You're standing in front of your closet about to head out to go crush life, your iPhone is in your hand with the weather app open, and you're wondering how the heck you're going to step up your style game today without having a heat stroke. I know the feeling because I'm in that position every. single. day.
The funny thing about style, is that like many other areas of life, its not about adding extra to your life; its about cutting down on the unnecessary fat (aka making things simple).
What's the ONE secret to success?
What's the ONE secret to happiness?
What's the ONE secret to making more money?
Sorry, I don't know any of those things (give me a call in 10 years, maybe). But I do know the ONE key to stepping up your style on a 80 degree day: the short sleeve button down. You're going to want to choose a print that fits your taste. For me, it was this subtle tropical-themed shirt that EXPRESS sent to me a few years ago. T-shirt and blazer combos have trickled from Europe to the United States, but today's American man needs a way to look good without covering his arm from shoulder to wrist.
Even though this shirt has been in my wardrobe for a few years now, I still find new and innovative ways to use it. My point is 1) That's the beauty of men's style, 2) You should think twice before throwing clothes into the "Give away" pile.
On top of all of that, paring a tee and open button down together will compliment your new summer ink and bicep gains, bro.