The thing about fashion is the timing makes no sense. Fashion shows for spring styles are shown in the fall, and vice verse. Then by the time it’s actually summer and you’re looking to buy a pair of shorts, stores are already starting to stock their shelves with clothes for fall.
The upside to this weird scheduling is that if you’re patient, there are some really good deals to be had. Look no further than the sale that Mr Porter has going on right now. You can get everything from shorts to sneakers, suits to shirts, for 30-50% off. Some of the looks are perfect for summer, some will serve you well once fall arrives. All of them are a good buy.
Here are 10 items from the Mr Porter sale that will help you have the most stylish summer ever.
POLO RALPH LAUREN SWEATER
$60 (was $100), mrporter.com
A good nautical-themed sweater is essential for summers by the beach, whether you’re spending time on a boat or not. The cotton blend on this striped crewneck from Polo is the ideal weight—not too hot, not too cool.
LEVI’S VINTAGE CLOTHING 1947 501 JEANS
$137.50 (was $275), mrporter.com
You can never have enough Levi’s. Utilizing selvedge denim, these 501s feature a design unearthed from the company’s archives. This style was originally produced in 1947 as the company revamped production following WWII and has a slim, straight-leg fit.
MARC BY MARC JACOBS BLAZER
$225 (was $450), mrporter.com
Add a pop of color to your standard blazer. This slim-fit jacket from Marc by Marc Jacobs can sync up with the matching pants or stand on its own with a pair of jeans. You won’t want to wear this jacket every day, but when you do, you’ll turn heads.
YUKETEN LEATHER BLUCHER
$201 (was $335), mrporter.com
Taking the best elements from a boat shoe and a moccasin and then mixing them up, these bluchers from Yuketen will only get better the more you break them in. Made in the U.S. with waxed leather, they can stand up to any adventure you throw at them.
STEVEN ALAN EMBROIDERED OXFORD SHIRT
$112 (was $160), mrporter.com
The short-sleeve oxford is a go-to shirt for summer because of its versatility. You can wear it to work and out for drinks after. You can wear it by itself if the air conditioning sucks and layer it under a sweater if it’s meat locker cold. The embroidered palm trees on this shirt from Steven Alan are preppy without being obnoxious.
SATURDAYS NYC SWIM SHORTS
$52.50 (was $75), mrporter.com
The speckled paint pattern on these cool trunks make it look like Jackson Pollack went to town on them. Not only is it a cool print, but in the event that some ketchup and mustard spills on them, it’s easy to disguise.
J.CREW V-NECK CASHMERE SWEATER
$112.50 (was $225), mrporter.com
Cashmere is expensive and timeless. So whenever you can get a deal, jump on it. You may not wear this V-neck sweater from J.Crew until next fall, but we guarantee it will still be in style then as it will be five years from now.
SUNSPEL RIVIERA POLO SHIRT
$90 (was $140), mrporter.com
The fabric on this polo shirt is a cotton mesh so it’s incredibly breathable even on the hottest days. Sunspel originally designed it for Daniel Craig in Casino Royale, so you can channel your inner James Bond when you wear it. Now if only it came with an Aston Martin.
NIKE AIR MAX 1
$90 (was $130), mrporter.com
The original Air Max is still one of the most iconic sneaker designs of all time. Done up in the classic red and white colorway, this version updates the classic by using a rubberized faux leather material on the upper for a more modern look.
TODD SNYDER x CHAMPION SWEATSHORTS
$60 (was $100), mrporter.com
Menswear designer Todd Snyder’s collaborations with Champion have been a standout for years. These sweatshorts feature Champion’s acclaimed fleece that is both soft and durable. Work out in them. Do absolutely nothing in them. Either way you’ll be stylish and comfortable.