It’s really no secret that I love, I’m going say it again LOVE menswear. Menswear has certainly come a long way, especially in recent years. The gents are just as eager to identify trends and carving out their own personal fashion style. Designers are listening by creating more in depth lines including ready to wear and fantastic accessories. Social media relating to this topic are exploding. Bloggers, Pinterest and Instagram are helping the fashion hungry gain style tips and information on how to look on point. I adore my male clients and truly enjoy styling for one of my favorite menswear magazines “Talk of the Town”. Here are a few of my desired summer trends.
Blackout Watches: A timepiece not only helps keep you punctual, but also it’s truly the safest and easiest way a man can accessorize. If you are looking to stay on top of this season’s trend, select an all black watch. It’s effortlessly cool and undeniable masculine. Nearly every brand from luxury high end to mass marketers incorporates this model into their repertoire. Since it has more of a sporty feel, try it with your weekend garb vs. teaming with your 9 to 5 suits.
Seeing Red: This rich hue is one of this seasons must have colors. Red is a strong tone, therefore needs to be matched with softer and natural shades. Now is not the time to grab a suit in this color, leave that for the runway. Rather select a blazer, pants or shorts in this hue, otherwise go subtle with a pocket square or tie.
Stripes: Reach for stripes this summer as the nautical look is thoroughly prevailing. It’s one of the easiest patterns to pull off mixing well with other prints and should be in every modern gents wardrobe. Both luxury designers and high street giants are putting a new twist on the traditional classic. This season the stripes are wide, vertical and bold in color. Grab this print in a blazer, t-shirt or sweater. Just make sure you anchor your look with basics and muted surrounding pieces.
Denim: Currently, denim is not just for your legs. Designers decided to redefine this hardwearing fabric into pieces aside from jeans. They have created a modern twist by using this cloth for blazers, trench coats and shirts. Over the summer, you will see while browsing through stores pieces that reflect era of the 1970′s, the century’s most psychedelic decade. The denim jacket made popular by Levi is back and is paired with your favorite skinny denim. Make sure you keep it modern by teaming a simple t-shirt or crisp button down.
Backpacks: Now more than ever, brand directors are incorporating into their lines chic and stylish pieces for the well-traveled man. This season the backpack has taken center stage. Not the traditional school black canvas backpack, but a sleek version in exotic skins and leathers with unique hardware and interesting details. Grab one for your carry-on as it’s a sure fire way of looking super stylish walking to your gate.
Athletic Wear. Once again this season, designers incorporated the “athletic inspired” appearance into their lines, not to be donned while lifting iron. You will see sport inspired clothing with more of a dress up feel in fabrics such as neoprene, mesh and cotton jersey. This also includes the all white sneaker and retro baseball hats.
Modern Loafer: This time of year, you will see a modern spin on traditional designs, while shopping in the shoe department. The loafer is no exception, with options in an array of bold hues and tassels including beaded adornment. Skip the socks, cuff the denim and pair with a simple cotton t-shirt or a fresh button down.
Tie Clips: Tie clips have made their return to be wildly popular, as of recent with shows like “Mad Men.” This trend is for the male who likes to dabble that bygone era. The tie clip is known to be more fashionable then it is functional. More and more jewelers are putting their own spin onto this trend with embellished silver bars, colored metal and interesting shapes.
The Fedora: The fedora has resurged thanks to celebrities sporting them everywhere. If you are looking for something to freshen up your wardrobe, this style hat is for you. This season the fedora brim is slightly longer and the shades are lighter. Placement is key; it should frame your eyes and not hide your face.
As always I hope I have inspired you to look outside your comfort zone and try something new.
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