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STYLE ADVICE

SUMMER STYLE HACKS FOR TALL GUYS

By Libby Banks, July 3, 2017

Trying out new styles when you’re tall can be frustrating. It can be hard to look put together and streamlined when your legs are so long that your sleeves and pants look unintentionally cropped. Our new ASOS Tall line can help with that, but take note of these simple hacks, too — and elevate your summer dressing to new heights.
Tyler, The Creator wearing pastel tones | ASOS Style Feed

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Try pastel tones

Taller guys often get bombarded with advice about sticking to a darker palette, but we say ignore it. Especially if you’re beach-bound like Tyler, The Creator here, expertly mixing '90s-skate references with current pastel tones. We suggest you do the same.
Model wearing a monochromatic outfit with a statement red hat | ASOS Style Feed

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Say it with accessories

If you’re the tallest guy in the room, you won’t always feel the need to wear attention-grabbing duds. But that doesn’t mean you’re condemned to blend in with your surroundings. A few on-point statement accessories will do the trick, like this gent’s red cap — a subtle accent of color to an otherwise monochrome ‘fit.
Virgil Abloh wearing a patterned shirt and black shorts | ASOS Style Feed

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Less is more

Sometimes the most stylish play is to focus on getting the details right with simple, well-cut pieces. A relaxed, patterned shirt and shorts make for an easy, go-to summer get-up, but keep your accessories in mind — smaller timepieces can often look dwarfed on bigger guys, so make sure you scale things up.
Model wearing cropped trousers | ASOS Style Feed

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Embrace cropped pants

If you’ve spent most your adult life wishing you could find long enough pants, it’ll be a welcome relief to know that wide and straight-cut cropped pants are very much on the style agenda for 2017. Make sure they’re turned up to finish a couple of inches above the ankle — any more and you’re getting into capri-pant territory. If looking too leggy is a concern, match the color of your shirt with your pants.
Jordan Clarkson wearing a fitted sweatshirt and ripped jeans | ASOS Style Feed

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Size and style it right

Taller guys have a tendency to overcompensate their height by choosing baggier, oversized cuts — but fitted styles are often more flattering. If your perfect, slim sweatshirt still boasts shorter sleeves, however, make a feature of them and roll them up. Pure street-style fodder.
Scott Disick wearing a neutral-coloured outfit with white plimsols | ASOS Style Feed

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Focus on your feet

You don’t have to overthink when it comes to vacation dressing, as Scott Disick proves here. Simple dark tones keep your look classic and polished, but the understated heroes of this outfit are the shoes. Tall guys tend to have big feet, so that means bulky shoes can be tricky. Instead, opt for minimalist white plimsolls to instantly give your summer basics a style upgrade.
Marcelo Burlon wearing white tube socks | ASOS Style Feed

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Try some white tube socks

While it might sound like a dad style move, stay with us on this one. Historically, it was Paul Newman who managed to make white socks look great, but Gucci, Off-white, and Vetements are among the brands sampling the look for 2017. For shorter guys, it’s a tough one to pull off, but if you’re tall it’s an easy, on-trend switch-up. Wear with pool sliders or skate shoes for maximum effect.

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