New on ROK: Dressing Stylishly in Summer

Summer is coming! School’s out, vacations are had, and women are out and about in skimpy clothing. You need to dress well in reply, and my new article on Return of Kings will teach you how to do exactly that:

…and all in all there will be barbecues and pool parties and all sorts of social endeavors you can participate in.

And when you are interacting with people, you of course must dress for success. And here in lies the confusion: many of the clothes that we associate with fashion are comparatively bulky and useless for the heat of the summer. While that is the case, don’t think that your fashion choices for the summer are limited to t-shirts, shorts, and flip-flops. You can dress cool, comfortable, and rakishly in the hottest of weather, to impress men and women alike.

The general rules of fashion that I discussed previously will apply as always. You’ve got to have the clothes fit well, complement each other in fabric make, pattern and colors, and match the occasion that you’re going to. Those rules apply whether it’s the hottest summer or the coldest winter, a night of jovial debauchery or the most somber of funerals. I will assume that you have already incorporated some of those into your wardrobe choices.

With that out of the way, let’s discuss the specifics of how you can look your best in the summer heat…

…As you might expect, the first priority in dressing for the heat is to somehow nullify the weather’s effects on you…and as luck would have it there are several types of light, breathable fabrics you can wear!

The season surrounds you with bright ambient colors, and those same colors also dissipate the heat and humidity surrounding you. It is here in the summer, when concerns are light and fun is more of a prerogative than usual, that you can experiment with bolder colors and patterns.

Read the article here