5 Rules For Wearing Short-Sleeved Shirts


Done right, a short-sleeved shirt can be a stylish summer hero. A smarter, more versatile alternative to a t-shirt, here are five rules to make it work – plus, three looks we rate.

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Avoid Loud Prints

Neutrals are always a stylish choice, but if you’re after something with a bit more character, try a stripe or a monochrome colour scheme to keep things feeling smart but fun. 


Don’t Be Tempted To Tuck-In

If you only take one rule away from this, make it the following: untucked is always best. More relaxed and definitely more stylish, there are no exceptions. 


Sizing Matters

A boxy shape will keep the look fresh - a relaxed silhouette is much more on-trend.


…So Also Take The Bottoms Into Account

If you’re styling your short-sleeved shirt with a swim short or straight legged trouser, stick to your true size. For a slimmer fit bottom, sizing up will balance out the proportions.


Play With Layering

Wearing a short-sleeve shirt unbuttoned with a white tee underneath is very Tom Hardy. More casual, it can also break up louder prints or colour. 

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