Barbecue, garden, beach, bar, casual Friday – the summery short-sleeve shirt is at home anywhere. This year’s bold, colourful designs will attract the right kind of attention, so choose your favourite from our round-up and lap up those compliments.
River Island Black Leaf Print
Think of a leaf print on a short-sleeve shirt, think of a flamboyant bright green design. Well, think again – at least when it comes to this stylish number. £25, buy on riverisland.com (opens in new tab)
Editions M.R Tahiti Print Cotton
Vintage vibes are the order of the day here, thanks to the shades of brown and spread collar. £155, buy on matchesfashion.com (opens in new tab)
Hymn Tropical Bird Print
This up-and-coming British brand impresses with a cool blue treatment of the tropical print trend. £55, buy on joythestore.com (opens in new tab)
Mr P Printed Cotton-Poplin
For a change from the prints inspired by the natural world, try the intricate patterns on this soft-to-the-touch top from Mr Porter’s in-house brand. £135, buy on mrporter.com (opens in new tab)
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Edwin Garage Floral Red
Some shirts just scream, “I’m on holiday!” This shirt in an aggressive red threatens to throw your phone in the pool if you check your work email again. And rightly so. £90, buy on johnlewis.com (opens in new tab)
Libertine Dark Floral Revere Collar
This loose-fit bowling shirt with a flower print that pops is an ideal choice for elevating your schlubby Saturday style. £120 (currently reduced to £70), buy on houseoffraser.co.uk (opens in new tab)
Original Penguin Large Print Floral
OP has made this striking shirt part of its “King of the BBQ” online collection. We don’t know about you, but we’d gladly hand over the tongs to anyone wearing this princely piece. £65, buy on originalpenguin.co.uk (opens in new tab)
Reiss Gradal Liberty Print
Liberty’s prints are known the world over, so slap them on a fine Reiss shirt with a Cuban collar and you’d expect them to fly off the shelves. That’s why, for now at least, the only size available online is large. Snap one up or face having to – gulp – leave the house to bag one. £110, buy on reiss.com (opens in new tab)
Superdry Poolside Short Sleeve
Something a little different from the British stalwart. Sure, the bamboo print is plant-based, but it’s intricate and spiky rather than florid. Plus, the modern collar and turn-up sleeves set it apart. £39.99, buy on superdry.com (opens in new tab)
Gary Kingsnorth was the fashion editor for Coach as well as Men’s Fitness.
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