In the summertime, it can be difficult to create men’s looks that are comfortable to wear, but still polished.  The last thing anyone wants on a hot day is to structure an outfit with more layers like adding a blazer or vest.  While you might be tempted to beat the heat in gym shorts and loose fitting tops all season long, there are still ways to look and feel cool that are perfect for when you are on the go.

This Fashionisto added some flare to his V-neck T-shirt on a warm summer afternoon by pairing the top with some trendy cargo shorts and boat shoes.  Both the shorts and shirt are a comfortable, relaxed fit, but the overall look is polished because of his use of color.  Black shorts may not be ideal for the summertime, but a pair in charcoal gray add just enough edge to an outfit without falling too deep into an autumn color palette.  The brown leather boat shoes are fitting for the season and tie the comfort chic look together.

If you are excited to start wearing fall shades like plum, black, or chocolate brown again, consider pairing them with a warm weather color like yellow, white, or khaki.  After all, any color can be worn during any season with the right styling.

One Simple Change: Are you looking for something comfortable to wear on a record-breaking heat index day? Try wearing a loose fitting top and cargo shorts in fun and unusual colors that keep the look fun and relaxed.