5 Classic Pieces for the Summer Season

Trends come and go, but these fashion staples work best during the warmer seasons. Here are five apparel pieces that you should add to your rotation, if you haven’t done so already.

Slides / Sandals

The Southern California lifestyle is truly unique. Surfing, beaches, skate parks, Fairfax, and In & Out are completely the norm. And now more recently you can add sandals to that list. Although many locals will argue that they’ve been rocking the slides and socks look since they learned how to walk. For this summer season, try it with some mesh basketball shorts and a crisp white tee. Where to cop? Literally everywhere, but definitely start with SANDALBOYZ, a local brand who gets it right.

Ian Connor wearing Muted Olive slides by Sandalboyz. Photo by Max Wild.


Tortoise Sunglasses

Ask a fellow Angeleno how many sunglasses they own and they’ll probably give you a top ten list from their rotation. We love the summer sun and enjoy being outdoors, but without the proper shades we would quickly run back indoors. One classic pattern that we’ve come to see more of is the tortoise style. You can rock this with a box logo black tee and make the sunnies really stand out. But you can wear it with any outfit and it will still attract the right attention. RAEN has some of the best in the game so check out their impressive collection and treat yourself to some new shades this summer.

Distressed Denim Pants

You may have seen this trend in recent months and thought it might not be for you. While we applaud the very few that decide to rock the super distressed pants, some of us want a more low-key approach. To start, you need quality denim with a fit that you can comfortably move around in. Rustic Dime‘s selections are top-notch and they are made in L.A. so kudos to them. Check out the Slasher Taper Fit style if you want some minimal distressing. On the other spectrum, the Stratus and Hendrix style will definitely match your summer rockstar lifestyle.

Classic White T-Shirt

This should be no surprise. We’re putting the versatile white tee on this list because it is the perfect shirt during this high-temperature season. Wear it with shorts, jeans, or even some comfy sweatpants. Dress it up or keep it low-key, the style choices are endless. For the best in everyday basics, cop yourself a tee from Alternative. This apparel company chooses premium materials while being committed to sustainable and eco-friendly practices.

Swim Trunks / Shorts

Or more specifically, hybrid swim trunks. Get with it. You can now go from the pool/beach and go directly to the streets. Many brands have tried this style, but California’s very own Katin has already perfected it. As you get more invites to backyard pool parties this season you’ll want a complete outfit that is both on trend and functional.

To complete your look, check out the new Generation-K shoe collection from K-Swiss here.

Marc Mangapit

Editor and freelance writer from Los Angeles. Pizza hunter and burger snob. He misses the old Kanye, the "I can't even go to the grocery store without some Ones that's clean and a shirt with a team" Kanye.

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