Groshenko’s List: 5 Summer Essentials


Summer is in a full swing, which means time to complement your summer wardrobe with some color has come, if you haven’t already. I’ve discovered that Paul Smith is one of the few designers who has mastered projecting bright and bold colors onto pieces of clothing and accessories in a quite effortless fashion, that inevitably wants you to turn to something different, new, and colorful this summer. The vibrant Italy crafted cotton ‘Artist Stripe’ shirt I am wearing was purchased several years ago, it ventures bright tones of orange, blue, red, and brown that I love.

It goes without saying that white jeans have become a new summer style essential. Whether it’s a first date, clubbing, a Jean Georges Restaurant on a Friday evening (combine with a blazer and suede loafers), or heading to the beach in the Hamptons for a weekend, white jeans should be your go to bottoms this summer. I am wearing cut to slim-straight fit John Varvatos jeans, which are crafted for superior movement made of ninety nine percent cotton, combined with one percent of elastane to craft flexibility of the piece. Regardless of how you decide to wear white jeans, with a blazer, colorful or toned-down shirt, or a t-shirt it will still be an edgy look you need to own.

Loafers and boat shoes are the must haves in the summer, in all shapes and colors. The loafers I am wearing are by my favorite designer that carries years of excellence in providing us with timeless pieces for all occasions. I decided to go for the driving loafers in mint green color with embossed suede – the most comfortable shoes in the men’s collection 2016. Designed in Italy, the pair is leather lined with a crocodile printed rubber sole.

Lately, I have struggled with finding perfect summer sunglasses, ones that would be not too expensive but also durable. Walking in SoHo I found myself by the Diesel store on Spring St. I stepped in to see the selling items, the DL0188 model sunglasses instantly caught my eye – a vintage look and an easy-to-wear attitude – perfect for the summer I thought! You can’t leave the house without a pair of sunglasses.

My summer look is enlivened by a subtle white knit, for the cool summer evenings. Living in the city you never know where the night might take you – evening on a boat, a stroll down by the water, or a rooftop bar. The sweater is made of soft cotton knit with long sleeves, ribbed cuffs, and ribbed crewneck and hem.


Keep it simple – white jeans.

Add color – colored shirts or blazers.

Footwear – loafers or boat shoes.

Sunglasses – vintage and distinctive.

Be bold – white jeans are a statement piece, believe in this style and it will radiant your confidence!


Find the pieces in links provided below






Paul Smith Shirt


Jimmy Choo Shoes


Diesel Sunglasses (DL0188 model)


John Varvatos White Jeans


Gap Sweater



  1. July 11, 2018 / 1:04 pm

    Great post, Albert! Love the colors on the shirt! Keep it up!

  2. Panteha Hajheidari
    August 1, 2018 / 11:12 am

    Wow, great advice. Love your style!

  3. March 7, 2019 / 8:04 pm

    Hi there! Such a great article, thank you!

  4. April 29, 2019 / 6:54 pm

    It works really well for me

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