It’s time to update fashion statement for summer

New Delhi, May 21 : Picking the right fabric is very important when dressing smartly during summer. Men should opt for lighter fabrics like cotton, linen and seersucker as they are a great options to keep you cool, suggest experts.

Saikat Mitra, Creative Director of Van Heusen, Sandeep Gonsalves, Co-founder of SS HOMME, and James Doidge, Head of Menswear Design at Marks (and) Spencer, break down the style code for men in summer.

* White is right for summer. Explore different silhouettes and fabric types teamed with denims and you have a great business casual look.

A cotton slub white shirt and an easy bi-stretch denim or a pique knit shirt with clean raw denim with hybrid leather brogues keeps it work friendly.

* Light coloured linen shirts with rolled sleeves put together with cotton chinos is an easy and comfortable look.

Go dark on the trouser for a formal look and khakis and light colours transform the same ensemble to casual.

* Used all year around, but a saviour in the summer, the short sleeve shirt comes in many avatars.

A trendy printed floral short sleeve shirt with contrast buttons along with formal cotton trousers will add fashion to the formal.

Small geometric prints are a great bet too.

Large 2 / 3 coloured check short sleeve shirt with hem details go well with printed textured cotton chinos.

Basic gingham checks in seasonal and trend colours are a versatile wardrobe addition too.

* T-Shirts: The ubiquitous T-Shirt has found a safe haven in the corporate wardrobe through well tailored polo T-Shirts.

Small geometric printed polo in double mercerised with premium soft sheen and quick dry formal trousers will keep you neat, cool and sharp this summer.

A navy quick dry polyester T-shirt with zipped placket put together with a formal tapered drawstring trousers is the 'Work Active' look for summer.

Add a lightweight summer knit blazer to complete the business look.

* Summer provides more choices in colour, for both suits and accessories. Lighter colours absorb less heat than darker colours, making them perfect choices for summer.

Light and pastel colours are a strong focus through the season, and can be seen on everything from linen suits to Oxford casual shirts, T-Shirts and shirts.

These aren't just solid colours, but also in stripes and marl textures too.

* Linen is a definite winner when it comes to summer suits. However, if you would like, you could experiment with fabrics such as poplin and seersucker.

* Cotton suits and pure worsted wool suits are also great choices for a versatile summer look.

With reference to the styles, the shades of blue and green are ideal.

* Apart from the quintessential summer styles, material and colour - what really makes you stand out apart from the rest is the fit of the garment.

The technicals of each element of a suit are what can make you look refined and unique from the rest of the crowd.

Create a fashion statement by accessorising it with a handcrafted accessory, a printed pocket square or a textured pastel tie.



Source: IANS