Invest in a vest
There are a few situations in life where the vest can be considered a bona fide fashion item and the beach is one of them. Embrace this summer staple by choosing a cut that sits somewhere between a tank top and nipple-skimming cut-away vest. A slim fit (but not super-fitted) vest with a scoop neck will do the trick. Don’t by shy and stick to white – if you’re going to wear a vest in public, go bold.
Ace the horizontal stripe
As a rule of thumb, balance the size of the pattern with the size of the man, so steer clear of large and loud patterns as the effect can be a little overpowering. Sticking to subtle stripes, gingham or other small-scale designs is a much better option. In fact, the beach is the perfect time to break out some horizontal Breton stripes, perfect for adding a bit of je ne sais quoi to your holiday steez.
Break it up
Dressing head-to-toe in one shade can exaggerate the proportions of slim frame. Break things up with lighter colours by pairing, for instance, dark shorts with a white, light grey or pastel T-shirt. Seriously, it’s that easy.