Summer 2016 is in Full Swing. The Sun is out and the pool and beaches are beckoning. The most anticipated season of the year brings with it a minimalist Fashion sense that is easy to don with our step-by-step guide to creating your perfect custom shirt…
When it comes to Summer Fashion, or any other season for that matter, there are three main ingredients to consider for any article of clothing (i.e Custom Shirt / Pants / Jacket) for a successful fashion recipe (pardon the cooking puns!)
The Key Elements are Color, Fabric and Style
Step 1: Pick a Pastel Color
The Golden Rule For Summer Fashion is you can never go wrong with Pastel!
But what exactly are Pastel Shades?
Without going into the technicalities of spectrum, Pastel colors are Bright Colors that have a Soft Look. For Example the Baby Pink color below…
iTailor.com – the World’s Leading Online Tailor, offers you over 30 shades of Pastel Shades to choose from – a One-Stop Shop to collect all your Pastel Colors. Furthermore, you can view the designs and shades in Real Time!
As mentioned earlier, pastel shades are bright in color. Scientifically speaking, the light colors will reflect the heat of the summer sun, thus keeping you cool. But because of their Soft tone, Pastel colors are very appealing to the eyes, especially in glaring, bright sunlight.
Pastel Custom Shirt are also highly adaptive – they pair perfectly well with lighter colored shorts as well as darker denim jeans, which allows you to wear them casually during the day, as well as for more formal summer events in the evenings.
Fan of White
I love white custom shirt but does White fall into the Pastel equation? Maybe, maybe not. Does it matter? Not really.
I’m a fan of white shirts because of their versatility in fashion. I can opt for a buttoned down, long-sleeve custom shirt to adorn formally with suit and tie for work. AND I can choose to wear the same shirt as an open collar, with sleeves rolled up for more relaxed occasions. The latter is an ideal option for Summer fashion as well.
Many may frown upon the idea of mixing crisp white working shirts as leisure wear. Firstly there is the worry that the shirt may be excessively worn out or crease relentlessly in odd places, rendering it inappropriate for work. Secondly, when worn casually, a plain white shirt may be deemed too boring on its own.
I on the other hand have simple solutions to both these issues, which are explored in the next steps
Step 2: Choosing the Right Fabric.
We are increasingly heading into the Fashion age where ‘there is no certain wrong or right.’ Anything goes! Just pause and reflect on the modern Fashion sense on your local commute to work in the subway (or tram? flight?). You’re as likely to be seated next to a person who’s dressed up in the latest GQ Suit Style, or someone who’s in the latest trend of Hoodie, Tee and Jeans.
However, when it comes to Summer Custom Shirt Fabrics there are only 2 acceptable Fabrics. Cotton and Linen.
Logically, these are the only two options because of their “breathable” properties, allowing your body to naturally ventilate in the summer heat.
The cotton selection offered is easy care, which makes it ideal to be used as both formal and informal wear.
Step 3: Style it! Add Contrasts and Roll-Up Sleeves.
Alright I’ve selected my pastel shade (Pink), and it’s in 100% pure cotton. Now how do I eliminate the “plain old boring look”?
If you buy off the rack, then you’re probably stuck with the Plain Old Boring Look. So Go Custom!
Here are simple ways to spice up your Pastel (or White) Shirts.
- Add Contrasts – Add contrasts to the cuff and collar. Inside contrasts (in Paisley or Patterned Cottons) are highly recommend for White Shirts.
- Roll-Up Sleeve – Because it is the Quintessential Summer Custom Shirt Style.
- Tri-Tab Bottom – So you can wear the Custom Shirt casually un-tucked.
- Personalise – Add a monogram at the bottom of the placket or on the cuff to exude confidence and attention to detail.
Now go be the Bond of your Summer!