Canvas Shoes and What to Pack for Summer by Guest Contributor Catherine M.

It may seem like a long way off now, but your much deserved summer holiday will soon come around. Make sure that you’re ready for it by building a great summer wardrobe that will take you wherever you’re off to on your holidays – from Majorca to Mexico!

Simply head to your local department store and fill your trolley with summer fashions while doing the weekly shopping. If that just seems like far too much effort, you can shop online at George at ASDA and have a complete summer wardrobe delivered directly to your door.

Or take advantage of the free click and pick up your purchases from your nearest ASDA the very next day (order before 5pm today and collect after 5pm tomorrow!)


What You Will Need for Summer 2013

Canvas Shoes

Sandals can be a difficult wear for men, so why not ring the changes this year with some cool, casual canvas shoes? Canvas shoes are ideal for summer as the fabric upper allows feet to breathe. They also look great with shorts – choose either chino style shorts or denims for 2013.

One of the other benefits to choosing canvas shoes is that they represent amazing value for money. You can pick up a black or white pair of simple canvas plimsolls for just £8 at ASDA, so why not have both? Great value canvas shoes will take you everywhere from beach to bar, and look fantastic with everything from swim shorts to dark denims. They’re also lightweight, breathable and comfortable. How many more reasons do you need to throw a pair or two into your suitcase?

Chino Shorts

Chino trousers were one of the big fashion stories of 2012, but times have changed. Spring/summer 2013 is all about the chino short!

Smart, comfortable and fantastic for if you fancy a change from your trusty denim shorts, chinos are so easy to wear. They make a perfect pairing for polo shirts and canvas shoes.
Choose navy for a nautical look, with a striped t.shirt, or wear a muted berry pair with trendy grey marl for a fashion-forward look ideal for sightseeing or sipping a beer by the sea.

Graphic Tees
The graphic tee is big news for 2013, and a must for packing in your suitcase, whether you’re off on a city break or a relaxing beach holiday. As ideal for wearing as a cool cover-up around the pool as they are worn out at night with chinos or denim shorts, they’re a versatile choice so be sure to pick up a fair few.

If you’re not planning on a sunshine break, pack casual zip-up hoodies and fine knit cardigans for wearing over your graphic tees day and night, for a warm, comfortable and casual look ideal for enjoying yourself in – after all, you are on holiday!

The above three essentials can form the basis of any basic summer sun wardrobe. All you need to do is add shades, suntan lotion and swim shorts and you’re good to go.