A classic shirt can go a long way in your wardrobe.  The shirt has been a staple for decades, a popular wardrobe classic and a versatile piece.  Layered, unbuttoned, peeking out from under your favourite sweater – there are so many ways you can wear a shirt, not to mention the variety of style, fit & fabric you find from shop to shop.  So we decided to put together a list of ways to style your shirt, and as instagram is such a treasure trove for style ideas we took to it in a bid to give you six great ways to wear a shirt this summer.

Golden hour on the Malecón

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Unbuttoned and tucked into your favourite pair of chinos might be better suited for a hotter climate, but we assume that you’ll be hitting above 30 degrees on your holiday.  An open front shirt gives off an air of cool and collected.  Our suggestion would be to nab a GANT classic for this kind of look.

So I went to Brighton, wore Balenciaga and acted like a cool kid. I hear it’s all the rage. @gqturkiye @kanerkivanc

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Wide open with a vest underneath really takes us back to the 1950s.  Undershirts are one way you can make your outfit stand out.  Compliment yours with a patterned undershirt or perhaps a distressed vest, creating an outfit that channels futuristic 1950s.

Saturday’s weather mood swings… ??‍♂️

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Underneath a waistcoat can channel safari, so if you’re going on a safari this summer then this is the style for you.  Otherwise you can just channel “I went on safari last week” or even layer your shirt with a waistcoat that’s less safari and more suited & booted.

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Accessorize.  It’s easy to forget that your outfit doesn’t have to be made up of just a shirt and some shorts.  A subtle accessory will have your outfit stand out from the crowd.  Try bandanna, sunglasses on a chain, a summer-friendly hat, or even a chain itself.

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Longline everything is one of our favourite looks for the summer.  A longline shirt shouts fashion-forward and laid back simultaneously, and this beige number is top on our summer shirt recommendations – a subtle colour that matches everything.

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Style your shirt in a classically formal way, with a summer twist.  Untuck your shirt and utilise the loose fit trend to its full potential.  Slightly baggy trousers, an untucked shirt and a fitted blazer will leave you feeling the summer breeze but won’t leave you too hot to function.