Trio one: Re-made Classics
After an update? Then reboot your accessories with new takes on the classics. The resin frame is a clear winner in the sunglass stakes this summer, and is a witty relaunch of the Wayfarer shape. Now, in the same vein, take a pilot's watch and remake its easy to read functionality in Nixon's bold, durable and refined oversize black and gold steel and then complete the trio with the elephant grey wallet from McQ Alexander McQueen - if you're bored of the billfold then this boasts the quirky detailing of an oversized zip tag and printed liner plus it's roomier dimensions make it worthy of the name.
Trio Two: Masterpieces of smart
Menswear is smartening up so looking ahead your wardrobe will need a few hints of formality, even in the summer time. Let your accessories do the work for you with the sort of clean lined classics that populate the smarter side of menswear's Pantheon - things like a Simon Carter watch with classic multi-dial detailing, or a vintage multi-stripe billfold from Paul Smith, which will draw admiring glances when you pull its slim frame out of your lightweight summer jacket. And things like Aviator frames, which, having spun through several life-cycles of cool, is now timeless enough to make us look forward to summer's return. Ray-Ban is the go-to for the truly committed and with gold frames, the tinted lens and a leather bridge detail, this is the granddaddy of them all.
Trio Three: Brighten rocks
This summer prove that "bright" and "sophisticated" are not mutually excluded categories, by pulling out the luxurious azure blue of this Smythson card case while wearing the multicolour strands of Anderson's classic summer belt on your tailored shorts. After all the colour pop thing is a big deal this summer so rocking a brighter shade or two is advisable and if you're a little bit bashful, it's these smaller details that can do the work for you. So add zing rather than bling with the saturated shades of the retro red Sunpocket sunglasses, bringing back the on-piste allure of the Eighties favourite.
Trio Four: New Preppy
A decent pair of Wayfarers should be in every man's wardrobe and with the genuine article Ray-Bans in your summer armoury you can prep up your sunshine outfit in an instant. Perfect with T-shirt or washed down oxford shirt, it will be the textbook accompaniment to the graphic brights of this Comme Des Garcons wallet and the two-tone blue of the woven Andersons belt. It's a little bit collegiate and a whole lot cool. Team with loafers.
Trio Five: Future perfect
Bored with the same old, same old? Then zing up your look with one or all of this triumvirate of future friendly styles - the renewed Paul Smith bill fold comes in blue stripes, which updates the multicolour signature but keeps the slim line for silhouette-preserving wear, the shiny white frames of Sunpocket's blue lensed shades and the Earth-friendly make of Wewood's timber hewn timepieces. Add it all up and the look is bright, breezy and bold. Perfect for this summer.
McQ Alexander McQueen
Elephant Grey Leather Corner Zip Coin Wallet
Brown Resin Frame Sunglasses
Matte Black Gold 51-30 Chrono Oversized Steel Watch
Brown Three Dial 1406 Watch
Paul Smith Accessories
Vintage Multi Stripe Billfold Wallet
Gold Chocolate Leather Detail 3422 Aviators
Multicoloured Elastic Belt
Azure Blue Leather Card Case
Matt Red Sunpocket Ii Fold-up Sunglasses
Navy Blue Striped Elastic Belt
COMME des GARCONS
Orange And Blue Fluoro Small Coin Wallet
Black Classic 2140 Wayfarers