Here we are at McLovin to help kick start your summer wardrobe, that is, if it’s something you’ve been procrastinating... still? Time to get on board, guys! Summer is here and if you’re doing anything on the weekends you’ll probably want to do it in style. I promise that the eight items below will be the foundation for your weekend style this year’s summer and next. 1 pair of shorts, 1 pair of blue jeans, 1 pair of off-white jeans, and 1 pair of greypants. And for the top: 1 plain white t-shirt, 1 teal-green raglan sleeve tee, 1 navy and white striped pullover, and 1 colored splashed navy tee.
It’s important that you have some basic pieces that are neither boring nor ill-fitting, and we're ready to equip you. 4 tops and 4 bottoms that fit handsomely and will all match great with each other; you have 16 polished and comfortable new outfits for every weekend day this summer. Most of these looks will even roll over into the fall with you, that’s smart styling.
First up is the white v-neck (Bread and Boxers, $28). Fits perfectly true to size; size down one for a slim and sexy athletic fit. Hands down the most comfy t-shirt I’ve ever worn; mostly made from organic cotton with just a touch of elastane to give you a crazy soft and moveable tee. Wear it snug with the sleeves cuffed and the Mavi blue jeans, James Dean would, it’s classic. Throw on this tee and the Descendant of Thieves grey pants (like we did) for a more contemporary look; the grey trouser with a jogger silhouette brings a fresh, ultra-cool relaxed look. This shirt above the off-white Mavi jeans is definitely a combination you have to try this summer! The creamy colored jeans with the sharp white shirt is a clean ensemble for a tidy man (just take small bites at lunch and watch were you sit yourself). Trust me, you won’t find easier fashion forward accoutrements out there.
Grey pant (Run&Gun slim straight fit by Descendant of Thieves, $119), these are a weightless mix of nylon and spandex (97%, 3%). Feels like wearing no pants at all, c’mon guys, do you really love wearing pants? Or would you rather not? These pants will be your new go to if you need something stylish to throw on when you really feel like hanging out on the couch in your shorts. Waistband tabs allow 2 sizes of wiggle room. Shirt-lock button holes in the fly of the pant so your shirt tuck stays that way if and when you dress these pants up. 9 pockets, including the brand’s signature “Don’t tell Mom” hidden pocket inside the pant. Modern fit with quiet details, a trouser with the silhouette and comfortability of joggers. What’s more? These are limited edition (1 of 115); be unique, always.
The green raglan (Descendant of Thieves, $49): as they do, the brand created 220 of this limited edition top, we know you’re unique enough to have one of them, but are you fast enough to get yours before they sell out? Fabricated of 60% tencel the color of this shirt will always be as bright as the day you purchase it. If you’re not familiar with tencel, the fiber is a form of rayon developed from dissolving bleached wood pulp that is jet spun. The shirt appears to be thick and weighted, however tencel is naturally breathable as well as twice as absorbent as plain cotton; this tee is also spun with rayon and few threads of spandex. My favorite combination here is with the off-white Mavi’s. There’s something about the brightness of the pant that makes the teal top all the more vibrant; it really feels like a summer afternoon.
Don’t let white pants scare you. I’ve found that wearing white makes me more aware of some messy habits, besides, these are casually off-white anyway (Jake by Mavi, slim leg, $98). You guessed it: crazy-soft and moveable Turkish cotton with a few threads of elastane—thank you Mavi! Go chic and be instantly ahead of any trend by matching these slightly distressed jeans with the white v-neck tee; current trends have this color pant with dark or colored tops… go beyond if you’re feeling bold.
Next we have the navy and white striped pullover (Theory, $225). Must, must, must for a night out this summer. I know, it’s technically a sweater… but trust that it is light enough being a viscose-poly blend that the white stripes are nearly see-through. Go beach ready with this nautical style jumper and the tan Mavi shorts and a good-looking boat shoe. Navy always pairs classically with grey.
Styled here with tan twill shorts (Jacob by Mavi, $78); these are and will be a summer staple for years to come. Turkish cotton and elastane, Mavi gives you a forgiving, comfortable, yet sturdy pair of shorts that work with everything already in your wardrobe.
The galaxy inspired design on this shirt is perfect for a toasty summer night (French Connection, $48). 100% pure cotton, stylish, comfy, and breathable. A cool shirt that’s fun to wear any day with jeans and some sneakers.
The light wash blue jeans are thinner and less weighty than a traditional pair of denim jeans; your legs will be thanking you as the days heat up and get longer. The perfect summer jeans (Zach by Mavi, $98, straight leg). True to the brand, Mavi made these jeans with Turkish cotton and a small percentage (2.5%) of elastane. These are a staple denim, classic wash, with simple pocket stitching detail.