Summer accessories you need in your life right now

As summer hits and the mercury rises, you need some equipment to deal with the impending heat. From hats and sunglasses to festival bags and holiday holdalls, we’ve picked the best men's summer accessories that should make up your hot-weather survival kit (and if ice-cold beers were an accessory, trust us, they’d be on this list).

 

SHOP ACCESSORIES

 


1. Backed up

Lyle & Scott Rucksack

 

We know what you’re thinking – you’ve already got a backpack. But is yours in a delectably summery, sorbet shade? Does it combine Scandi minimalism with retro British vibes? No? Didn’t think so.


Lyle & Scott, Rucksack, £50

 


2. Shady work 

Prada Gold Pr 55Us Irregular Sunglasses

 

Sunglasses serve two goals: to protect your eyes (a given) and to make every outfit decidedly cooler. Both are wholeheartedly served in this Prada pair. 


Prada, Gold Pr 55Us Irregular Sunglasses, £217

 


3. Hold on

Barbour Leather Travel Explorer Bag

 

Summer inevitably involves packing and travelling. Both are a chore but, we’re happy to tell you, made all the more enjoyable with a luxurious, heritage-inspired holdall. Now, where’s that passport…


Barbour, Leather Travel Explorer Bag, £319

 


4. Comeback kid

Lyle & Scott Bucket Hat

 

Remember the bucket hat? It’s back and will be sported at festivals up and down the country this summer. Join in with the fun with your own Lyle & Scott variety. 


Lyle & Scott, Bucket Hat, £25

 


5. A visionary 

Ray-Ban Folding Wayfarer Sunglasses

 

A frustrating (first world) problem is where to put your sunglasses when not wearing them. Ray-Ban has found the solution by turning their iconic Wayfarer style into a foldable design so they can fit neatly into a pocket. Genius. 


Ray-Ban, Folding Wayfarer Sunglasses, £172

 


6. Waist level

Slydes Crystal Bum Bag

 

This holographic bum bag says festival like no other. Just the right size for all your essentials, it’s safer and more practical than bulging pockets. We’ll see you on the field…


Slydes, Crystal Bum Bag, £14.99

 


7. Side order

Penfield Downey Pouch

 

In honour of everything '80s and '90s, the retro cross-body bag is back in full force. A black iteration will work with all the printed shirts you plan to wear on rotation this summer.


Penfield, Downey Pouch, £40

 


8. Style win

Barbour Emblem Trilby

 

Not just the reserve of the races, a trilby is often overlooked for its sportier cousin, the cap. However, with its classy, gentlemanly aesthetic and its practical wide brim, we vote that it deserves to be reconsidered.


Barbour, Emblem Trilby, £35

 


9. Not peaked yet

Levi's Logo Cap

 

The hat market is a crowded one and with so many brands, it’s hard to know what to buy. Fortunately, Levi’s offer us a clear favourite by way of this denim number that’ll make stylish double, or triple, denim very easy indeed.


Levi's, Logo Cap, £27.99

 


10. Cash in

PS By Paul Smith Stripe Logo Card Holder

 

Nowadays with contactless and cashless, the days of a wallet bursting with notes and receipts are long gone. Choose a leather cardholder that’s minimal on fuss, max on efficiency.


PS By Paul Smith, Stripe Logo Card Holder, £75