Summer is a stylistic balancing act. You want to look good (obviously) but you also want to feel good, and that can be tough when temps approach triple digits. Since layering is out of the question, each individual piece you choose becomes even more important. Luckily, we turned to Megan Collins, the founder of Style Girlfriend, to help you out with those selections. This is what your girlfriend wants you to wear this summer when you’re heading out for the night.
Megan Collins is the founder of Style Girlfriend, a men’s lifestyle site that offers guys friendly advice from a female perspective. In addition to personal style, Style Girlfriend covers topics like food, fitness, travel, and home. We recommend signing up for the Style Girlfriend Newsletter to receive tips right in your inbox.
DIY paint splatter can be hit or miss (literally), so let Salt Surf do the work for you with this handmade sweatshirt. Even better, it carries over seamlessly when the weather changes, so keep it handy when fall hits.$72
PARTNERThe folks at Mott + Bow trekked all the way to Italy for the denim in their new line of jeans (but don’t worry; their direct-to-consumer business model means you’re getting designer goods—but not paying designer prices). Pro tip: Don’t be afraid to try the “Skinny” fit. G’wan and show us what you’re working with.$128
Since everyone is hot on the bomber jacket trail right now (everyone at SG HQ included), why not make things a little more interesting? Our Legacy has a great olive-based, all-over tie-dye number that’s muted enough to keep it feeling modern.$459
Swapping denim for Japanese twill, like this pair from Paige Denim, means a little more stretch and a lot more comfort. Plus, neutral navy makes them easy to work into the rest of your wardrobe, so completing your outfit will take you no time at all.$179
Women can roll with facial hair or a clean shave as long as her guy keeps up with the necessary maintenance. And don’t sleep on the moisturizing face balm, either. Even if you’re rocking a beard, your skin should still be soft.$56