A dusty pink suit or black and white attire? An over sized jacket or a snug blazer? Relaxed trousers or structured pants? Sneakers or shoes? These are the new choices of the styleconscious man as the warm winds of change bring in another fashion season into his world. A sea of smart and exciting options has opened up for the man who loves to look his best all year round. There is a rush of radiant colour, a tsunami of prints and a whirlwind of edgy looks to keep this wardrobe fresh and updated, even as comfort remains top priority in his fashion wardrobe this season. Check out the hottest trends of summer…
Men who despaired of ever getting into the skinny suits of yesterday can heave a sigh of relief. This is the eason of the over-sized and many layered suits in cool colours and light fabrics. This loose and layered look is good for summer, both for the plus-sized man who yearns for extreme comfort, and also good for those who are slim and want to look muscular. Besides the big suits, pants are also getting wider and more voluminous and varied in texture and prints. The key to wearing this look correctly is by teaming over-sized clothes with close fitting attire in order to get the balance right.
Men have a world of choices for their summer wardrobes, right from wrinkle free clothes to garments that wick away perspiration. But it is always best to stick to the basic fabric choices, instead of clever fabric innovations for summer. Cotton, linen and cotton-linen blends are ideal for the warm weather, especially in blazers, summer suits and shirts. Make sure to choose lightweight garments that are in colours like white, beige or cream. Seersucker and tropical wools are also good fabrics to buy for the season.
Stripes are eternally chic and sexy and this year, they are more pronounced and ubiquitous than ever before. From bold, playful, sporty and colourful to elegant – the variety of stripes in the stores are endless. Stripes can be found in many men’s garments like suits and shirts. A made-to-measure striped suit, for instance can look truly elegant even in lighter colours like beige and cream.
Soft pink and faded pastels are high on the popularity charts in men’s year this year. This beautiful colour is all set to take top spot in men’s fashion collections. The colours in the pink palette range from baby pink to gentle rose to bright fuchsia. Many international fashion designers presented menswear in a vast spectrum of pinks on the catwalks this year. Interestingly, the colour pink has also extended to men’s caps, hoodies and sneakers.
Like the big suits, the big shoulder is just as important this year. The big shoulder or the ‘structured shoulder’, as it is called, adds a new dimension to a man’s coat or shirt almost instantly. The look is especially stylish in light blazers and coats and is the must-try-out style of the fashion season.
Remember the camoufl age prints that used to be an intrinsic part of the safari suit of a certain era in the past? Some years ago, these prints were also used in formal wear in a big way. Well, they are back in style this year again, but in a more relaxed and casual manner. You can wear camouflage prints from head to toe or as an accent piece in a suit or with street wear attire.
It’s all about enjoying the moment
Men can look forward to plenty of fun and lightness over this fashion season. It promises to be a summer of contrasts, with 90s type clothes to comfortable sportswear to luxurious light-weight suits and trousers. The best way to enjoy the fashion of the hour is by trying out new style trends, not being afraid to experiment and by learning to enjoy the new colours of summer that can transform both the look and silhouette of the fashionable man.