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6 Summer style staples for dads

Whitney Coy is a freelance writer and editor based in Columbus, OH, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. She writes frequently for SheKnows, as well as several other websites. She writes on topics including parenting, trav...

Keep Dad looking hot!

It's summertime! Make sure Dad's looking good with these summer staples.

These summer styles will keep every dad looking hot all summer long!

1

Khaki shorts

Dockers shorts

When the temperature starts rising, those long jeans just have to go. It's hot, they're heavy — not a good combination. Learn from the mistakes of generations past and skip the cutoffs. Instead, rock out a pair of khaki cargo shorts like the Cargo Short by Dockers in British khaki (Dockers, $50). They're cool, comfortable and full of extra storage space in the leg pockets. Dress them up with a polo or light blazer or down with a simple tee.

2

Classic tees

Classic tees

C'mon, Dad. You're a role model for a new generation now. Don't you think it's time to ditch the old T-shirts with the cheap one-liners scrawled across the chest? We do! Instead, pick up a few Classic Tees from Old Navy (starting at $6). You can choose from crew-neck or V-neck shirts and solid colors, patterns or stripes. Dress them up or dress them down — you'll look classic (and be comfortable) either way.

3

Sandals

Sandals

Those flip-flops are great when you're poolside, but please don't wear them everywhere you go this summer, Dad! Pick up a nice pair of sandals, boat shoes or low-top sneakers to wear when you hit the town. Your lady — and your kids — will thank you for it! We love the Un.Vincent by Clarks (Zappos.com, $120), but your options are nearly limitless. Go black or brown, straps or slip-on, open toe or closed.

4

Headgear

Target Fedora hat

Hats are a must in the summer months to protect your head and face from the sun's harmful rays. Plus, they're a fun way to accessorize and show your style. Steer clear of the baseball caps, though. They're a little too high school for a hip dad like you! We love Target's Pork Pie Fedora in brown (Target, $17). It goes with anything, and it's easy on the wallet. Perfect combo!

5

Swim trunks

Nautica trunks

Once summer rolls in, you have to be ready to hit the pool or beach at a moment's notice. Do it in style with these crystal blue Marine Plaid Swim Trunks by Nautica (Macy's, $55). They're bright enough to catch the eye but classic enough to wear with a T-shirt off the beach.

6

Shades

Helix Aviator Sunglasses

You're so hot, you've got to wear shades! Aviators are all the rage this summer, so pick up a pair. These Helix Aviator Sunglasses (Kohl's, $28) are perfectly in style, and they're so easy on the wallet that you can buy a pair in every color.

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