What Not to Wear This Summer to Save Yourself from A Fashion Disaster

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Even though summertime is a time of the year when everybody is so carefree and having the time of their lives, this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t care about your fashion. Summer fashion is an absolutely fantastic way to show off your uniqueness and maybe even show a bit more skin than you normally would. However, there are a lot of fashion no-no’s that you need to keep in mind if you want to keep from having a fashion disaster this summer. You can’t just go out with your shirt off all the time or wear sunglasses indoors just because it’s summer time.

That’s why we’re here to help! We’re going to give you the top things that you need to know about summer fashion and what you should avoid doing if you want to stay looking cool and not embarrass yourself too much. Keep reading down below and you’ll get the information you need to know about summer fashion. Good luck out there!

Sunglasses While You’re Indoors

Unless you’re someone who’s super famous and you can do whatever, you want, the chances are high that you don’t want to be wearing your sunglasses indoors during the summer. Yeah, we know that it can be annoying to take them on and off as you go indoors and outdoors, but you’re just going to look way too cocky when you’re wearing sunglasses indoors. No one likes people who do that, so why would you want to be one of them?

The only place where it might be acceptable to wear sunglasses indoors is a rave or something like that. If you’re just spending time with friends in a restaurant or at a summer cocktail party, you should take off the glasses whenever you’re chilling inside.

Bucket Hats Are A No Go

Unless you are going fishing this summer, there is no reason that you should be wearing a bucket hat outdoors or indoors. Summer time is no excuse for you to put any kind of bucket hat on your head, no matter how cool you might think it is. You’re much better off going with a straw hat or a baseball cap than these fashion no-no’s.

Not Wearing a Shirt

Many guys think it’s acceptable not to wear a shirt at all times during the summer. Unless you are at the beach or the pool, then make sure to put on a shirt rather than trying to show off your six-pack at that cocktail party. There is no reason for you to go without a shirt, no matter how proud you are of the body you’ve been working on for summer.

It’s much better to show off your fashion sense by wearing some clothes, rather than wearing no clothes at all. If you want to show off some skin, then go ahead and put on some short shorts and a tank top. There are plenty of ways for you to show off your body and your fashion sense without not wearing any clothes at all. And since we are talking of hitting the beach this summer, it can be a challenging task to keep your beach clothes clean.

Leather Jackets

When you think about what you will wear this summer, you should definitely keep leather jackets off of that list. Leather jackets might be super cool for you to wear in autumn and winter, but definitely not in the summer time when they’re going to make you sweat bullets. It’s much better for you to go with a light bomber jacket or a light denim jacket that’s not going to cause you to sweat like crazy while wearing it. Unless you live in a place that gets a little cooler at night or during the day, then make sure to put away those leather jackets until autumn comes around.

Capri Pants for Guys

For men’s fashion, one of the worst fashion mistakes that you can make is buying and wearing Capri pants. Sure, they’re available in a lot of places, but that doesn’t mean that any guy should have Capri pants in his winter wardrobe. For girls, this may be OK, but for guys, it just makes you look shorter than you are and just doesn’t look fashionable. So, it is better to go with lounge pants as they are a great way to get a little bit of coolness, and they look great with pretty much any outfit.

Cargo Shorts Should Never Be on Your Body

Let’s talk about one of the biggest rules of the modern fashion world – you should never, ever have cargo shorts on your body. These shorts may still be on the market for some reason, but they are the biggest fashion mistake that you can make. Only dads and your older brother are going to find themselves caught dead wearing cargo pants, so why would you wear them?

Who needs that many pockets on their pants anyways? How much are you going to be carrying around?

Sandals with Socks – Why?

This is one of the biggest rules of summertime fashion that you’ve got to adhere to if you know what’s good for you. Socks and sandals are a scandalous combination. There is no reason that you should be wearing socks with your sandals. None. Nada. Zip. Just go without the socks and your feet are going to be so much freer to move around. Plus, you’re not going to look like you just got off of a cruise with a bunch of old people.

Sandals are an essential for summer, but should never be worn with socks.

Vests or Tank Tops to Work

Now, let’s talk a bit about summer fashion when you go to work. If you are someone who likes to show off some more skin than normal during the summer time, then you might be thinking about wearing a tank top to work. Unless you work in a super casual environment where that is OK, don’t do that. You can, of course, dress down a bit for work once in a while, but work during the summer is still work.

There you have it! These are the top fashion no-no’s that you need to adhere to this summer. There are of course so much more that we could talk about, but just use your common sense about what is fashionable and you should be good to go!


A traveller by day and reader by night' is how I would sum up my life. My wanderlust led me to quit my cushy job at 28 and finally embark on a journey around the world. Since then, I have lived in many countries and soaked in as many books as possible during my travel journeys. Among them, the "Book of Mirdad" is still my personal favourite and holds a special place in my heart. My progression towards writing was inevitable and happened quite naturally. I have been writing for a few years now an...

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