Warm weather tends to pose a problem: How can you keep looking stylish without wearing too many layers and sweating to death? While some guys opt for a polo, others like to keep it a bit more buttoned up and stick with a traditional dress shirt.
The beloved short-sleeve button-up offers the perfect marriage between these two staples. Your wardrobe should be well-equipped with a stock of short-sleeve shirts that can stick with you from the transition under a cotton sweater into a classic option for a summer wedding.
So whether you’re looking for options for staying cool in business casual or looking for an outfit for date night, here are seven stylish options to consider this season.
Top Short-Sleeve Button-Ups of the Season
Buck Mason Draped Twill S/S One Pocket Shirt
Buck Mason’s is a master at upgrading classic garments both in terms of fabric and construction. Their one pocket shirt is no different. Utilizing a silky cotton blend fabric and a slim cut, it’s a perfect shirt to pair with slim jeans and a killer pair of boots.
OAS Diamond Short Sleeve Terry Shirt
Patterned shirts can sometimes veer into the “loud” category, but not OAS’s diamond terry shirt. With a tonally muted palette, the bold pattern is softened considerably for everyday wear. I recommend pairing this one for the beach, as it’s a great poolside option, made from terrycloth material to act as an absorbent option between toweling off and heading to dinner.
Alex Mill Short Sleeve Mill Shirt
This poplin shirt hits the right tone between casual and refined with a relaxed fit that still looks good under a suit jacket and some chinos. The poplin cotton will stay a little wrinkled, so embrace it and enjoy the casual feel it brings to your outfit.
Alex Crane Ola Shirt
Alex Crane’s Night Rain motif is a tick-mark pattern against a charcoal backdrop, updating the feel to be a contemporary take on a classic. With its monochromatic pattern, it’s easy to pair and find an excuse to throw on for just about any occasion.
Quince European Linen Short Sleeve Shirt
If you’re looking for quality basics, Quince has you covered. Their European Linen shirts are a great option for anyone who is looking to stock up on a few breathable shirts that only get better with age. Their linen shirts come in a variety of tonal colorways, creating a color palette that’s earthy and rich.
Banana Republic Castelleto Untucked Shirt
Banana Republic’s shirting department has had a sort of renaissance lately and their Castelleto shirt is proof of this. Made from a tonal linen blend, it’s a great shirt to dress up and wear for years. With the slight cuff on the arm, it’s the small details which make this a great option for anyone who wants some variety in their closet.
Todd Snyder Short Sleeve Summerweight Shirt
With its prewashed cotton for a lived-in feel to the faded stripes, Todd Snyder’s summerweight shirt will easily jump to the top of your rotation. The stripes give it a definite summery feel, which only complements the lightweight, relaxed construction of the garment. Whether you’re on the shore or at a company picnic, Todd Snyder’s a great option to stand out of the crowd.