24 mens summer outfit ideas 2021: The trends, holiday clothes & staycation shirts

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Thanks to the pandemic you might not be travelling abroad this summer, but a staycation right here in the UK is likely to be on the cards and it’s still worth looking stylish for. If loungewear is ingrained into your brain and you’re in need of some packing inspiration, look no further. From the best men’s staycation shirts to shorts, sandals and all of the must-have accessories, we’ve rounded up the fashion essentials you’ll want to take away with you.

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SS21 fashion trends for men

This summer menswear is all about elevated workwear – think utility shirts, lightweight bomber jackets and military-inspired pieces. With this comes durable fabrics with lots of pockets, so it’s practical, too. Effortless suiting also featured highly on the runway, making loose shirts made from linen or breathable cotton a staycation staple, while Bermudas are the must-have short of the season. Pastel colours and nautical stripes were also big, injecting colour and optimism into the shows and your wardrobe. When it comes to shoes? 90s nostalgia still reigns supreme with dad sandals. 

6 cool men’s summer shirts

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Short-sleeved utility shirt, £69, Arket

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Nail the workwear aesthetic with Arket’s utility shirt. It’s lightweight and perfect to throw on with shorts this summer.

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Monroe striped shirt, £85, Reiss

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Wear this nautical-inspired shirt with white jeans and trainers to be the most stylish man at the bar.

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Weekday striped shirt, £85, ASOS

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This simple striped shirt from Scandi brand Weekday is made from comfortable organic cotton and would look great paired with anything.

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Portuguese Flannel shirt, £95, Mr Porter

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Every man needs a pink shirt in his repertoire and this one by Portuguese Flannel is just the right shade.

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Camp collar shirt, £95, COS

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When you need something on the smarter side for even the hottest days of your holiday, make this breathable cotton shirt first on your list.

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Cotton leaf print shirt, £29.50, Marks & Spencer

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Prefer a print? This shirt from M&S will take you from day to night.

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Stylish shorts for men to wear this summer

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Bermuda shorts, £49.99, Mango

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Bermuda shorts were all over the SS21 runways. For the most flattering fit, choose a pair like these that finish just above the knee. 

Everlane-shorts-mens

The 9″ slim fit performance chino, £47, Everlane

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With four-way stretch fabric and sweat-wicking capabilities, these chino shorts don’t just look polished, they’re comfortable and unrestricted enough for any beach activity.

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Strap-detail cotton twill shorts, £55, Arket

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We love these soft cotton Arket shorts paired with a striped t-shirt and white trainers for an off-duty holiday look.

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Theory sol cotton-terry shorts, £145, Mr Porter

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Some sweat shorts are worth investing in. Cut from luxe soft cotton terry, this pair by Theory is perfect for a beach staycation.

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Grey side stripe shorts, £25, River Island

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For just a nod to the pastel trend, go for these sporty striped River Island shorts.

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Swim shorts, £55, Everlane

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For shorts suitable to hike, run and swim in, they don’t get much better than this pair from Everlane. They also come in green, navy, abalone and burnt umber shades.

6 of the best staycation sandals for men

Nike-sliders

Nike sliders, £26.95, ASOS

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We don’t think you can wrong with a pair of Nike sliders and the reviews seem to agree.

Yeezy-sliders

Adidas Yeezy slides, from £318, Farfetch

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Or splash out on the most popular men’s sandals of 2021 so far, the Adidas Yeezy slides.

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Chilton slip-on leather sandals, £89, Dr. Martens

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With leather straps and a classic Dr. Martens AirWair sole, these sturdy sandals will see you through your holiday in style and stand the test of time. 

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Birkenstock Arizona sandals, £60, Schuh

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Often hailed as the most comfortable pair of sandals around, it’s no wonder we’ve seen Birkenstock Arizonas worn by the likes of Chris Pine and Leonardo DiCaprio. Pair with socks for ultimate comfort on your travels.

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Teva Original universal sandals, £45, ASOS

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If you’re planning on being active on your holiday but you don’t want to wear trainers, Teva sandals are the way to go. Made with hiking in mind, they’re the perfect combination of sturdy and lightweight.

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Florin leather sandals, £185, Grenson

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If you’re a fan of Grenson boots, they now do summer-friendly footwear and their Florin sandals are ideal for a British summer.

The must-have summer accessories for men

Gucci-sunglasses

Gucci men’s retangular sunglasses, £355, John Lewis

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Staycation or holiday abroad, everyone needs a decent pair of sunglasses. These Gucci sunnies are a luxe take on the rectangular silhouette. 

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Filson duffle bag, £385, Mr Porter

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The perfect long weekend bag comes in the form of this stylish Filson duffle. The leather-trimmer twill is satisfyingly sturdy.

Antler-weekender-bag

Chelsea Weekender bag, £149, Antler

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Or if you prefer your accessories in all-black, Antler’s Weekender bag is just the size you need for a few days away. It has a purpose-built pocket for your shoes, a padded laptop pocket and comes with a detachable shoulder strap. 

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Acne Studios cotton-canvas cap, £85, Matches Fashion

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From covering beach hair to shading yourself from the sun, a great cap has a multitude of uses, and this one from Acne will also bring some colour to your outfit.

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Apple Watch series 6, £385, Amazon

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With all of your fitness metrics and the ability to call and text, this is the only watch you’ll really need this summer.

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9ct white gold criss cross chain, £149, H.Samuel

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Channel the likes of Harry Styles and Brad Pitt by adding something a little extra to your staycation ensemble. If you want to be subtle, a simple white gold chain is a good place to start.

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