As we wake up to clearer skies and begin to leave our offices while it’s still light out, summer wardrobes are fast becoming a priority. And the key to any strong summer look? A strong short-sleeve shirt. Offering plenty of opportunity for layering, short-sleeve shirts have a shelf life far beyond the warmer season, while offering plenty more smart and statement appeal than a T-shirt of the plain or graphic kind can.
As with the collections of designers for several years now, short-sleeve shirts made a big impression on the SS23 runways, with micro-trends ranging from artistic, painterly motifs to all-over logos. But fashion weeks aside, going simple and chic with your short-sleeve shirts (think subtlety like vertical stripes or contrast trims to the sleeves and collar) is a style move that will see you through a summer of pub garden get-togethers, barbeques and even casual weddings.
Paired with shorts, shades and your favourite pair of loafers, it’s a laidback look that’s harder to get wrong than it is right. So, without further ado, here’s our pick of the best short-sleeve shirts you can buy right now.
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