What do you love most about summer? Is it the outdoor BBQ parties? The bikini-clad babes? The ultra-luxe, wild escapes you’ve saved up all year for? Wherever you’re disporting yourself in the heat this year, you’re going to need to look your very best. That’s why we’ve taken all of your summer wardrobe essentials and found an instant upgrade for each of them on the world’s easiest shopping site: Amazon. And to truly look your best this summer, work on what’s under your summer outfits by mastering the workouts that will get you a six-pack by Independence Day.
The Madras Shorts
Vintage 1946 Indian Patch Short
$95; buy now at amazon.com
For a dose of Cape Cod, try these. A classic. The wash makes the fabric feel already broken-in. And if you these don’t pique your interest, maybe one of the 35 best pairs of shorts for summer will.
The Cotton/Linen Blazer
Scotch & Soda Cotton/Linen Blazer in Navy
$245; buy now at amazon.com
Linen has gotten a bad rap in recent seasons (wrinkles). This version, blended with super soft cotton, mitigates those pesky wrinkles—and makes it a perfect warm weather choice.
Persol Polarized Sunglasses in Havana
$161; buy now at amazon.com
Just about the coolest shades out there, featuring on-trend tortoise and just the right amount of detail.
The Swim Short
Original Penguin Earl Box 3 Inch Swim Short
$65; buy on amazon.com
Original Penguin is one of the cooler lines around. This number is slightly shorter and trimmer—plus the ’80s athletic vibe is right on trend.
The No-Show Socks
8BESS Gift No Show Socks (6 Pack)
Starting at $7; buy now at amazon.com
This offering may appear to be basic, but if you are going sockless, stock up on these. Not only are they crafted from premium cotton, their design keeps them firmly in place, perfect for the 30 pairs of slip-ons you’ll be wearing with your summer outfits.
Lacoste Leather Piloter
$159.95; buy now at amazon.com
Is it time for the moccasin to come back? Yes. This souped-up driving loafer sports a rubber sole to give it endurance. Be sure you’re wearing these when you’re behind the wheel.
The Varsity Bomber Jacket
Fred Perry Tipper Bomber Jacket in Ivy
$150; buy now at amazon.com
You need this for chilled down nights. This one is especially great because it’s all cotton (many others are nylon) and it has buttoned pockets to keep things secure.
The Canvas Web Belt
BC Belts Canvas Military Belt in Olive
$8; buy on amazon.com
The ultimate military-inspired accessory—Army/Navy meets high tech. In olive, this belt rounds out any summer outfits.
The Chambray Shirt
Calvin Klein Jeans Indigo Geo Print Shirt
Starting at $48; buy now on amazon.com
A key trend of the season, except this version stands out with its subtle texture and trim cut. The ability to convert to short sleeves is a bonus. Suns out, guns out.
The Ultimate Weekend Bag
Vivtorinox Architecture Roll-Top Bag
$378; buy now at amazon.com
From the people that brought you the venerated Swiss Army knife, this duffle is indestructible. Not only is there foam lining to protect your stuff, but zippered pockets—and a pouch for your water bottle.
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