So, you’ve ordered a few short-sleeve Henleys, or maybe someone gave you one for your birthday or Christmas, but you still haven’t worn it a single time? That happens more than you’d think!
Many guys are confused about when to wear short-sleeved Henley tees, and the question “will I look silly” stops them from even trying.
Well, the days of confusion are over because we’re here to share everything you need to know and share our best advice about when to wear and how to style short-sleeve Henleys. Keep reading!
The king of casual
The great thing about Henley tees is that they are true kings of casual wear, as you can see in this website: freshcleantees.com/collections/short-sleeve-henleys
So if you’re wondering where the best place to wear it is, the answer is pretty much anywhere! Short-sleeved Henleys are versatile and will work perfectly for most casual and sometimes even smart-casual situations.
Running errands on your day off? Put on a Henley, your favorite jeans, and a leather jacket or a bomber jacket. Perfection!
Meeting friends at your local bar? Nothing will be more comfortable, casual yet still super stylish Henley tee paired with a tailored zip-up hoodie.
Casual Friday at the office? Throw on this awesome tee, put on chinos, a zip-up hoodie, or an unbuttoned shirt. Looking great there, champ! Hot summer day in the city? Everybody looks great in a Henley paired with stylish linen pants.
But even if you have a smart casual occasion like summer lunch with the in-laws, your trusty Henley has your back! Wear black jeans or navy chinos, grab an unstructured blazer, and you’ll be stylish and comfortable.
Lastly, Henleys can also easily be worn for active weekends in nature, hikes, or even your weekly basketball or football match at the park. All you need is some comfy joggers or shorts.
Styling a Henley is pretty easy because it stands out on its own, and you don’t need any special pieces. To be honest, you probably have everything at home anyway?
Let’s do a closet check! Take everything out and see if you can find jeans, cargo pants, chinos, shorts, linen pants, joggers?
Now let’s check your tops and outerwear. You’ll probably find denim and leather jackets, blazers, cardigans, a puffer vest, and a bomber jacket somewhere there too. Even if you have only half of these pieces, you can create fabulous outfits in seconds!
Last but not least, let’s go open the shoe closet. A Henley outfit will look great with sport or leather sneakers, Chelsea boots, loafers, hiking boots, brogues…Yes, you have many options to choose from!
How to choose a Henley
Whether you have an excellent Henley selection or not, you can always do with another short-sleeve tee. We’ve got a few tips for choosing the best one and looking top-notch for any occasion.
First of all, make sure you always get just high-quality tees. You want fabrics like cotton, Pima cotton, merino wool, or cotton and polyester blends for stretchiness. They should come in fantastic options and colors and should be super comfortable.
Secondly, you need the right fit. The best short sleeve Henely hugs your figure nicely and highlights your body without revealing its minor flaws.
When you’re trying a Henley on, make sure that the shoulder seams lie flat and don’t droop, the length of the tee should be about a couple of inches below the lower edge of the belt, and you want the tee on a tighter side yet not something that looks like a wetsuit.
Need some simple outfit ideas you can save on your phone and have handy when in crisis? We’ve got you. Don’t be afraid to modify and experiment with colors and combinations, though; that’s where you can find some of the best looks.
With a check shirt and cargo pants
A short-sleeved Henley will look great and create a 90s inspired look if you pair it with a classic check shirt and cargo pants for the ultimate weekend look. Opt for a more oversized flannel shirt so you’d don’t end up all scrunched up underneath. Go for traditional khaki or navy, black or gray cargo pants, and add Chelsea or hiking boots to the mix.
With jeans and canvas sneakers
Try this relaxed and spring and summer-appropriate look of Henley, blue jeans, and canvas sneakers. It’s such a simple outfit, yet you’ll find yourself resorting to it often.
The canvas sneakers can but don’t have to be color-coordinated with your tee, and you can, of course, try other color denim – a dark blue or gray jean option is a good idea!
With chino shorts and loafers
Spring is here, and soon we’ll have summer, so a lovely tee paired with chino shorts and loafers is the ideal choice for your summer trips and weekends in the city.
We love experimenting here and choosing brighter and bolder colors for both the t-shirt and shorts to develop inspiring styles. Loafers round up the outfit and give you a preppy and sexy vibe.
With joggers and minimalist sneakers
If you need a look for a laid-back weekend or you simply love street style, you can create a fantastic outfit with some luxurious joggers, minimalist sneakers, and a short sleeve Henley.
It can even be your work-from-home look or designated outfit for coffee runs. It’s also super comfortable for road trips and air travel. Sunny and hot? Add a cap and your favorite sunglasses!
With a blazer and chinos
Our last look is perfect for casual office and other semi-formal occasions. A Henley can be an excellent substitute for traditional shirts under your blazer, and swapping your slacks with chinos will make the look pop. We love pairing the outfit with classic Oxford shoes or loafers.
Henley is ideal for accessorizing, so don’t be afraid to add a nice leather or silver bracelet, a larger watch, and even a minimalistic necklace.
Again, since we’re talking casual styles, your imagination is the limit!