Men's capsule wardrobe for summer

Summer is just round the corner, and this year we're making up for lost time. With hot holidays and fun with family and friends ahead, one things for sure - we don't have time to waste worrying about what to wear. Enter the capsule wardrobe, a range of pieces that will remove the stress of getting dressed. From summer shirts to classic jeans, select quality over quantity with our helpful list. Before you do anything, buy these…


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1. The tee

Barbour Ashby Wax Jacket

A simple T-shirt is an essential for any good capsule wardrobe, but there's no reason it has to be boring. Shake up your staple repertoire with All Saint's Bodega Tee. In a deep shade of aged blue and finished with signature branding, it's the perfect way to make a basic feel a bit more interesting.

All Saints, Bodega Short Sleeve Crew Necj T-Shirt £45


2. The jeans


A cliche for good reason, you just can't go wrong with a good pair of jeans. And we recommend this pair vy Hugo. Easy to style, this timeless design will serve you well.

Hugo, Hugo Jean £98


3. The overshirt

All Saints Natt Jackett


It might seem a little contradictory but the UK's famously unpredictable climes mean a summer jacket is a must. And All Saint's Natt Jacket is the ultimate light layer. Made from responsible cotton, the light grey, soft corduroy will compliment any outfit. 

All Saints, Natt Jacket £149


4. The trainers

CP Company Garment Dyed Stretch Sateen Cargo Pants


If your wardrobe is starting to feel a little lackluster, then a fresh pair of white trainers are guarenteed to give it a new lease of life. Simple, classic and easy to style, they're an essential for a good capsule wardrobe.

Polo Ralph Lauren, Heritage Court Trainers £85


5. The trousers

Paul Smith Chino Trousers


A must-have for smart-casual style, you can't go wrong with chino trousers, and this pair from Paul Smith are the very best. Smart enough to see you through city days and light enough for your holiday, they're made for easy, breezy summer style.

Paul Smith, Chino Trousers £150


6. The short-sleeved shirt

Paul Smith Zebra Oxford Short Sleeve Shirt


A good button down is an essential building block of any capsule wardrobe. And the zebra Oxford sleeve shirt is a firm favourite this summer. In a classic sky blue, you can throw this on with every outfit, and it will always look good. 

Paul Smith, Zebra Oxford Short Sleeve Shirt £55


7. The chain

Boss Stainless Steel Necklace


Revamping your accessories collection is always a good idea, and a simple silver chain is an easy way to bring a bit of life to any outfit. And the Stainless Steel Necklace from BOSS is the kind of piece you'll buy now and treasure for years to come.

Boss, Stainless Steel Necklace £79


8. The sunglasses

Ted Baker Ted Odell


Upgrade your eyewear with Ted Baker's Odell Sunglasses. The classic look means they're sure to suit everyone, and thanks to their soft tortoiseshell finish, they're easy to style too.

Ted Baker, Ted Odell 173 £55.00


9. The button-down 

Polo Ralph Lauren Oxford Shirt


A crisp Ralph Lauren shirt just feels like summer. And as we move into the warmer days, we've got our eye
on this pale pink version.

Polo Ralph Lauren, Oxford Shirt £95


10. The cap

Polo Ralph Lauren Classic Sport Cap


A cap is a must-have in your summer wardrobe for a number of reasons, protection from the sun being one. The other? Well, it just looks great. And the classic sport cap from Polo Ralph Lauren will give any outfit a relaxed feel for weekend styling.

Polo Ralph Lauren, Classic Sport Cap £45