Ultimate Guy’s Guide to Summer

Where to vacation, what to wear and which must-have accessory you should buy for your eyes and ears

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Bose Frames are audio sunglasses you never knew you needed / Bose

Remember when you were a kid and summer felt like an endless stretch of sun, adventure and freedom? We say it still is. From the hottest destinations to the trendiest fits, make the most of the season in style with help from this ultimate summertime guide, which includes the must-have accessory for blasting your summer soundtrack in style.

The Go-To Destination

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Mexico: ’Tis the season to head south of the border. But we’re not talking about the spring-break resorts you may remember from college. Urban explorers and culture nerds will never get bored in Mexico City, where history and modernity meld. Stop by the Frida Kahlo Museum and indulge in the burgeoning foodie scene at a different five-star eatery every night. Booze buffs may prefer Oaxaca, where you can learn the ins and outs of mezcal-making, while nature lovers should experience the epic landscapes and legendary surfing of Baja California.

The Trendiest Fits

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RJC Hawaii Aloha Rayon Shirt / Urban Outfitters
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Dunhill Tropical Bird Silk Shirt / MatchesFashion

Hawaiian: Who would have guessed that the signature dad-on-vacation fit would become such a stylish essential? Tropical is officially on trend, from exotic birds to floral prints. As a bonus, the look is Elvis-approved.

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ASOS Two-Piece Tie Dye / ASOS

Tie dye: Perhaps it’s a coincidence that the 50th anniversary of Woodstock coincides with the return of tie dye, though we’d argue it never really went away. Get groovy with colorful tees and trippy button-ups.

The Ultimate Accessory

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Bose Frames Alto (top) and Rondo (bottom) / Bose
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Bose Frames Alto / Bose

Audio sunglasses: You can’t survive summer without the perfect shades or playlist. These high-tech sunnies give you both. With Bose Frames, audio sunglasses that feature built-in Bose speakers for the dopest personal listening experience ever, you can hang on the beach, go on a hike and even hit the music festival circuit while playing the soundtrack of your life. Yes, the music is coming from inside the sunglasses. Available in two sleek silhouettes, the angular Alto and the more rounded Rondo, the futuristic frames are a product of Bose AR, a first-of-its-kind audio augmented reality platform that combines your digital lifestyle with your real-world one. Talk about the best of both worlds.

The Hottest Songs

Obviously, you’ll need some bumpin’ tunes to go with those frames. Check out these two fire tracks that are sure to become your new summer anthems.

“Just Us”: The new single off DJ Khaled’s 2019 album, Father of Asahd, features the catchy, upbeat vibes we’ve come to expect from Khaled, backing SZA’s infamously angelic vocals. Warning: It’ll make you want to kick off cuffing season early.

“Summer Days”: Prepare to become addicted to this hybrid EDM banger from Martin Garrix. The title really says it all. Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump gives us a lighthearted chorus made to sing along to, with breezy rap moments from Macklemore.