Men’s Style Decoded: Jazz up your summer look with lighter fabrics and pastel colours


Summers are synonymous with light-weight, and cool clothing. To ace that suave and lively look, bring in the touch of pastel hues and floral designs to make girls go weak in their knees. Picking the right fabric is very important when dressing smartly during summer. Men should opt for lighter fabrics like cotton, linen, and seersucker as they are great options to keep you cool and always picture-perfect.

Saikat Mitra, Creative Director of Van Heusen, Sandeep Gonsalves, Co-founder of SS HOMME, and James Doidge, Head of Menswear Design at Marks & Spencer, break down the style code for men in summer.

* White is right for summer. Explore different silhouettes and fabric types teamed with denim and you have a great business casual look. A cotton slub white shirt and an easy bi-stretch denim or a pique knit shirt with clean raw denim with hybrid leather brogues keeps it work friendly.

* Light coloured linen shirts with rolled sleeves put together with cotton chinos is an easy and comfortable look. Go dark on the trouser for a formal look and khakis and light colours transform the same ensemble to casual.