What We Love: Summer Fashion
That trip to the beach is just around the corner, guys. Whether you’re hitting up the new gay club at Resorts in Atlantic City, the ever-popular Rehoboth (hey, civil unions are legal now), or a faraway destination for some serious tropical globetrotting, you want to make sure you look good. And even if you’re vacationing on home turf, here are some must-have fashions for the sun-soaked season.
The U.K. label Orlebar Brown is finally available online in the States. Not only does the swimwear take a page from the classic look book as far as bridge shorts are concerned, but the new line – inspired by Alan Aldridge’s psychedelic illustrations from the 1960s – showcase fun, whimsical patterns and prints to brighten up any poolside party.
Aviators never go out of style. How better to make people think you’re a sexy jetsetter than with a pair from Polo Ralph Lauren? Featuring polished metal with 100 percent UV protection, the classic specs are available in gold with gray-green highlights or matte silver.
You can’t go wrong with a polo shirt by Gucci. It wears well with board shorts, swim trunks, khakis or a pair of jeans all season thanks to its slim-cut cotton. For those cool nights on the water, throw on a Tommy Hilfiger prep world tuxedo blazer and look like a movie star.
Beachcombers may want to pick up a pair of trusty flip flops from Lacoste in a few bright shades. They’re simple and come in four basic colors for your long weekend on the Cape. Just remember to shelve them when you’re back in the city. No matter how nice your pedicure, these plastic pairs are not meant for pounding the pavements – ever. Instead, try on some soludos espadrilles by Opening Ceremony.
Woven belts are back this season from some of the biggest labels, like Rag & Bone, Ralph Lauren and DSquared2. Also from Rag & Bone, check out the straw fedora for a 1920s-meets-Old South look this summer.
Channel your inner James Dean with a sailor-style sweater inspired by the 1950s from H&M. It’s perfect for a cruise along the Delaware River – or a cruise at Rehoboth’s famous Blue Moon supper and nightclub.
Need a place to pack all of your new fashions? Consider a blue canvas weekend bag by Coach. The bright canvas – Greek-inspired, no doubt – is complemented by sturdy leather straps that can hold a week’s worth of goodies.