:3 Looks That Will Help Unearth Your Innermost Sartorially-inclined Bohemian Persona This Summer:
Point being is that it is high time you acted upon your whimsical styling and travel inspired (or even daydreaming) wanderlust — to pledging what is left of the season to actively exploring and experimenting with the vast array of social, cultural and seasonal style subcultures that will (before we realize it) have once again drifted by in but a blink of an eye.
Whether that entails enjoying a brief local weekend holiday at a unexplored hotspot,investing in a pair of tailored swim trunks, or even jet-setting off into the sunset for that all- inclusive dream luxury getaway is but up to you and is of little consequence in direct comparative significance to just simply taking ANY (small or large) step towards your goals/desires in the first place.
And it is to any of those ends that I doth proclaim that you should reach for your weekender bag with the unshakable intent of filling it to the brim with the following event specific style essentials that will aid in announcing to the world that you are a man of both action and versatile style that is dead-set upon enjoying both life and the season in their entirety whilst you fashionably bring full circle any lingering bohemian inspired wardrobing pangs that may have been simmering at the top of your consciousness for far too long to go unanswered any longer.
So, here’s to (briefly mind you) stepping out of the shadows of what may well be a characteristically staunch and tailored signature style of dress in lieu of a more spontaneous, casually-inclined bohemian state of mind (and style) — to letting your proverbial freak-flag (so to speak) fly by venturing to otherwise unexpected places (both stylishly and culturally) that may just surprise you and change (or cause you to reassess) your outlook on life and how you style and live it.
With that in mind, here’s three polished inspirationally bohemian (to differing extents) tinged looks for you to take into consideration should an evening beach bonfire, a sandy sunset picnic, or a summer music festival be in your social rolodex (or to-do list) in the near future…
Think subtle accents in bold patterns and summer staples in earthy hues that will stylishly illustrate your adventurous (yet always sartorially) considered spirit to get an idea of where to begin with your bohemian festival attire.
From the eye-catching, on-trend flavoured hit of pure Americana delivered courtesy of the southwestern printed henley to the uniquely textured attractiveness of the woven leather espadrilles and the fitted, cropped mid-wash distressed jeans, the foundations of this look collectively pay a stylishly tasteful homage to the laid-back bohemian vibes that have become synonymous with the festival going set and the occasion in question itself.
Furthermore, nearly every piece (jeans, henley, bomber, etc.) can be comfortably sported beyond the conclusion of the festival seeing as they are essentially (at their foundation) reliably updated modern versions of the every day classic staples that most men turn to on an every day basis — which makes them instantly relatable, easy to adopt and a cinch to bear and wear.
On that note, do consider casually cuffing (roll) your jeans a few times over for good measure and finish off the look with a summer-friendly garment dyed (hot pink) bomber jacket, a luxuriously crafted genuine leather belt, and a pair of ‘60s inspired polarized round sunnies to round out what stands astutely as a feel good sartorial personification of pure Americana that tastefully toes the aesthetic lines between southwestern baja, Cali surfer, and Ivy collegiate-inspired subcultures.
In the summertime when the weather is fine…you may very well have women on your mind (or so says Mungo Jerry)!
A quite relative proclamation to be sure (for many) as well as the perfect excuse (however thin it may be) for you to finally set out to experience what is arguably one of the most romantic of all summer inspired dates: a sunset picnic with your significant other (or the apple of your eye) staged by an isolated sandy beach resting beneath your feet and an open body of water beckoning before you (should you care to take an after dinner dip) with good food in one hand and great company in the other.
And seeing as this is definitively a sartorially low-key casual courting affair at its core, you would do well in proceeding with the idea of rising a step above what is to be expected by sporting something properly smart yet unexpected; a look that is sure to not only charm but also appropriately accentuate the nautical-inspired backdrop whilst acting as a functional solution to any additional cultural activities that may ensue (say swimming or a walk upon the shoreline).
With that in mind, a gent would be hard pressed in finding beachwear that is as soft and inviting to the touch yet aesthetically elegant and sophisticated then that of a belted towelling cardigan sweater (in which can be shared if need be) that is styled alongside a pair of tailored linen-cotton blended swimming shorts (that can go from the beach to just about anywhere informal with ease), a pair of Italian leather gladiator sandals (or a pair of espadrilles if you are not a fan of the former), a brown linen polka dot button-up shirt (roll up those sleeves), and to top off this naturally subdued and clean look, military inspired bridged aviator sunglasses.
Everything is streamlined, near angelic in appearance, and easy to slip on and off as the evening plays out its many stages…
When a gent decidedly checks out for what is to be a day of leisure set upon the beach it is only natural (and to be expected) that both his thoughts and style respectively veer towards that of enjoying what stands before him in a luxuriously carefree comfort zone that is devoid of any sort of social demands or of the need to layer up in either the pursuit of added warmth or heightened formality .
Simplicity is consequently the key to it all and his styling a cinch to handle. But, what is he to do (and sport) should an invite to an evening beach bonfire present itself and he must contend with not only mingling with the masses but also dealing with incremental weather that is but all too common along most any coastline?
He flips the usual beach styling script and layers up in classic summer staples that can be striped down as need be.
So, retire that sunscreen (for the evening that is) and opt instead to ensconce yourself in a beach friendly nautical palette that is inspired by mother nature’s full summer bounty. Featuring a tasteful array of friendly layered patterns that play well with one another from wavy Breton-stripes (t-shirt) to full on floral blooms (the bucket hat), this simple yet polished look — which is finished off by a tonally accentuated lightweight royal blue field jacket. summer apropos off-white linen trousers, and a sophisticated pair of navy driving loafers with breton-striped detailing — is inviting to the eye and bespeaks of man whose appropriately cultivated style (seemingly) comes effortlessly.
Simple yet well thought out — a dependable late summer ensemble that ensures you are as practically prepared as you are fashionably charming.
Whilst a lot can rightfully be made of (and waxed poetic about) both the transitional merits and enduring draw of classic nautical style —from Breton-striped sweaters through navy peacoat’s and boat shoes — sometimes a man simply yearns for sartorially venturing off piste (so to speak) to the account of spontaneously entertaining and exploring a style of dress that rests well beyond what may be his (quite justifiable mind you) perennial contingent of smart tried-and-true (in this instance) maritime summer staples.
And as it so happens, the three social occasions presented above provide the perfect opportunity for a man to accomplish just that.
Collectively, each respective look was curated specifically to cater to the precise nature of the occasion at hand whilst remaining charmingly simple, understated, nearly universally in their flattering effect and functionally practical yet adventurously spirited at heart…and that, my friends, is what late (or alternative) summer beach and festival wear should be: tastefully nonchalant.
: Further Inspiration :
Or, and if you are looking for summer inspiration that caters to those with a more tailored signature aesthetic, I would also suggest considering sporting either of these two highly recommended smart Euro-chic alternatives that were purposefully curated for halcyon days of leisure spent lounging about a luxury beach resort or charting the high seas aboard a skiff/yacht in sheer maritime elegance.
So, whether its taking in a summer music festival whilst calling upon your inner bohemian styling maestro, treating the apple of your carnal eye to an evening of unfettered seaside romance, or answering the call of society by attending a brisk late summer night beach bonfire, here’s to enjoying what is left of summer in utter sartorial splendour and too tastefully stepping outside of what may well be your summer style comfort zone in the process.
Having alternative options to consider, after all, never hurt a man at the end of the day…
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