The Men’s Guide to Staycation ClothingFrom back gardens to beaches, our guide to staycation clothing for men will keep you looking your best. Read more with Harvey Nichols online.
Taking a break doesn’t always involve jumping on a plane and staying local still warrants an impressive holiday wardrobe. From local pubs to UK beaches, knowing how to put together a fashion-forward outfit is key for making the most of your time off. If you’re unsure of how to bring the best holiday vibes to your out-of-office ensembles, our guide to staycation looks for men has got your back.
We’ve teamed up with Menswear Buyer, Sophia Piper-Baluchi, to provide expert insight into how to nail your holiday looks. Keep on reading below to get the full low-down.
MEN'S STAY AT HOME OUTFITS
Residing in the comfort of your own home doesn’t mean you have to slack on the fashion front. Even though your much-loved pair of sweatpants look tempting, upgrading your loungewear game for a stay-at-home break is a smart move. Opting for sports-inspired pieces made from high-quality fabrics will keep your loungewear outfits looking fresh whilst maintaining that all-important level of comfort.
To achieve the ultimate stay-at-home ensemble that marries functionality and a touch of luxury, be sure to step out in style in a pair of men’s designer sliders – perfect for indoor to outdoor hopping.
For an effortless fit, Sophia recommends “an at-home essential relaxed cut from Scandinavian Soulland, made from 100% organic cotton. Pair with matching bottoms and a classic tee.”
MEN'S COUNTRYSIDE GETAWAY OUTFITS
Sometimes all you need to feel refreshed is a change of scene; some time away from the urban sprawls can soothe even the most stressed city slickers. For rural retreats, taking your wardrobe back to simple, practical classics that embody a slower pace of life is key. Investing in a pair of relaxed men’s designer jeans will allow you to mix-and-match with other items in your repertoire, and layering with knitwear in neutral hues will complement your natural surroundings.
“To make sure you’re prepared for the unpredictable UK weather, Sophia recommends packing “a year-round classic waxed jacket from British heritage brand, Barbour. This life-long wardrobe staple is a go-to for countryside walks.”
PICNIC OUTFITS FOR MEN
The beautiful thing about a staycation is that you can still enjoy all the indulgence that a holiday abroad offers. Al fresco dining needn’t be reserved for Italian side streets or stretches of Ibiza sand – a picnic in your local park can be just as appetising. The classic shorts and shirt combo can be updated by opting for bold, abstract prints or something subtle and floral. Balance the look with a simple pair of do-it-all chino shorts.
If you’re looking for something extra special, why not impress your fellow picnickers with a luxury hamper? Complete with tipples and nibbles from around the world, bringing delicacies from the four corners of the globe to your doorstep has never been easier.
Sophia advises: “Go for a fresh summer floral print from iconic British brand, Paul Smith – this easy Havana style is wearable from day to night.”
BEACH OUTFITS FOR MEN
The country’s beaches are potentially some of the most underrated staycation spots out there. From Cornwall’s white sand beaches to the lively pebbled stretches of Brighton, you don’t need to board a plane to relax and get your tan on. Relaxing on the coast during the summer calls for one thing: colour. Think motifs in primary colours and tees boasting an array of vivid hues.
Before you head to the shores, don’t let the UK sun catch you off-guard. Packing a pair of men’s designer glasses and a baseball cap will keep you well away from an embarrassing shade of lobster.
“For fans of iconic brands, Sophia suggests “a bold, graphic swim short that can be paired with co-ord styles for a complete Polo Ralph Lauren beach look.”
If you’re still craving some tips on this year’s holiday wardrobe, be sure to stop by our Holiday Shop. Boasting everything from designer luggage to high-end grooming essentials, you’re guaranteed to be looking your best – no matter the location.