How to Become The Best-Dressed Man At The Beach With These 5 Easy Tricks
You are finally going on a holiday, but does your closet only consist of bespoke suits? Just Relax! from the right swimwear to the perfect shirt and men´s sandals - here are the five essential style secrets for how to look great at the beach, without all the effort.
So it´s vacation time, time to relax! But for men who spend most of their time in a suit during the day, the transition from the office to the beach can be tricky. I don´t blame you - big bosses cannot be beach dudes at the same time. Life at the beach is about losing control - nothing you are familiar with, right? So let´s keep this simple - here are five easy ways to look like a natural at the beach, without overthinking it.
Wear funny swimwear
Deep down, every man is a child. But of course, you know that funny ties are unacceptable on the ladder of success. These rules do not apply to the beach, where everything is about fun and playfulness. So don't hesitate to finally be your real self: choose silly swimshorts! Everything from Looney Tunes cartoon characters to icecream scones is allowed on your swimwear.
Avoid straw hats
A horrible trend has been going on over the last few years: Men wearing cheap straw hats. This means: the moment their holiday starts, they give their brain away and substitute it with weird, cheap trilby hats. They already wear it on the plane - and do not take it off until they get back home. I really don't know why. Because straw hats really do not give them the vibe of a cool beach regular, an Ibiza DJ or that of a romantic painter. It only gives them the vibe of dumb tourist. So you should avoid the straw hat at any cost, even if yours is a very fine model you once bought in Cuba. Instead, consider reviving a very old classic: the baseball cap. It looks good on every man. And it says: even if I am on holidays, I still am who I am.
Don´t wear polo shirts
Nothing worse than men who combine polo shirts with swimwear. Not only is the fabric far too heavy when the temperature rises, it will also cling to your back like a sweaty lemur and doesn't have anything to do with beach life, so unless you are going to play a polo match at the beach - leave it at home. Do you have a Polo pony? I don´t think so! What should you wear instead? Always opt for the easiest choice: the white shirt. It should be made of cotton or linen. It can be a Tee or one with a Mao collar. Just roll the sleeves up and you are ready to go. There are men who look good in Hawaii shirts, but only if they wear them in their real lives, too.
I am against flip-flops on men´s feet, but I admit that there are some surfer types who can pull them off. Office people though tend to walk weirdly in them, simply because they are used to footwear with grip, like Oxfords or Budapesters, in real life. But what should you wear on your way to the beach when you think Espadrilles look a little bit too feminine (they don´t, but I get your point)? Try Birkenstocks.
They look much more manly than you think when you choose a simple black version - and really every businessman will be able to walk in them without losing their dignity. They will change your life, promised - and even David Beckham wears them!
Be a man
When it comes to looking good at the beach, what you wear is important, but even more important is what you do. There are a few things that will make your sex appeal vanish in seconds. Here are the top three most unsexy behaviour: swimming like an old lady (with your head over the water). Wearing your wireless headphones all the time and talking loudly about business (nobody cares - and will instantly know you are not the boss who for sure has gone offline somewhere in the Carribean). And: screaming or crying in case of an accident with a sea urchin or a jellyfish. Yes, men are allowed to cry for emotional pain. When it comes to the physical one, you look better when you keep it old-school. Really.