Thursday, February 14, 2008

Trendy Vests for Men and Women

With the sun shining and temperatures rising (so far in fact that some are saying the weather at home is better than it is abroad), now is the time to invest in some warm weather clothing. But when it comes to choosing between the vets and the T-shirt for summer wear, just which one comes out on top?

Where to start?

Summer fashion is a style that is unique to each person and loved by all. Gone are the chunky knits and dark hues associated with winter; replaced by colourful shades, short-sleeved tees and vests with retro prints … but which option should you choose? Vests tend to proffer a more casual style, whilst t-shirts (especially when worn with a blazer and smarter chinos) create a smart-casual look that is perfect for lunchtime outings, meetings and drinks in the sun.

A simple style

Those looking for a simple, timeless style to wear to an event, or alternatively, whilst relaxing in their McCarthy and Stone retirement property, should opt for low-key style and team a plain t-shirt with jeans or smarter trousers. A trend proving popular this spring and summer is a baseball tee, which sometimes comes with a longer sleeve and offers a more relaxed style.

Holiday style

Vests are available in a wide range of styles, colours and prints today which can make it hard to choose just the one style. Thankfully, the layering look is in, which makes it possible to invest in a few new options.

A patterned vest looks great when worn with turn-up jeans and boat shoes and creates an on-trend, retro look. Alternatively, wear a plain vest under a jumper or cardigan for a smart casual style that works well for a lunch date.

If you’re planning on a trip abroad, opt for brighter shades. That way you will shine with colour even if the sun refuses to come out! Additionally, you may want to look at the trend of rashie vests which are becoming a beachwear staple.

The polo shirt

For those looking for more professional attire, the polo shirt could tick all of the right boxes. It’s certainly a clothing option that falls into the smarter side of the short-sleeved world and can be a great option for those attending professional meetings in the hot weather.

Such a statement piece is available in a range of fits and fabrics, including bold patterns, plain knitted styles and bright stripes. Finish the look with a pair of smart chinos and a cardigan for when the sun goes down.

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