What to wear on your 2018 resort vacation

Published 13 Mar, 2018

We’ve done our due diligence on this year’s holiday-mode menswear - here are a few trend ideas to pick and pack for resort-side 2018.

Slouchy trousers

Resort holidays call for a careful balance of carefree and smart so that whatever you’re wearing can take you straight from poolside drinks to fine dining, no quick change required. That’s why this season’s looser pants are a must – lightweight fabrics, soft folds and just a little tailoring will make them extra versatile for those times when you’re not sunbathing. J Crew does a good chambray pair or stick to traditional khaki from Hartford.

 

  

 Vertical stripes

A pull-on-with-everything stripy tee in classic tones is always a good investment, but this year, rather than upgrading your Breton, snap up a new vertically striped number to achieve a look that’s more modern and less preppy. Paul Smith 

Something pink

The standout shade for this summer is soft pink with warm tones to lift complexions rather than wash them out. Pick out a soft blush hoodie, a pastel t-shirt or shell-toned polo and discover the versatility of pink! Sandro Linen T-shirt.

 

Bright trunks

The tropical-prints trend has been building momentum so go all-out with a brighter, bolder pair of swim shorts this year. The contrast between large-scale pattern in brights against whites and blues is both striking and sophisticated. We have bright pink Flamingos at Tom & Teddy!

Hawaiian shirt

And whilst we’re talking prints, the Hawaiian shirt has made a comeback, and not in an ironic way. There are plenty of toned-down versions around that can be mixed and matched with more conservative pieces. A great resort holiday wardrobe addition – a bit like this Levi’s version.

 

Shorter shorts

Archive your cargo shorts (even though big pockets are big news this summer) and seek out a lighter, shorter short with a loose, sporty outline. This style looks great when teamed with a lightweight hoody for breakfast alfresco! Check out these Cannonball shorts by Tracksmith.