porter x Oliver Spencer Loopack Sweatshirt
Mr Porter’s range of exclusive collaborations often top wishlists and breaks banks. The etailer’s latest, with British brand Oliver Spencer, keeps all the cool credibility with a slightly more accessible price tag. Check out this classic loopback sweatshirt that’ll look good in every season.
Available at Mr Porter, priced £95.
Baracuta G9 Harrington
The Harrington jacket is a classic fair-weather jacket that usually comes in a seasonal stone or navy hue. For the warmer months, those shades might feel a bit boring. So swap them for an equally classic cornflower shade that’ll brighten up proceedings.
Available at Baracuta, priced £285.
Olaf Hussein Tote Bag
Dutch denim brand Olaf Hussein specialises in cutting-edge selvedge pieces that take inspiration from global travel. This roomy tote bag is a first class upgrade to the usual beaten up canvas carrier and comes in a spicy red shade that will, obviously, work best with blue jeans.
Available at End Clothing, priced £35.