Curated by those in the know, watch our expert guide to this summer’s must-haves in menswear.
Mastering your style starts with knowing how you want to feel. To help you discover your personal style, uncover modern wardrobe essentials and decipher this season’s trends, David Jones has enlisted the expert eyes of nine stylish industry insiders.
Welcome to Style Guide.
For this instalment of Style Guide, Petta Chua, creative director and fashion stylist, is showing us how to channel the mood of warmer weather with this summer’s menswear essentials.
Watch the video and keep reading for practical and considered styling tips, with every summer occasion in mind.
Step into bold
This summer, make vivid colours and bold prints a wardrobe staple, with airy, short-sleeve button-ups in an array of patterns. For relaxed days spent poolside and breezy afternoon get-togethers, look to tropical prints by Article One and Trenery. Or when the occasion calls for something bolder, slip into silky graphics by Banana Republic. Pair with solid colours and clean accessories for a party-ready ensemble.
All in the name
This season, iconic brands are trading traditional prints for logo mania. From varsity-style windbreakers and monogrammed hats by Tommy Hilfiger, to emblazoned tees by Gant, embrace a sporty, urban reimagining of this classic nineties trend. Best paired with simple, athletic styling – think a sweater tied around the neck for a sleek trans-seasonal solution – these pieces are ideal for an active summer spent outdoors.
Not just for the cooler months, make denim a year-round wardrobe staple. During the day, trade chinos for R.M. Williams‘ signature off-white wash, to create a look that feels relaxed but still put together. Or for after-dark, opt for a darker denim that feels fresh and light, like a classic pair of Levi’s. And on the warmest days, introduce denim shorts to your wardrobe rotation. Our pick, by Nana Judy, is ultra-stretchy and breathable. Pair with a pop of colour or graphic print for a look that meets the mark no matter the time of day.
From beach to bar
As days get longer and nights feel warmer, many of us find ourselves stepping out of the surf and straight into a restaurant or bar. For ultimate ease, look to pieces that work just as well on the sand as they do at cocktail hour. Printed swim shorts by Vacay Swimwear are not only practical during the day, but can be easily elevated for summer nights. Simply add a cotton or linen shirt by Australian favourites Jag or Sportscraft, finish with elegant loafers, and you’re good to go.
Shop Petta’s summer-dressing favourites instore and online now.