BY SHWETA GANDHI

Balmy summer days are upon us, and with the rising temperature comes the freedom to shed those heavy layers. As the COVID-19 restrictions loosen and the city slowly regains momentum, you’ll notice yourself wanting to step out more. And while wearing a mask is still non-negotiable, your choice of outfit definitely isn’t.

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From the runway-approved tie-dye trend to the summer-appropriate floral print, we bring you men’s fashion inspirations from leading celebrities LeBron James, Timothée Chalamet, Harry Styles and more. Expect experimental prints, covetable sneakers and monochrome suiting taking up space in your wardrobe this season. And if there’s one piece you can never go wrong with, it’s the good ol’ baseball cap.

Scroll ahead to glean some sartorial inspiration for summer from seven of the most stylish men who’re dialing it up a notch:

LeBron James in head-to-toe white

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Miami Vice 🏝👑

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Dress to impress in an all-white outfit with celebrity style cues from LeBron James. The NBA player keeps it simple in an easy-breezy shirt teamed with ankle-grazing denim and pristine white sneakers. A black patent leather carry-all successfully breaks the monotony. Not only is this look effortless to put together, but the choice of colour is ideal for summer.

Timothée Chalamet in hot pink denim

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okay fine 🙄

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From Dior to Loewe, the spring/summer men’s runway 2020 was infused with various iterations of the colour pink, from delicate pastel to eye-catching neon. Timothée Chalamet’s take on it, however, is somewhere in the middle—the Interstellar actor recently opted for a pair of straight-fit jeans in a dramatic hot pink hue. A nonchalant white shirt tones down the vibrant outfit, while a pair of Nike’s dad sneakers adds dimension.

Odell Beckham Jr in cobalt blue kicks

Give the coloured sneaker trend a try this summer—take notes from Odell Beckham Jr, who recently paired a reimagined version of the Nike Air Force 1 in tones of blue and red. Complementing it with baggy cargo pants in navy blue, a basic white tee and a floral-printed jacket, the NFL player looks ready to usher in summer.

Harry Styles in a floral printed shirt

Known for his eclectic style, Harry Styles is now serving up major beach vibes in a mellow yellow shirt featuring oversized white flowers. Worn in his new release, Watermelon Sugar, the singer teams it with a pair of shorts and round sunglasses. All you need is a pair of comfortable slides, and you’re good to go (to the beach).

Henry Golding in monochrome suiting

This men’s style look is perfectly killing two birds with one stone—not only is it on fleek with the monochrome trend, but it’s also nailing the neutral trend. Borrow a leaf out of actor Henry Golding’s 101 style guide and apply the monochrome + earthy hue combination to all your outfit choices.

Victor Cruz in a tie-dye jacket

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Part ✌🏾

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Need a statement layer to keep the evening chill at bay? Look no further than Victor Cruz’s tie-dye pink jacket, teamed with a graphic tee and a pair of cropped denim shorts complete with tropical prints. Who’s game?

Tom Holland in easy-to-wear athleisure

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Guys I’m bored. I think we should go back to Bali

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If you don’t want to put any thought into picking your outfit but want others to think otherwise, take cues from Tom Holland’s athleisure-heavy look: a plain black T-shirt, track pants and white sneakers. Add a pair of glasses to up the chic element, and you’re sorted for days. You’re welcome.

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