This summer, it’s all about expressing yourself and experimenting with new styles—from bright and bold button-down shirts to fun and exuberant swimwear. That’s right, if you weren’t already prepared to bust out those colorful looks for the next beach day or barbeque, here’s your excuse: showing off your personality is what’s on trend this summer. Of course, for some, this involves wearing sleek neutrals and classic, subdued styles, which we’re all for. But if there’s a look you’ve been wanting to try or a color you’ve always yearned to try, this is your moment. Here are some summer trends for 2022 that encourage you to do you.
Button it up, button it down—however you wear it, this shirt is going to be your go-to for summer. Lighter than its longer-sleeved sibling, the short-sleeved button-down is the perfect look for the stylish man in the warmer months. The short-sleeved button-down is great to wear to any event, from a summer work meeting to a backyard barbeque, striking the perfect balance between casual and, well…buttoned-up. The short-sleeved button-down for men looks great in a solid or neutral tone, like black, white, or navy blue, and is perfect to wear alone or under your favorite sweater or light jacket. This season, we encourage you to try out a new color or print, embracing your own personality and standing out in a crowd. A short-sleeved button-down in a fun print can be a conversation starter—we’re loving bright, tropical floral prints for men in this style. Leave it buttoned up to the top for a more formal look, or unbutton a few buttons for a laid-back weekend style. We love throwing one of these shirts on at the beach, too, leaving it unbuttoned to keep things open and airy while covering up from the sun a bit. You really can’t go wrong with this look for summer, so try a few in several different colors, styles, and prints to complete your summer wardrobe.
We’re all for shorts in the summer, but some guys are more into wearing pants year-round. Thanks to the cropped pants trend, these people can do this in style, feeling the summer breeze on their ankles while enjoying the benefits of wearing pants. We especially love military or khaki cropped pants, with a slightly loose fit. Cropped pants look great with a boat shoe, especially on the weekend. The combination spells casual, while still embodying a sense of occasion for a Saturday barbeque, for example. Cropped pants also look excellent with a sleek pair of sneakers. Try them with an ankle sock or a no-show sock for a perfectly laid-back seasonal look that’s great to wear anywhere from the office to a Friday night dinner date. Buying a pair of cropped pants has never been easier, but if you’re looking for a simple DIY way to be on-trend, you can simply roll your pants up and take it from there.
Go bold or go home. This summer, we’re all about expressing your personality through bright and bold swimwear styles and colors. There are loads of ways to have fun with your swim trunks, bring a boatload of energy to your beach day or hang by the pool. Try a loud color to stand out in a crowd, like bright blue or green. We also love a striped swim trunk, or a bold, tropical floral-printed style. But our favorite summer trend for men’s swimwear is more about length than color or print. A shorter swim trunk is super popular for summer 2022, harkening back to the '60s and '70s when men’s trunks used a little less fabric. Think about 6” for a great retro look that looks good in solids, stripes, and any other pattern you’re feeling this season. Some of our favorites include a color-blocked swim trunk in a range of bold, primary colors. We’re also big fans of seersucker this summer, which is a great option for a super sophisticated swim trunk look. Pair your fashionable trunks with a sleek short-sleeve button-down, of course, and a pair of sunglasses, for an evening of seaside food and drinks.
These summer trends will complete your wardrobe perfectly as the weather warms up and you start spending as much time outside as you can. Summer is the perfect time to embrace your personal style and express yourself through the clothing you wear, whether you’re having a casual weekend with your family or getting dressed up for a big event. Sweltering summer days and breezy summer nights aren’t complete without a healthy dose of bright colors, fun patterns, and new and original seasonal styles. Check out the links below for more tips and tricks from Lands’ End!