19 Ways to Revamp Your Summer Wardrobe on Any Budget

Summer style has long since evolved past the forlorn days of rubber flip flops and board shorts. (And thank the fashion gods for that.) Sure, the heat makes it hard to think about wearing anything but the bare necessities, but the season also represents the perfect opportunity to put together a few carefully crafted warm-weather outfits. So whether you have to attend a dressier, socially distanced event or simply plan on hanging out by a semi-private pool all summer—you lucky dog—here’s what you should be wearing.

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Jersey Easy Shorts

Uniqlo uniqlo.com


It’s not hard to see why these shorts have “easy” in their name. Meet your new go-tos for running errands, or, y’know, running in general. 

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Men’s Relaxed Tee

Richer Poorer richer-poorer.com


Dropped shoulder seams make for a comfy tee you won’t want to take off no matter how hot it gets. 

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Grey Lagoon x Outerknown Men’s Flip-Flops

Toms toms.com


These collaborative flops feature quick-drying regenerated nylon straps and a midsole made with plant-based algae foam.

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Zebra Print Swim Shorts

Daily Paper farfetch.com


The best way to walk on the wild side. 

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Patterned Cotton-Linen Shorts

Scotch & Soda scotch-soda.com


Made from a fresh cotton-linen blend, these double-pleated shorts are an easy way to dress up any summer outfit.

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Short-Sleeve Baird McNutt Irish Linen Shirt

J.Crew jcrew.com


This shirt is ideal for staying cool in the summer while looking (heh) buttoned up. The linen is the finest in Ireland, sourced straight from the Baird McNutt mill. 

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Slim Fit Linen Blazer

H&M hm.com


A linen sportcoat enhances any look, and this one fits slim around the chest and waist with narrower sleeves for a tailored look. 

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BBQ Printed Organic Cotton and Hemp-Blend Shirt

Outerknown mrporter.com


Exclusive to Mr Porter, this sustainably sourced organic cotton-and-hemp shirt will level up your wardrobe options for any outdoor event. Including (you guessed it) a barbecue.

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Sueded Cotton Polo

Buck Mason buckmason.com


Cut from a soft sueded cotton, this retro-inflected polo offers a casual, laid-back look that’s a little different than what you’ve already got in your closet. 

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Flowing Striped Short-Sleeved Shirt

The Kooples thekooples.com


Reworked in The Kooples’ signature style, this short-sleeved shirt puts a modern twist on a summer classic. Go casual with sneakers or dress it up with chukkas. 

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Vertical Logo T-Shirt

Daniel Patrick farfetch.com


For the boldly dressed among us. 

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Short-Sleeve Work Shirt

Darryl Brown darrylbrown.com


A work shirt that puts in the work for you, in a dusty gray hue that’ll only get better with age. 

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Water Resistant Relaxed Fit Pants

DUER shopduer.com


You won’t be sweating through these pants—they’re made from a super lightweight (and ultra-durable) cotton blend sure to be good company on any long summer hikes. 

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PO3186S Sunglasses

Persol macys.com


Persol, the iconic eyewear brand, derives its name from the Italian phrase “per il sole”, meaning “for the sun.” (Enough said, really.) 

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Striped Swim Shorts

Paul Smith matchesfashion.com


Crafted from recycled bottles, these quick-drying, colorful swim shorts are sure to be a scene-stealer any day out. 

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Alejandro Woven Slip-Ons

Nisolo huckberry.com


Refined enough to work at the office (or, uh, the living room) but laid-back enough to wear to the beach, the bar, or the beach-bar.

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Bula Loafers

Armando Cabral armando-cabral.com


A sleek (made in Italy) suede loafer sure to perfectly offset any casual summer outfit. 

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Dragons Teeth Square Sunglasses

Maui Jim amazon.com


Named after the lava formation in West Maui, these carbon fiber bad boys are built to withstand any conditions, no matter where your adventures take you. 

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Hibiscus-Print Cotton-Poplin Shirt

Wales Bonner matchesfashion.com


Mmm.I can smell the hibiscus from here. 

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