Summer Essentials With White Stuff

Craig of That Dapper Chap talks summer essentials, taking inspiration from the summer range from White Stuff

Great news guys, Summer is just around the corner! So, with that in mind what are you planning to be wearing when the warmer months are here? Don’t fret, I’m here to help guide you along the way, and want to share a few summer essentials with you from White Stuff.

Some Cool Coloured Shorts

First up you’ll need shorts! if you can’t get your legs out during the summer when can you? Chino shorts are big news and are available in some great colours, so grab yourself a pair (or two)

These are the ‘Warren’ chino shorts. finishing just above the knee. They are versatile and can be dressed up with a shirt and a blazer. Alternatively  throw on a T-shirt for a more relaxed look.

Don’t be afraid to play with the length either by rolling up the legs one or two turns. This can help change the look of the shorts dramatically, particularly if you’re packing light but need switch things around.

The Warren shorts in navy blue

The Warren shorts are available in a number of great colours

A Stylish Summer Shirt

To go with those shorts you’ll need a solid summer shirt. Think Barbeques and beach bars, bangers and Harvey Wallbangers! Go short sleeved, and go floral or patterned.

Wear it with shorts, untucked with a couple of buttons undone at the neck for full on casual, or tuck it into a pair of great jeans or chinos, add a belt and a blazer and you’re ready for that summer party.

My two faves are the ‘Hoy’ floral print shirt and the ‘Pagoda’ chambray shirt. Having one in brown tones and another in blues or grey’s will cover most colour combinations.

The Hoy floral print shirt. Perfect for summer

The Hoys shirt and the Pagoda shirt. Why not get both!

Some Fun Swim shorts

Whether it’s a paddle on the British coast or that two weeks abroad in the searing sun, you’ll need some swim shorts. Keep these fun. Go for a funky print and keep it stylish.

These shark and surfboard print shorts have a drawstring to avoid that awkward moment when you dive in the pool and leave your shorts bobbing on the surface. Nobody wants to see your white bits!

Some fun swim shorts are an essential piece of kit during your much needed holiday

The Shark swim shorts from White Stuff

Some Summer Shoes

I’d suggest two styles here; flip flops for the beach and for around the pool, and something lightweight that will keep you covered when out sight seeing.

Here we have the woven ‘Eva’ flip flops and the hessian slip on trainer.

The navy hessian slip on trainer shoe

Flip flops are a must have around the pool

A Good T Shirt

A wardrobe classic but don’t make the mistake of pulling out the same one that you’ve worn for the last eight years. Get something cotton rich and with a print to keep it fresh and summery.

I’d go for the ‘Surfers’ T Shirt. in a sky blue cotton slub it’s just the ticket. Wear it with your chino shorts and flip flops or with jeans on cooler days with your hessian trainers under a lightweight jacket.

The Surfers graphic T Shirt from White Stuff

Something for a chilly evening

The sun has dipped, the air has taken on a slight chill but the beer is still flowing and that summer party is still in full swing. Be prepared and take a light jumper.

The ‘Cashier’ sweater in summery blue will do the trick, whether draped casually over your shoulders or popped on over that summer shirt. Maybe there’s a lady there that you could chivalrously offered it to.

Take a sweater to that barbecue for when the sun dips

The cashier zip funnel neck sweater 

So, for your summer essentials, take a look at what the guys at White Stuff have on offer for the coming months. And if you do go ahead and get some White Stuff clobber in your armoury be sure to post a picture to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter and tag them!

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