The Amazon Outfit: Peak Summer for Amazon Prime Day

Save on this sharp, versatile summer outfit with Prime Day savings.

Two ideas inspired this summer-centric outfit: First, with peak temps happening all across the country it was important that it be cool-wearing.

Second, with Prime Day happening right now I wanted to take advantage of the awesome discounts on Amazon label brands like Goodthreads.

Finally, as with all our Amazon Outfits I place a premium on versatility – both in terms of when and wear you can rock a particular outfit and in selecting pieces you can mix and match with your existing closet.

Amazon Outfit: Peak Summer for Prime Day

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7” Chino shorts: Goodthreads, $17.50 / Chambray shirt: Goodthreads, $21 (also available in slim) / Sneakers: Cole Haan, $39.99 / Sunglasses: MVMT, $56 / Watch: Skagen, $175

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7” Chino shorts: Goodthreads, $17.50 / Chambray shirt: Goodthreads, $21 (also available in slim) / Sneakers: Cole Haan, $39.99 / Sunglasses: MVMT, $56 / Watch: Skagen, $175

This short-sleeve navy chambray shirt from Goodthreads is an ideal weight for hot weather, and the chambray texture makes it a bit more visually interesting than a regular poplin button-up. Normally, I wear the slim fit but in this piece the proportions seemed a bit off for my body (looked too long in the torso). I opted instead for the standard fit and it’s perfect – and creates that extra bit of drape to let air circulate!

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7” Chino shorts: Goodthreads, $17.50 / Chambray shirt: Goodthreads, $21 (also available in slim) / Sneakers: Cole Haan, $39.99 / Sunglasses: MVMT, $56 / Watch: Skagen, $175

It pairs well with the Goodthreads 7″ Inseam Flat-Front Stretch Chino Short. The muted brown/olive color is perfectly versatile for wearing with other colors. What I really like about these, however, is the shorter 7” inseam – it lends a more style-forward, trim look and it can be hard to find anything less than a 9”-10” length in typical affordable shorts. At a sub-$20 price point, they’re a smart deal too.

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Brown leather sneakers are one of my secret smart casual weapons this summer. In general, I feel like leather sneakers are underutilized by many guys who pair a Vans-style shoe or more athletic sneaker with shorts. Leather sneakers are, in fact, the boot or dress shoe replacement to rock with shorts – they maintain the sneaker versatility while dressing up more like an oxford. Leather sneaks also have the benefit of avoiding the preppy angle loafers or driving mocs might add (if that’s not your thing.)

I’ve been a fan of Skagen watches since starting Primer and the Signatur Solar with blue leather strap adds sophistication to the outfit. It’s an artistic kind of minimal: Clean and simple at first glance, with a lot of detail on further inspection. Look closer and the concentric circular background of the watch face contributes to the subtlety. The blue leather strap is understated and pops against the chambray without being flashy.

MVMT’s Hyde sunglasses are another accessory that have more complexity than you might think. The frame is tortoise-shell-like in genre – but actually has a pale, smoked sea-glass texture that makes them look a lot more premium than they are! At $70 they’re not cheap throwaways, but their sturdy feel, evolved traditional style, polarized lenses, and 2 year guarantee make them a solid investment.

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Sunglasses: MVMT, $56

Shop the Look:

7” Chino shorts: Goodthreads, $17.50

Chambray shirt: Goodthreads, $21 (also available in slim)

Sneakers: Cole Haan, $39.99

Sunglasses: MVMT, $56

Watch: Skagen, $175

What do you think? Chat with me in the comments!

Andrew is the founder and editor of Primer. He's a graduate of American University and currently lives in Los Angeles. Read more about Primer on our About page. On Instagram: @andrewsnavely and @primermagazine.

6 Comments

  • Reply July 15, 2018

    Christian Naylor

    I already had the shirt and shorts…Goodthreads is my favorite Amazon brand right now. Good look.

    • Reply July 15, 2018

      Andrew

      Awesome! Yeah really great style for the price.

  • Reply July 16, 2018

    Doug Davis

    The Cole Haan’s just dropped to $39.99. Great deal!

  • Reply July 16, 2018

    Ross

    Great getup! Noticing that shorts are getting shorter and shorter. I’m actually looking at a staple light blue long sleeve non button down collar button down shirt and am looking at two shirts and can’t decide which is the better option one is from Old Navy and one is from Target Goodfellow and Co. can you recommend one over the other? https://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=1046273&pcid=1010005&vid=1&pid=297120152

    Or
    https://www.target.com/p/men-s-standard-fit-button-down-dress-shirt-goodfellow-co-153/-/A-52491986?preselect=52915226#lnk=sametab

    • Reply July 17, 2018

      DaveD

      At that price point and between those brands, I’d say the difference is negligible. Maybe buy them both (or go to the store and try them on) and keep the one that fits the best?

  • Reply February 25, 2019

    Fashion Rookie

    My husband and I love these Amazon outfits. We are trying to dress more like adults but we aren’t all that great at putting outfits together. These are so affordable and convenient! Thanks and please, keep them coming!

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