Slip into your stripes – they are the dominating menswear trend this season. Styled best in the form of a button up shirt with a relaxed fit, they’re the perfect option for summer time now that daylight savings has kicked in and the days are getting longer, and the temperature is rising. A bold vertical should be your go-to to keeping it cool in the summer heat with looks that can take you from AM to PM. Here’s a quick guide on how to buy into this trend.


Black and white button up by High-street favourites River Island who are known for adding unique touches to their directional menswear pieces.  Made from smooth woven 100% cotton – the kind that doesn’t stretch so it won’t lose shape. Pair it with black jeans for drinks or a relaxed jogger pant for brunch, this monochromatic option will be an all-star option in your wardrobe over summer. Available online from River Island or ASOS.


Perfect for Christmas parties in December this red and white thin stripe might serve a little candy cane realness but pair it with light wash denim and a clean white jogger and it will keep you looking festive but very chic. For added style points tuck this one in and strap on a leather Gucci belt. Confidence is key! Available in store or online from Zara.


Budget conscious buyers will love Cotton On’s range of stylish striped short sleeve selections. Available in a diverse range of blues, mustards and reds my pick has to be this fun mix of blue and red. Red is making a huge comeback on the runways right now and it looks great with a variety of bottoms from chinos to jeans or shorts. 100% Viscose these bad boys don’t require a lot of care which is perfect for guys who don’t read the wash labels.


Another fun option readily available from Zara is this mix of yellow hues and blue you’ll be sure to stand out in. Fashioned in the relaxed fit with the bowling collar skip a couple of buttons when matching this selection some denim shorts and some circular shades and you’ll be the life of the party from happy hour ‘til dawn.


Some of you might be lucky enough to have a dad that you can steal nineties looks from, for those of you who can’t pilfer from daddy and looking for a retro vibe then the District Short Sleeve Shirt by streetwear favourite Spencer Project is exactly what you’re after.  Made from 100% cotton fabric it features an all-over vertical strip fashioned with tonal buttons, front pockets, and tonal stitch detail that will have you resurrecting 1991. Available at General pants Co.