Can you get through the summer without a few decent tops? Probably not. It makes sense to invest in a few key pieces to make sure that you look fresh and stylish in the warmer weather – and the good news is that you don’t have to spend a fortune in order to make that happen.
For men, the fashion market has boomed in the past decade or so. Men’s fashion collections have become as important for many high street stores as the women’s collection, and men are spending more on clothing and accessories and updating their wardrobes more often. Even if you’re not a regular shopper, the onset of summer is a great time to start thinking about replacing some of the shirts or tops in your drawers with something that’s a little more contemporary, or that offers a better fit.
Start with casual shirts – the Cotton Traders polo shirt is one of the most loved styles in men’s fashion. It’s in collections from the highest end designers right down to budget lines in supermarkets and value stores. That’s because the style itself is a classic, and what you’re paying for is the quality of the fabric, the standard of the cut and the level of detail in the finish. It’s perfectly possible to get fantastic quality polo shirts for under £20, giving you not only impressive value for money, but a great style boost too.
In addition to the polo shirt, add a t-shirt to your basket. T-shirts are essential for men of all ages. They are simple, comfortable and easy to wear; they come in a huge range of colours, patterns and styles, so you’ll always be able to find something that catches your eye, and they are great for layering under a collared shirt, jumper or jacket. Buy a couple of plain white t-shirts for layering and then perhaps something more “statement” for general wear.
Don’t forget to buy at least one new collared shirt though. This doesn’t have to be formal, but it is incredibly useful to have a smarter shirt for evenings out, dinner or events. There are plenty of good quality shirts around and in the summer, you can also choose short sleeved shirts as well as the more traditional long-sleeved style. Summer shirts come in a range of great single colours, or you can choose checks or stripes to add a little more interest. Click here for more shirts for men available from Cotton Traders.
Whatever you do, make sure you make the most of your budget – shop online and on the high street for great deals, fantastic bargains and good quality clothing at affordable prices.
The author of this article has over fifteen years experience in the fashion industry.