Men's style experts have picked out the must-buys to look cool during the summer nights
We got the experts to help us bring the heat...
Dressing during the day in summer can be easy enough.
Shorts. T-shirt or maybe a bowling shirt (which the experts told us are super in fashion right now). Sorted.
Unless we're in the midst of a particularly Irish summer (which is likely), in that case it is always wise to bring along some kind of rain-jacket, because you just never know.
However, dressing for the summer nights can be a different kettle of fish altogether.
You don't want to overdress, because you'll end up sweating your life away for the entire night, and you don't want to become unprepared either, because as bad as an Irish summer can be during the day, it'll only get worse during the night.
So with that in mind, we asked the men's fashion buyers at Arnotts what they figured were the must-buys for the summer, and this is what they told us.
First up, The Spring Coat.
Speaking to JOE, the buyers said that: "For summer, jackets are functional, enjoyable and adaptable wardrobe items that can be matched with different garments for nailing a wide variety of looks. Across our casuals department colours and patterns are bold and bright. Key styles are leather, bomber and nylon pullovers."
"The humble pac-a-mac is going high-end. When an inevitable, impromptu rain shower hits, make sure you've got a light nylon cover-up to hand. Silhouettes are relaxed but neat, allowing for textiles to drape gently without overwhelming the wearer. Fabrications in both cotton and nylon to give a showerproof transeasonal functionality."
If you're wanting to stay super on-trend, then the top colours for the summer are Khaki Green, Navy, Red, Blue, Yellow.
And next, The Logo T-Shirt.
Speaking to JOE again, this is what those ahead-of-the-fashion-curve had to say:
"The oversized look continues to influence the catwalk, but a toned-down, relaxed fit prevails at the commercial level."
"Graphics and Contrast panelling lead the way. With the 1990s style and colour blocking influencing the colour pallete."
Best colours to go for: Red, White, Navy, Grey, Green, or Burgundy.
The folks at Arnotts also broke down some of the summer's biggest fashion trends, should you want to stock up:
This is a laid-back trend with a focus on earthy tones comprising of soft browns, khaki greens, night sky blues and slate greys. Deconstructed jeans with rips and raw or turned-up hems are a key element. There is still a nod to ever-popular military style but with softer silhouettes and textures to be found.
Soft pastels are set to be big this summer. The most popular shades are from the mid-pinks to pastel end of the spectrum.
This is not necessarily a trend but a summer given. Hawaiian florals and bold prints appear on shirts, shorts, trousers & outerwear for summer.
So there you have it! Go forth and be stylish!