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Simple Summer Casual

June 21st, 2013

Now that summer is officially here, it’s time to start thinking about how to do more with less. Here’s a look that puts a spin on the casual classic jeans and t-shirt with some white denim.

White Denim Summer Casual - He Spoke Style

White Denim Casual - He Spoke Style

Jeans and a t-shirt. It really doesn’t get much simpler than that. And while I love dark denim, a slim fitting pair of white denim is a great way to change things up for summer. As a general rule, I cuff them for casual looks but not when dressing them up.

As far as the hem goes, though I do own a pair of dark denim that I bought with a longer leg length just so I can wear them with a cuff, I had these hemmed to my usual specs. Having a higher hem with them rolled up works for summer but only looks “right” if the leg is tapered nicely.

White Denim Summer Casual - He Spoke Style

I have to say that with a narrow face, I sometimes have trouble finding sunglasses that fit right. Many of the shades I love just look entirely too large. The Ray-Ban New Wayfarer is a fantastic choice if you’ve got a smaller face like me.

White Denim Summer Casual - He Spoke Style

I’ve mentioned before that a watch strap can completely transform your timepiece. NATO G10 watch straps come in such a variety of colors and are relatively inexpensive. I definitely recommend having a few in your collection to choose from. For casual looks, especially, it’s a really easy way to add a great accent.

White Denim Summer Casual - He Spoke Style

White Denim Summer Casual - He Spoke Style

This Look: Navy surf stripe pocket tee by J.Crew – White selvedge denim jeans by J.Crew – Brown leather belt by Gap – Sunglasses by Ray-Ban (New Wayfarer) – Watch by Timex – Blue and orange stripe NATO G10 watch strap by J.Crew – Navy boat shoes by Sperry Top-Sider

Be sure to check out some of my other looks featuring white denim. See it dressed up here and here, and get inspired with another casual approach here.

Thanks for reading and have a great weekend.

Stylishly Yours,

He Spoke Style

Photography by Rob McIver Photo.

Brian Sacawa

Brian Sacawa is the Founder of He Spoke Style and one of the original men’s style influencers. Since 2013, his goal has remained the same: to provide men the advice and inspiration they need to dress well, develop their personal style, and gain more confidence. Brian’s interest and passion for men’s style and luxury watches has led to his writing for The Robb Report, The Rake, and Sotheby’s and he has been quoted on menswear in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal,, Brides Magazine, and the Huffington Post. He lives in the woods north of Baltimore with his wife, Robin, kitties Nick and Nora, and German Shepherd/Collie mix Charlie.

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