Laura Brodigan
Fashion Corespondent
Co-Founder of Boston Dreaming

Patagonia hats, Sperry’s, snapbacks, Jordans, tight t-shirts, boring button-ups, all no-gos.

This summer it's time to start dressing like a man, not a boy. Check out the what you should be stocking up on to catch the eye of that special lady!

Chinos
Chino...what? Quick breakdown: derived from military wear; not as formal as dress pants but dressier than jeans. Can wear these bad boys for a date with that girl you have been pining for or you could just rock them to your buddies cookout…your choice!

 Armani Exchange Men's Skinny Chino Pant

Armani Exchange Men's Skinny Chino Pant

 J.Crew Broken-in Chino in 484 Fit

J.Crew Broken-in Chino in 484 Fit

 Bonobos Straight Fit Washed Cotton Chinos

Bonobos Straight Fit Washed Cotton Chinos

Green
They say for that summer bod you got to eat those greens to be lean... Sometimes that double cheeseburger and those extra few brewskis really throws that mantra out the window. Soooo, instead you can just opt to wear green and fit in with the scene.

Guys, green is your color this summer. Stock up on green t’s, pants, bathing suits, or whatever… Have fun with it!

 Pistol Lake Heavy Henley

Pistol Lake Heavy Henley

 John Varvatos Notch Lapel Jacket

John Varvatos Notch Lapel Jacket

 John Varvatos Jersey Trim Short Sleeve Henley

John Varvatos Jersey Trim Short Sleeve Henley

 Bonobos Straight Fit Washed Cotton Chino

Bonobos Straight Fit Washed Cotton Chino

Shoes
A shoe can say a lot about a guy…. You want that hot chick at the bar to stare into your eyes (yawn) not at your gym sneakers from two years ago that you mow your parents lawn in. So my advice: don’t botch your shoe game this summer.

 Sperry Top-Sider Striper CVO Salt-Washed Twill

Sperry Top-Sider Striper CVO Salt-Washed Twill

 M.Gemi The Legna

M.Gemi The Legna

 John Varvatos 315 Wide Lace Sneaker

John Varvatos 315 Wide Lace Sneaker

 M.Gemi The Veloce

M.Gemi The Veloce

Jackets
Time to ditch the suit jacket and throw on a trendy lightweight jacket. Definitely a way to add some style to your regular t-shirt and jeans look. Mix it up, and try different materials such as linen, cargo or nylon!

Want to look bomb for your date? Try switching up your go-to jacket with a bomber. It’s a perfect jacket that can be transitioned from day to night. Think this look is a little too edgy for you? You can opt for a lighter look with different materials and colors.

 Mango Applique Cotton Jacket

Mango Applique Cotton Jacket

 Mango Quilted Field Jacket

Mango Quilted Field Jacket

 Mango Cotton-Blend Hooded Jacket

Mango Cotton-Blend Hooded Jacket

 Topman Black Bomber Jacket

Topman Black Bomber Jacket

 Todd Snyder Cotton Bomber Jacket

Todd Snyder Cotton Bomber Jacket

 Pepe Jeans Sydow Brown Suede Bomber Jacket

Pepe Jeans Sydow Brown Suede Bomber Jacket

Accessories
Accessories are not just for girls! Guys can add a little spice to their outfits to tie it all together and you don’t have to break the bank! Accessories are a great way to show your support for social brands or causes (such as this Arvo watch).

 M.Gemi The Trono Belt

M.Gemi The Trono Belt

 Bosca ID Passcase Wallet

Bosca ID Passcase Wallet

 Arvo The Awristacrat Watch

Arvo The Awristacrat Watch

 Miansai Trice Bracelet, Sterling Silver

Miansai Trice Bracelet, Sterling Silver

Cuban Collar
Lets celebrate the fact we can now visit Cuba with a Cuban collared shirt. This is a great way to mix in those crazy patterned shirts that you love and were always told not to leave the house wearing! These go great with just about anything (especially with a Cuban cigar).

 

 Threads for Thought 'The Mesa' Trim Fit Short Sleeve Woven Shirt

Threads for Thought 'The Mesa' Trim Fit Short Sleeve Woven Shirt

 John Varvatos Linen Short Sleeve Shirt

John Varvatos Linen Short Sleeve Shirt

 ASOS Floral Shirt in Short Sleeve

ASOS Floral Shirt in Short Sleeve

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