4 Summer Looks That Bring the Heat

Refresh your wardrobe with key pieces for warmer days and spontaneous outings.

December is not a month, it’s a lifestyle. You need to have an outfit prepared for any occasion in December. From looks inspired by summer landscapes to pieces perfect for luxury beach living, we’ve assembled four eye-catching fits for you to kick the season off in style.

Written by Shai Rama

LOOK 1: The City Slicker

It’s essential to keep your outfits lightweight while you’re out in the sun. Short-sleeved shirts are a functional and stylish summer staple that are easy to pair and great for any occasion. Whether you’re heading to a braai or spending the day out in the town, this fit finds the perfect balance of being breathable, on-trend and easy on your wallet. Denim shorts are a summer must-have, sky-blue tones and desert graphics complement it well while a waist bag is ideal for keeping all your essentials handy. Finish the look off with a pair of crisp white sneakers – you can never go wrong with clean low-top sneakers, right?

LOOK 2: The Globetrotter

Suits are always in. They’re a necessity for those compulsory formal events like weddings and birthday parties, or when you simply have to be the best-dressed (even if it’s a family lunch). Make a statement with an oatmeal colour palette and stroll through the sunshine in Markham’s signature lightweight designs, well-suited for the heat, and finish off the look with textured black sandals. A wise man once said, “dress for the holiday you want and not the holiday you have”. Even if you’re not on a beachfront, sipping a Mojito and enjoying a cigar in Cuba, look the part in your two-piece.

LOOK 3: The All-Rounder

A graphic tee with a pair of tracksuit bottoms is South African heritage. It’s a timeless combination that’s stylish, versatile and comfortable. Spice up this cult classic with vertical stripes to add a layer of texture, and give it an easy-going feel with a pair of colourful flip-flops for a playful summer vibe and a bucket hat to complete a laid-back ensemble. Give yourself the freedom to keep it cool in the sunshine and cosy up when it starts to cool.

LOOK 4: The Modern Man

Less is always more for summer. The last thing you want to do is wear too many layers that could cause you to overheat and lose composure – so simplify it. Minimalist and monochromatic colour palettes will uplift your style and subtle graphic details on the tee and shorts allow you to add your own touch. A denim bucket hat that effortlessly adds a pop of colour and texture to the outfit for a relaxed summer look and an oversized waist bag is the perfect accessory for keeping your am-to-pm necessities on deck. Throw on your favourite pair of sneakers and you’ve got yourself a simplified summer look with all of the style and none of the fuss.

There you have it: four heat-seeking outfits that will have you looking good and feeling even better this season. Whether you’re keeping it casual or you’re revving things up with a more formal look, we’ve got you covered. All that’s left to do is enjoy the time off work and remember to stay hydrated!