LEAVE THE DREARY WINTER FOG IN YOUR WAKE AND STEP INTO THE SPOTLIGHT IN THIS LATEST FLURRY OF FASHIONABLE UPDATES

by Archana Aithal Rose

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Whether they are accented with precious diamonds, a classic cable chain, or a mighty mess of customizable charms, necklaces for guys are becoming a mainstay in savvy summer dressing. Check out these versatile picks to give your neck some seasonal swag.

David Yurman Streamline Black Titanium Tag with Blue Sapphires
The classic and beloved dog tag necklace gets a sexy revamp in Yurman’s version in ebony-hued titanium with sterling silver and encrusted with vibrant blue sapphires. $3,900, garymichaels.com

John Hardy Men’s Legend Naga Charm Necklace
Anchored by two charms one including a funky blue-eyed serpent, the other a hammered circular charm this handcrafted silver chain is the ultimate punctuation to a crisp summer white tee. $680, leonardojewelers.com

Jorge Adeler Ancient Ferdinand II
The Catholic Coin Pendant Exude holy vibes in this one-of-a-kind piece in 18-karat white gold bale and backing. Featuring yellow gold prongs and an authentic Ferdinand II insignia (Ferd was Holy Roman Emperor from 1617 to 1637). $2,356, neimanmarcus.com

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MAMBO ITALIANO
Incorporating subtle changes to signature suits tailored to perfection with generational proficiency the 50-year old Naples-based luxury brand, Kiton, belted out a spring collection that will safely keep in its corner a cadre of uber-chic buyers. With lightweight fabrics and a vibrant palette inspired by the fishing villages of Naples, the collection takes one through a sartorial journey of often deconstructed pieces, featuring blazers with emphasized waists, tone-on-tone shirts, and a sportswear line with personalized denim pants and avant garde jackets in a recently developed Japanese Kurabo fiber. Paying homage to the nautical life, the sportswear line added to its repertoire technical garments like a parka with detachable sleeves and trousers with cotton jersey inserts to help transition from the boardroom to the boat with ease. kiton.com

PATCHWORK PANACHE
In a fun kaleidoscope of colors, patterns, and textures and as an almost inevitable remnant of last decade’s maximalist culture the 2020s continue the patchwork trend. Not to be mistaken for your grandma’s homemade quilts, new reinterpretations feature mishmash patterns on jeans, bomber jackets, and even on sneakers. And for those who fear looking like an optical illusion, there are more subtle renditions to conquer this cool trend.

Ovada Dune Patchwork-Knit Sweatpants
Can be styled with a neutral tee or with a pop of color either way, these heather and charcoal hued sweatpants, in patchwork brushed fleece with drawstrings and welt pockets, nail the lounging o-duty look. $290, neimanmarcus.com

Alexander McQueen Patchwork Pinstripe Jacket
Elevate everyday formalwear by donning this single-breasted jacket with a slit pocket on the chest, two flap pockets in black, and navy and ivory pinstriped patches. $2,950, alexandermcqueen.com

Ralph Lauren Indigo Patchwork Shirt Sweater
Constructed from cotton and linen yarn dyed with true indigo and black indigo, this also features 50 patches and guernsey-inspired design with mixed stitches. RL cleverly adapts the patchwork trend, too, by keeping these all in the same color family. $1,400, ralphlauren.com