Banish The Winter Blues With Christmas Holiday Wear

As the snow begins to fall outside, any thoughts of the summer disappear from memory. On top of that there is only the option of clothing that will keep you wrapped up and the chills at bay. But maybe this year you’ve planned to abandon the frost ridden city streets for a Christmas break with sun, sea and sand, rekindling those days of walking on the beach, bare foot with the sun beaming its heat rays down upon you.

However, it is quite the task to even find summer clothing in the winter! With the usual clothing haunts packed with jumpers and heavy knitwear and quite rightly so with the temperatures set to plummet. It’s clear that most stores don’t consider anyone will need those holiday essentials at this time of year.

But never fear, not all brands have turned their backs on the beach wear just yet, many designer brands are still opting to offer shorts, sandals and short sleeve shirts for those seeking a festive break in the sun. With stark contrast pieces to the muted colours from autumn and winter, our festive vacation pieces are full of flourish with stunning colours. As a fashion blog, we have done the hard work and found a varied selection of summer pieces to help stock your suitcase. Starting with printed shirts, shorts and T-shirts, following on with footwear and accessories in part two. So, without further talk, here’s our roundup!

Summer Shirts

The ever classic summer shirt which has been a favourite for the pool side for decades and shows no sign of that trend changing. Emblazoned with the typical palm tree prints. Bright and bold colours are the order of the day. Our top pick is a Voile shirt from Gucci, a definite throwback to Elvis Presley’s famed aloha shirt from his cover of the Blue Hawaii soundtrack, but the choice is yours.

Gucci Printed Voile Shirt

Gucci Printed Voile Shirt

Saint Laurent Palm Print Cotton Shirt

Saint Laurent Palm Print Cotton Shirt

Visvim Duke Printed Shirt

Visvim Duke Printed Shirt

Polo Ralph Lauren Printed Linen And Cotton Blend Shirt

Polo Ralph Lauren Printed Linen And Cotton Blended Shirt

Tomas Maier Palm Print Striped Cotton Shirt

Tomas Maier Palm Printed Striped Cotton Shirt

Holiday Shorts

What holiday on the beach would be complete without a dip in the gorgeous deep blue sea? So to complete your vacation wardrobe you’ll definitely be needing at least one of these pairs of shorts. We’ve included both swim shorts and typical cotton shorts for when you just want to observe the sea from the safety of the sand. Various choices to pick from, such as the Caribbean printed shorts from Orlebar Brown to the more subtle and plain shorts from Rag & Bone. There’s a great selection here.

Orlebar Brown Bulldog Printed Mid Length Swim Shorts

Orlebar Brown Bulldog Printed Mid Length Swim Shorts

Polo Ralph Lauren Lighthouse Embroidered Cotton Twill Shorts

Polo Ralph Lauren Lighthouse Embroidered Cotton Twill Shorts

Thom Browne Floral Print Washed Shell Swim Shorts

Thom Browne Floral Print Washed Shell Swim Shorts

Vilebrequin Moorea Mid Length Floral Print Swim Shorts

Vilebrequin Moorea Mid Length Floral Print Swim Shorts

Frescobol Carioca Janelas Printed Mid Length Swim Shorts

Frescobol Carioca Janelas Printed Mid Length Swim Shorts

Rag And Bone Cotton Twill Shorts

Rag & Bone Cotton Twill Shorts

Orlebar Bulldog Mid Length Printed Swimming Shorts

Orlebar Brown Bulldog Mid Length Printed Swim Shorts

Tops And Polos

To complement your outfit, a summer themed T-Shirt is essential. From the iconic Polo Shirt from Ralph Lauren in a choice of extravagant colours to the summer themed printed T Shirts. Our current favourite is the stunning deep red floral printed top from the luxury brand Balmain.

Balmain Floral Print Cotton T Shirt

Balmain Floral Print Cotton T Shirt

Polo Ralph Lauren Slim Fit Cotton Pique Polo Shirt Pink

Polo Ralph Lauren Slim Fit Cotton Pique Polo Shirt

D Squared Bird Print Cotton Jersey T Shirt

D Squared Bird Print Cotton Jersey T Shirt

Polo Ralph Lauren Striped Cotton Jersey T Shirt

Polo Ralph Lauren Striped Cotton Jersey T Shirt

Givenchy Star Applique Cotton Pique Polo Shirt

Givenchy Star Applique Cotton Pique Polo Shirt

Etro Slim Fit Hand Painted Cotton Jersey Shirt

Etro Slim Fit Hand Painted Cotton Jersey T Shirt

Ralph Lauren Tropcial Print Cotton Pique Shirt

Ralph Lauren Tropical Print Cotton Pique T Shirt

Bottega Veneta Cotton Pique Polo Shirt

Bottega Veneta Cotton Pique Polo Shirt

So these are our top choices for guys beachwear to break away from the winter chill, keep an eye out for part two to find more holiday wear that’s on trend and definitely sure to get you in the vacation mood!