The perfect holiday wardrobe for men

Last week, was all about the perfect holiday wardrobe for the ladies.  So, this week, I’m once again turning my attention to the men and helping them out with their holiday wardrobe dilemmas.  Guys, it’s got to be said you have it far easier than the ladies when it comes to packing for your holibobs, in fact I’m quite envious.  Even so, I know many a man who deliberates over his holiday wardrobe as much as some ladies, so here’s my summer wardrobe edit for the gents.

  1. Straw trilby, £6 from Matalan
  2. Havaianas, £29.78 from Mr Porter
  3. Swims rubber & mesh boat shoes, £100 from Mr Porter
  4. Canvas big pony tote, £100 from Polo Ralph Lauren
  5. Suede driving shoes, £35 from ASOS
  6. Ray Ban Cockpit sunglaess, £104 from
  1. Slim-fit stretch poplin shirt, £14.99 from GAP
  2. Cotton silk jumper, £9.99 from Mango
  3. Diesel Larkee 73N straight jeans, £105 from House of Fraser
  4. Three-quarters sleeve top, £15 from ASOS
  5. Club short in lightweight chino, £50.72 from J Crew
  6. Slub knit polo shirt, £15.99 from Zara
  7. Navy casual trouser, £75 from Nigel Hall
  8. Polka dot shirt, £22 from ASOS
  9. Cotton knit v-neck sweater, £9.99 from Zara
  10. White chino shorts, £22 from ASOS
  11. Mitre deck shorts, £45 from All Saints of Spitalfields
  12. Nigel Hall gingham shirt, £110 from John Lewis
  13. Emerson vintage straight chino, £45 from Banana Republic
  14. Linen cotton blend trouser, £34.99 from Mango

Men’s Daywear

Men's day beachwear

Domestic Princess tips:

  1. Don’t buy expensive white t-shirts to wear to the pool / beach, as the suncream will only stain them.  Cheap ones are best.
  2. Buy t-shirts for the day in neutral colours, so they don’t clash with your beach shorts.
  3. Don’t be tempted to wear socks with your deck shoes – this screams geek!
  4. Unless you are tall and skinny, steer clear of combat shorts, that is unless you are going into combat.  They are a sartorial no no.
  5. If you’re over 20, avoid coloured lenses in your sunglasses, otherwise your look is screaming out “I’m having a mid-life crisis”.
  6. Still on the topic of mid-life crisis, if you’re over 30, don’t even think about contemplating emblazoned t-shirts, especially those with large graphics or what you perceive to be funny sayings on them.
  7. Sportswear below the waist is acceptable, aka swim shorts, above it, no-way.  We don’t want you emulating Wayne Rooney!  No amount of money can buy you style.
  8. With the exception of David Gandy lookalikes, leave the vests at home.  No need to channel your inner Homer Simpson when jaunting around the South of France, save them for your date with your sofa.
  9. If you’re not planning a sailing trip, nor a trip down the King’s Road, nor are you of European descent, then please do not be tempted to don a pair of red trousers.
  10. Remember the rules to follow when picking out your swimwear.

Happy shopping! And please feel free to post any questions you might have in the sartorial department in the comments section below.

With much love

The Domestic Princess



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