Finding the perfect summer shirt can be quite a challenge. You want a shirt that is cool and comfortable but also stylish and trendy. At Emma Bridess, we understand your difficulties and are always here to help. We have handpicked a range of shirts that are perfect for summer, combining practicality with the essence of street culture.

The importance of breathable fabrics
First, let's talk about why a plain black t-shirt, while a staple piece, isn't the best choice for summer. While black t-shirts look stylish, they tend to absorb more heat and leave you feeling warmer. Instead, opt for shirts made from breathable, lightweight materials. Fabrics like linen, cotton, and blends allow for better ventilation, keeping you cooler during the hot summer months.

Embrace the old-money aesthetic
One of the most striking trends this summer is the “old money” aesthetic. This style represents timeless elegance and subtle sophistication. This shirt is lightweight and breathable, and looks great with '90s-style jeans. Not only does it keep you cool, but it also exudes a relaxed and chic vibe that's perfect for casual outings and more sophisticated gatherings.

Colorblock Men's Pattern Printed Drop Shoulder T-Shirt - Emma Bridess

Long Sleeve Options
Don't skip long sleeves just because it's summer. Lightweight, long-sleeved shirts, like the Ralph Lauren plain knit shirt, are a great option. They offer more coverage without sacrificing breathability. Rolling up the sleeves creates a casual yet sophisticated look that's perfect for transitioning from day to night.

Men's Retro Washed Long Sleeve T-Shirt - Emma Bridess
A look for breezy summer nights
For those breezy summer nights, a lightweight quarter-zip polo tee is your best bet. It's ideal for when the temperature drops slightly, whether you're by the beach or out for an evening stroll.

Letter Graphic Contrast Collar Polo Shirt

Patterned T-shirts are an enduring favorite
Graphic tees are still a staple in streetwear culture. They express personal style and add an element of fun to your outfit. Not only are these shirts stylish, but they are conversation starters, perfect for any casual occasion.

Y2K Star Graphic Tees With Necklace

Choosing the right color for your style
When choosing the right color, consider the message you want to convey. Black shirts are understated and versatile, perfect for an understated look. However, lighter colors can help you stand out and reflect heat better, keeping you cooler. Don't be afraid to experiment with different shades to see which works best for you.

Essentials T-shirt Short Sleeve

Encourage experimentation with these styles
At Emma Bridess, we encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and try these styles. Updating your closet with these summer-ready shirts can dramatically change the way you feel and present yourself. Remember, fashion isn't just about looking good; it's also about feeling good.

We hope this guide helps you navigate the summer fashion world with confidence. Whether you embrace the old-money aesthetic, wear a graphic tee, or stay cool with lightweight fabrics, there's something for everyone. Have a great summer and stay stylish with Emma Bridess!