Style Session: Victoria’s Summer Preview

The warm weather has finally arrived here on the East Coast, and with the new Collection by Michael Strahan and MSX by Michael Strahan lines, we’ve got some great pieces to choose from for the summer. Of course, we chatted up our style pro Victoria Trilling to get an expert’s sneak peek into summer’s hottest upcoming trends for men with a mini summer capsule collection. “Overall, I’m seeing and liking a lot of stripes,” she says, “along with different forms of camouflage that incorporate colors other than the traditional greens and browns.” She also has some helpful advice for those of us who aren’t always confident about pulling off, say, some of the pastel colors that seem to be everywhere this season. “Make sure things fit you properly; you can have the greatest outfit in the world, but if it doesn’t fit right, it just won’t work.”

  • The jacket. “The Collection by Michael Strahan denim jacket in the Williamsburg wash, which is new for us this season, really goes with everything. It’s lightweight, so for spring and summer, I’m really into pairing it with a similar-wash jean and a crisp T-shirt.”
  • The shirt.The terry long-sleeve crewneck shirt is such a great piece. It has these very cool, different colors on the arms, and is a very versatile top that can be worn to the gym and then to a meal with friends or colleagues. I love it paired with the MSX Hybrid Boardshortsfor aprèsswim, too.”
  • The tee: “The MSX by Michael Strahan crewneck T-shirt is one of the most versatile (and important) wardrobe staples you need for summer; you can choose a neutral white to wear with a jeans jacket and pants, or go for a pop of color with the electric mint or peach blossom. And I can’t leave out the MSX Premium Mesh Tank, which feels great on and falls beautifully, no matter what your body type.”
  • The pants. “Michael’s favorite in this category is, hands down, the stretch chino. Both the feel and fit are fantastic on these pants and they go with everything you pair with them: either of the tops on this list, a short-sleeve polo, or one of the wrinkle-free dress shirts.” 
  • The shorts. “Summer style wouldn’t be complete without a great pair of shorts, and the new MSX by Michael Strahan Hybrid Boardshorts really go with the fashion flow, as a bathing suit, workout short, or for just relaxing on the weekends. The playful camo-and-color patterns add some fun flair, too.”