This summer, accessories are the mode in menswear, from scarfs and sunglasses to ties and belts. If you want to know what you should pair with your best suit or favorite jeans, here are 10 original accessories to add to your wardrobe.
No matter what you have planned, a stylish pair of sunglasses is the number one accessory for summer, and handmade is all the rage for maximum comfort and detail. If you don't want to blow your budget on a custom creation by Cartier, Konifer has handmade sunglasses with wooden frames and polarized lenses.
When you don't want to carry a wallet, money clips are a stylish, compact solution that keeps your money organized and secure. Make a statement with an engraved design or the logo of your favorite sports team.
Scarves are not just for winter, but pay attention to the type of fabric you choose to keep the mood light and airy. Don't be afraid to tie on a versatile neckerchief or drape a long, scarf around your shoulders for a more dramatic look.
Messenger bags are another accessory that can double as a fashionable towel transporter or business brief. Invest in an anti-theft model or a waterproof messenger. With these bags, you could go from the beach to the office without calling attention to anything but your tan.
In the past, plaid was associated with winter festivities and lumberjacks. However, a pastel palette can make a big difference, and many designers have dared to combine colors like lilac, aquamarine and creamy yellow to bring this trend into the summer months.
Socks and Sandals
According to GQ, you'll see a lot of men stepping out in socks and sandals, especially in the United Kingdom. In fact, models were recently spotted on the runway sporting simplistic leather sandals and colorful socks made from cashmere or cotton.
Belts are a subtle yet crucial summertime accessory and you have a little more room for fun in lightweight clothing. As the days lengthen, slip on a brightly colored belt with horizontal or vertical stripes.
As far as summertime style, wooden watches are gaining popularity in menswear. At Konifer, you can find watches with a unique grain, such as the dark, heavy Adirondack or the deep, red tones of the Taiga.
Square Cuff Links
This season, try a pair of square cufflinks to smooth out the rough edges in your professional wardrobe. You can go with a textured look from Apex or order a set from Ox & Bull with your initials engraved on the surface.
Do you carry your phone everywhere? If so, a zip wallet can help you keep track of your cell phone as well as your cash and cards. Some models are even large enough to be considered a travel wallet, and the metal teeth prevent you from losing your personal items.