From Capri to Mykonos, we’ve lined up a selection of must-haves in menswear to create the perfect capsule wardrobe for your summer holiday destination.

Looking sharp doesn’t require a overflowing closet. Building a capsule wardrobe allows you to curate a collection of high-quality staples that work seamlessly together. This foundation ensures you’re always impeccably dressed, no matter the occasion. Let’s explore the key elements you’ll need to craft your own capsule and unlock effortless style.

Building a summer capsule wardrobe: the key essentials

For ultimate ease, lightweight pieces are the backbone of your wardrobe. From linen, cotton and silk, having a collection of styles and colors crafted in breathable fabrics will keep you looking cool. Opt for a neutral colour palette of beige, navy, and brown that you can easily mix and match with for every destination and occasion all summer can go a long way – this can be applied to foundational pieces such as T-shirts, button down shirts, chinos, and suits. In terms of footwear, it’s worth investing in a pair of sleek leather sandals or espadrilles for dressed-up lunches and dinners or sneakers for exploring town. For accessories, sunglasses and baseball caps are classic pieces to go for sun protection.

Fun in the sun: the seasonal trends

That said, this doesn’t mean dialing down on the fun of summer dressing. Incorporate your favourite seasonal trend you want to try to inject your personal character – there’s plenty to get inspiration from for your summer holidays. Crochet is everywhere this summer – a perfect piece that can seamlessly transition from day to night, it also adds an interesting texture to your outfits. When hitting the beach, swim shorts in a vibrant print serves instant vacation vibes through and through.

Tap the gallery above and scroll through editor-approved summer menswear essentials for a capsule wardrobe.

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