We’re in the summer that keeps on giving, and it’s far from over yet. But with the heat showing no sign of abating, have you prepped for the remainder of your warm-weather social calendar?
From BBQ-ready apparel to wedding steez, summer’s social calling requires some seriously thought-out ’fits. If you haven't been copping key pieces from our regular coverage of the SS18 collections worth your time, you're probably not ready to be turning heads by the pool, grill, or alter quite yet.
And so, we've stepped in to take the panic away from nailing the rest of your summer style, with tips for every essential diary entry still to come. Whether you're looking for a stand-out piece or full-on outfit inspiration, we have you covered from the best footwear to the flyest accessories, and everything in-between.
Killing it by the grill is a job not best left to cargo shorts and any old baggy tee. That said, no-one wants to be the guy who got mustard all over his $1,000+ Prada shirt at the BBQ, so perfecting your look is all about finding that middle ground.
The likelihood is that your meaty get-together is scheduled for one of those summer weekends promising serious heat, so you'll want to think about optimizing your outfit's cooling abilities as well as turning the heads of friends, family, and whoever else shows up. This makes it the perfect time to don a pair of light, silk trousers like these relaxed-fit Bananatime print pants.
If you're going pattern-heavy on your lower half, we'd advise something lower-key up top — a premium white henley from Lemaire fits the bill nicely — and to finish, these luxury Gucci sandals in the brand's signature colors will have necks breaking faster than burgers are burning.
The Pool Party
Whether it's a backyard affair or a vacation blow-out, what you rock around the pool this season will separate the big fish from the pond dwellers. To really stand out, this is the time to have fun with your outfit and bring the color pop to the party.
While we have good faith in dedicated Highsnobiety readers to have secured the perfect pair of swimshorts by now, peak pool party style is all about steezy accessories. This bright yellow Prada bucket hat is sure to get people stirring in their sun loungers, and paired with some logo-embossed pink Gucci rubber slides, let's just say you'll be making a splash long before you bomb the pool.
Both pieces will be elevated further still with some colorful eyewear from SUPER's latest Andy Warhol collab to stealthily suss out the competition with, preferably from the comfort of your dope Stüssy rasta-print beach towel.
The Summer Wedding
It's wedding season, which for the ill-equipped means ditching anything remotely hot-weather appropriate in place of long pants and layering up top. But as the traditional rules of wedding style continue to be broken, there's no excuse not to look and feel good during warmer nuptials.
Now's your chance to rock that Prada shirt we told you to avoid at the BBQ — the perfect piece to excuse your lack of a suit jacket while still looking the part (and maybe even taking eyes off the bride in this lipstick and baroque half-and-half print). Rock with these wide-legged trousers, which are just the right level of smart and airy in a super stylish fit, and remember that a summer wedding doesn't have to mean over-polished derbies — the luxe materials of these sleek black Margiela Replicas will more than cut it.
The Evening Party
Not all of summer is so predictable, and with any event that could potentially see a transition into chillier evenings, you'll want to be prepared for club queues and smoking terraces.
But relax, we're not telling you it's jacket time just yet. A long-sleeved tee should give you that bit of extra coverage you need of a summer's evening — we particularly like this logo branded one from Los Angeles brand Rokit. On your lower half, smarten up your casualwear with these O-Ring track pants from FILA's recent collaboration with French old-timer Pierre Cardin, then add some flex when it comes to the kicks. OFF-WHITE has plenty of dope sneakers outside of its here today-gone today Nike collabs, and these Off Court leather high tops will complete the ’fit nicely.
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