Men's Vacation Style that’s Polished and Photogenic

Never look back on vacation photos and cringe. Vacation isn't an excuse to put together gaudy outfits. Keep reading to polish your men's vacation style so you always look back on photos and smile.
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Rest, relaxation, rejuvenation, and creating lasting experiences. That's what summer vacation is all about. The memories you create will remain in your mind, but the photographs you take can circulate online (and off) for years. You want to look your best at the beach, on the boardwalk or sightseeing around town. Men's vacation style can include style pitfalls like oversized shorts, loud shirts and synthetic materials. Get your style in order and dress well whether you're jetting off to a tropical paradise, attending a beach wedding or exploring historic sites. Here are a few tips that refine men's vacation style this summer:

Master Men's Vacation Style in a Summer Suit


Summer suits aren't just for boardrooms. Their versatility means they can be worn for occasions beyond the confines of the office. A well-tailored summer suit is perfect for vacationing on a tropical island, attending a party on a yacht, or celebrating in an English garden.

The key to a great summer suit is to choose a lightweight and breathable material like cotton or linen. These natural materials keep you cool while racking up style points. Pick neutral colours like beige, light blue or gray to add flair to your outfit.

Pair these neutral colours with a crisp white shirt and the right accessories, such as sunglasses, vibrant pocket squares, and a summer tie. These can elevate your vacation style and add a dash of personality to your summer suit.

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Stick with Understated Swimwear

Beach attire is usually casual, but it doesn't mean it can't be stylish. Invest in understated swim shorts and pair them with a linen or cotton shirt to craft stylish and comfortable beach attire. Resist loud designs and baggy board shorts. Choose swim shorts in a solid colour like navy blue. And make sure they fit you well. You don't have to opt for trunks like Daniel Craig in Casino Royale, but remember that shorts are supposed to be well, short. Aim for about a 6.5-inch inseam that helps balance proportions.

Pairing your swimwear with a breezy cotton polo shirt exudes a laid-back yet polished look. Add leather sandals or espadrilles to the mix, and the refined additions enhance your whole beach ensemble. Of course, this pair is for the beach, but it can effortlessly transition from beach to bar, ensuring you're stylish and comfortable all day (and night).

Pick A Lightweight Suit For Beach Weddings

Attire at beach weddings can be a source of stress and confusion. Which fabrics should you wear? Can you wear shorts? Are sandals ok? Nail your men's vacation style for beach weddings and pick a relaxed but sophisticated outfit.

Pick out a lightweight suit such as linen or seersucker. Both radiate effortless elegance while keeping you cool and comfortable. When you choose the suit, stick to light colours like beige, light blue, or grey to look sophisticated at the wedding. Just try not to overshadow the groom, ok?

Pair the suit with a crisp dress shirt and a grenadine tie, like the French Blue Grossa Grenadine, to put the finishing touches to a refined but relaxed outfit. And don't forget to complete your wedding ensemble with leather loafers or classic espadrilles that make you look like you belong on the French Riviera.

Invest in Cotton Or Linen Clothing for Sightseeing

The summer heat and landmarks like the Parthenon, Trevi Fountain, and Tuileries Garden seem to go hand-in-hand. That's why men's vacation style has to include cool, comfortable, and stylish clothing. Opting for lightweight linen or cotton fabrics is a sure way to beat the heat.

Get yourself linen pants or cotton chinos and pair them with a breathable polo or a button-down shirt. The natural fibres and purposeful construction keep you cool and comfortable while maintaining your dapper demeanour. Complete the ensemble by accessorizing with a stylish watch and comfy sneakers to get from the Louvre to the Arc de Triomphe without missing a beat. Remember, the point of comfortable clothing is to effortlessly move from one landmark to another, and this getup does exactly that—while keeping you cool and polished.

With the right outfits that take advantage of natural materials for warm weather, you'll create memorable experiences you'll cherish forever. You won't be sweating through your polyester shirt. You'll stay cool and stylish in a refined linen shirt. You can navigate your vacation with style and sophistication when you dress well. By opting for lightweight materials and the right accessories, you can embark on your summer vacation with confidence and flair. And you'll look back at photos and smile at your smashing outfits.

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