The Umgås Guide To Warm-Weather FashionsApril 22, 2019
At long last, we can see a light at the end of the blustery, bone-chilling tunnel that is winter weather.
And that light, of course, is the warm sunshine of summer days to come. As our days get warmer, and leaving the house in the morning seems less daunting, it’s time for all of us to adjust our wardrobes accordingly.
Whether you ate a little too hearty this winter and no longer can squeeze into last year’s clothes, or you simply want to revamp your warm-weather style, we think this guide to spring/summer fashion will give you the inspiration you need for a stylish new look.
You’re on your own for catching up on your tan, though.
Beat the heat on the cheap
It’s always a good idea to start simple, and this T-shirt from H&M ($12.99) comes in a wide variety of colors and patterns to help the guys keep it casual, yet fresh. For the ladies, H&M has you covered as well – it’s #SundressSeason after all, and this crêped dress ($24.99) comes in floral options as well as classic black.
Guys, don’t be afraid to show off those calves. These chino shorts ($19.99) from H&M are both versatile and essential for warmer days, and these mom shorts ($19.99) will give the ladies a retro, trendy look. We also love these flowy Grekland eco-cotton pants ($59) in blue or black or this Papillon dress ($69) from Gudrun Sjödén.
Björn Borg, known for its underwear, also has plenty to choose from for outerwear, including this casual T-shirt ($29.95) that comes in plenty of fun colors or sleek black polo ($39.95) for the guys. And this Candy Tank ($29.95) from Björn Borg is perfect for the ladies.
In the market for a new swimsuit? How about these fun Ice Cream Short Swim Shorts ($75) from Happy Socks? We like the Big Dot Swimsuit ($75) and matching Pool Slider Dot flops ($38) from Happy Socks for the women.
Half the fun of warm-weather dressing is accessorizing, and we’ve got some ideas there, too.
A solid outfit is nothing without some good shoes, and we love what Tretorn has to offer both men and women. The Rawlins ($90) offers a classic, sporty look for men, and ladies can wear the Meg ($65) with anything from jeans to a flowy floral skirt. And ladies, consider adding a pair of Swedish Hasbeens to your summer rotation, like these yellow Peep Toe Highs, on sale for $115.
And when sunglasses just won’t cut it, never underestimate the practicality of a good hat. This straw hat from H&M ($14.99) is perfect for a lady’s day in the sun, and Fjällräven’s Marlin Shade Hat ($45) is an adventurous, yet casual addition to a guy’s summer outfit.
Steep, yet stylish
When it’s time to party like it’s Midsummer, you know what you need to do, guys. It’s Hawaiian shirt time, and this polo from Stenströms ($215) offers a lavish take on the vibrant, floral design characteristic of classic Hawaiian shirts. Stenströms also makes this beautiful floral-patterned blouse ($355) for women. It’s made of silk, so it’s super lightweight and you know it’s going to feel lavish. Nudie Jeans gets into the act with its Arvid Hawaii Logo Boy Midnight shirt ($179), as does J. Lindeberg with its David Printed Palm Resort Shirt ($165).
For the guys who still insist on wearing pants in the summer, look no further than the Terry Cropped Trouser from Filippa K ($210). The pants have an elastic waist, so don’t worry if your summer bod isn’t quite ready. For women, this skirt from Acne Studios ($340) is elegant and ready to make a statement – or maybe even a whole speech.
For a formal occasion (hello, wedding season!), it’s hard to go wrong with the Checked Linen blazer ($795). We also love its Blue Shirt Linen dress ($345) for the ladies. This Oceana Washed Silk Top ($225) from J. Lindeberg comes in black, pink and summer beige and is perfect for a summer night out.