Despite the fantastic heatwave we've been treated to throughout July, autumn isn't far around the corner. This doesn't necessarily mean we won't need our summer attire for a little bit longer though, seeing as summer arrived later this year and we're hoping it plans to stick around longer! Here are all the transitional essentials you need to take you stylishly through an Indian summer.
MWD: DRESSING FOR AN INDIAN SUMMER29.07.13
As we come to the end of an unusually hot July, many of us are wondering whether we'll have an Indian summer this year. This week's Menswear Diaries entry prescribes exactly what you need in your wardrobe if we do, taking you from now right into autumn.
A light white shirt is a year-round staple, seeing as it looks just as stylish worn alone as it does under a well-cut blazer. Indian summers can often be hot and hazy, making lightweight white fabric such as cotton or linen ideal for the late rays. Try unbuttoning yours like this guy has and teaming it with lightweight trousers in a neutral yet darker hue such as latte.
On Reiss: Opt for our newest white shirt Astley, a simple yet stylish button-down Oxford shirt that deserves a prime spot in every man's collection.
Indian summers can often be unpredictable, particularly the closer they get to autumn. This is why a long-sleeved jersey top is ideal for the transitional weeks; ideal for rolling up the sleeves if need be. A striped shirt like the one this gent is wearing will channel an always-in-style nautical vibe and looks great teamed with jet-black slim-fit jeans or shorts and deck shoes.
On Reiss: Our new-in striped jersey top Provence is perfect for nailing this look and is a piece that will remain in your wardrobe a lifetime.
Finally, as we move even closer to autumn and the days remain sunny yet the temperatures begin to drop; it's time to invest in a lightweight jacket. This guy's beige jacket teams perfectly with a tee in a vibrant hue, nodding to the last weeks of summer. This piece of outerwear will also work throughout the autumn/winter months layered over chunky knitwear .On Reiss: Back by popular demand, our short trench Jeymer is the perfect piece of transitional outerwear. Plus, cornflower blue is one of the biggest colours of the new season, so get ahead now.