First of all, (and I'm very late on announcing this, school & work have been kicking me (#*@ so I haven't updated in way too long!) I have a giveaway going on with Elizabeth from Delightfully Tacky! You can win any item in my shop under $25, and you have until tomorrow night to enter! So don't miss it, I'm hopefully adding a few more things today/ tomorrow too! Click here to enter! I've got a few more giveaways in the works so stay tuned!
Also.. I have a very serious question to ask you. Patrick and I have an issue... what do guys wear in the summertime?!? Seriously.. it sounds like a no-brainer.. but as warmer weather approaches, he doesn't really know what to wear! I let him know that I'm not too found of short sleeve button-ups, there are a few exceptions, but for the most part- no. It gets extremely hot & humid here, so layering too much isn't really an option.
Here's a little info on Patrick, if you're a new follower: He's an aspiring indie folk singer/songwriter/guitar player (and amazingly talented, if I might add). He grew a beard this winter and stared caring more about his style (yay!) so this is the first summer he wants to step out and wear more than just board shorts and tshirts (although with the right combo those two can create a great look). We live in a beach town where all the guys wear are surf brands. Patrick surfs about 3 times a week, and everyday in the summer, so that's a big part of his life. He is a casual guy but doesn't want to look like every other surfer dude in Virginia Beach. Oh, and he is especially fond of hats!
Here are a few pictures I found for inspiration:
photo courtesy of Zach Williams
photo courtesy of Style Sightings
photo courtesy of Sam Beam, Iron and Wine
As you can see.. I don't have much of a collection here and just spend almost a hour scouring for stylish men in summer apparel. It sure was easy to find inspiration for winter, though! When trying to recreate these looks, we will probably mix thrifted pieces (thrifting men's clothes seems so much harder.. the fit is more important.. for us women, if a top is too big, we can tuck it into a skirt or belt up a loose dress) with modern pieces from Urban Outfitters, Swell, etc..! So.. let the suggestions roll!
EDIT: After reassessing my statement about the button-up short sleeve shirts.. I'm taking it back. I am now open to the idea! As long as they don't look like the ones my dad wears.