Style Guide

June 24

Manual For Life: A Guide to Styling Summer Shirts

The Cuban collar shirt, known for its open, relaxed neckline and airy fabric, is a summer staple that can effortlessly transition from casual daytime wear to sophisticated evening attire. This makes it an ideal, versatile addition to any Pioneers wardrobe. 

With the current summer heatwave, it's crucial to strike a balance between staying cool and looking stylish. Layering might seem counterintuitive, but it’s a strategic way to manage heat while maintaining style. Lightweight layers can protect you from the sun and help with temperature regulation, ensuring you stay comfortable. Whether you're lounging by the beach, attending a casual outdoor event, or enjoying an evening out, here’s how to style Cuban collar shirts to keep your look fresh and collected.

Daytime Cool: Embrace the Sun

During the day, when the sun is blazing, focus on comfort without compromising style. Bright patterns and lightweight fabrics are your best friends. Keep it casual, breathable, and relaxed.

Coastal Vibes

For a laid-back, coastal look, start with the Long Sleeve White Coast Shirt. Wearing it open over the Essentials vest in army green creates a breezy, layered ensemble that allows air to circulate, keeping you cool. The rugged army green Fatigue Pant is lightweight and breathable, perfect for summer days. Top off the outfit with the Gone Fishing Trucker Cap, offering both style and sun protection. The Baseline high-tops, classic skater sneakers in raw and brown tones, complete this casual, comfortable look ideal for beach days or casual brunches.

Tropical Print

For a vibrant, tropical aesthetic, choose the Aloha Cuban collared shirt with bold crane prints in blue tones. This shirt, when worn open, adds a lively touch to your outfit and helps keep you cool. Pair it with the smarter, breathable Virgil Chinos shorts in tan, which balances the boldness of the shirt. The Baseline low tops in our new tan colour are stylish and practical for a day out. Add the State Champs trucker cap to provide shade and complete the relaxed, sporty ensemble perfect for summer barbecues or city explorations.

Evening Elegance: Dress It Up

As the sun sets and the temperature drops slightly, you can dress up your Cuban collar shirt for a more polished look. Think smarter shorts, trousers or jeans to transition seamlessly into the evening.

Evening Sophistication

For an evening-ready outfit, the Navy Koi Club shirt with embroidered koi fish details exudes that timeless cool style.Layer it over the Essentials vest in white for a clean, crisp look. The Brandon Jeans in grey offer a versatile base that complements the navy shirt, and the Virgil desert boots in tan add a sophisticated touch, making this ensemble perfect for dinners or casual nights out.

Vintage Chic

Embrace a vintage-inspired look with the Dean polo, featuring a dark design with contrasting elements. Layer it over the Essentials white vest for added dimension. Pair with the Beckett trousers, tan-coloured vintage-style trousers that can be worn with or without braces for a retro flair. The Virgil desert boots in tan provide a smart finish. For cooler evenings, add the Indigo Crafter chore jacket, a stylish layer inspired by old workwear jackets, making this outfit ideal for an evening out, a date night, or any event where you want to impress with a touch of vintage inspiration.

By mastering the art of layering with lightweight, breathable pieces, you can stay cool and stylish throughout the summer. The Cuban collar shirt is a versatile wardrobe essential that, when styled correctly, can upgrade your summer style game effortlessly.