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STYLE ADVICE

HOW WE DO: SUMMER SHIRTS

By Sam Higgins, June 26, 2017

Fewer clothes in hot weather doesn’t have to mean fewer opportunities to make a statement with your style. Actually, you need just one thing in your sartorial arsenal — a strong, summer shirt. So, to show you what the key piece can add to your seasonal get-ups, we enlisted some of ASOS HQ’s most stylish guys.
ASOSer wearing a pink bowling shirt with navy shorts and white sneakers | ASOS Style Feed

Your summer shirt doesn’t have to boast a bold array of floral prints. One of this season’s favorite cuts — the bowling shirt — offers ample opportunity to give your 'fit a subtle statement touch, without getting too garish.
ASOSer wearing a pink bowling shirt with navy shorts and white sneakers | ASOS Style Feed

Here, our editorial assistant Alex opts for a pink take on the shirt and leaves it open, revealing a fresh white tee, while simple navy shorts and white kicks provide the perfect partner.
ASOSer wearing a patterned shirt with light blue shorts and white sneakers | ASOS Style Feed

Our senior editor Matt knows that if the print on his relaxed shirt is an art masterpiece, everything else needs to be well curated to create a full exhibition of style. 
ASOSer wearing a patterned shirt with light blue shorts and white sneakers | ASOS Style Feed

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So, with that in mind, he has tactically layered a white tee underneath, and kept the palette on point with sky-blue Carhartt shorts and fresh adidas Stan Smiths.
ASOSer wearing a patterned shirt with matching black trousers and shoes | ASOS Style Feed

When dealing with bold prints, you do risk looking very much like your dad on vacation. But the key here, as Nawal shows, is to keep things slim fitting and button the shirt up for a neat finish.
ASOSer wearing a patterned shirt with matching black trousers and shoes | ASOS Style Feed

An understated combo of black pants and simple shoes will direct the attention to your shirt.
ASOSer wearing a long-sleeved shirt with straight-leg chinos and trainers | ASOS Style Feed

Not all summer shirts need to be short-sleeved options — your everyday choices can be made more summer-ready with simple styling hacks. As junior editor Sam shows here, it’s not always about patterns or prints — some carefully considered color coordination can deliver strong summer vibes.

ASOSer wearing a long-sleeved shirt with straight-leg chinos and trainers | ASOS Style Feed

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Roll the sleeves up to keep things fresh, pair the shirt with some straight-leg chinos and go sockless for an alternative take on seasonal steez.
ASOSer wearing a burgundy shirt with matching stone shorts and sneakers | ASOS Style Feed

The Hawaiian shirt is the OG summer-statement piece, but as our artworker Seb proves, you don’t have to go all '90s on it with powerful pastels — keeping things muted can make the pattern pop even more.
ASOSer wearing a burgundy shirt with matching stone shorts and sneakers | ASOS Style Feed

The white print stands out brilliantly on this burgundy shirt, which is rolled at the sleeves to allow his arms plenty of room to breathe. The rest is kept neutral with stone shorts and matching kicks to provide the perfect platform for the key piece to shine.

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