Neutrals have long remained deployed by men as a way of attaching other, more vibrant pieces. Don’t just carry on doing the same old outfits, though. Learn to layer in different ways and use new styling tricks, such as tucking in a polo shirt or mixing the trend with another, like wide-leg trousers.
2. Vertical Stripes:
Much like checks, it’s hard to remember a time when stripes weren’t in favor. Vertical stripes were all over the runways at the recent London Fashion Week Men’s and New York Fashion Week, applied to everything from T-shirts to tailoring. They really can work for any style, bold or subtle.
3. Refined Athleisure:
It’s safe to say the menswear world has been under siege from sportswear for countless years, and with each season, key casual pieces have become more acceptable in all situations. This subtle styling tool has been seen across the menswear shows and street style snaps.
4. Cuban Collars:
The best of these shirts come in cotton or linen, so light and airy on a hot day – and flattering. The cut can look extremely sleek and can be combined with a leather jacket and some slim-fit jeans for a rock ’n’ roll update of an old-school classic.
5. Lightweight Parkas:
If you are thinking if parkas are a smart choice for summer, then let me assure that they are. These designs are much lighter than the chill-deflecting winter variants we’ve been seeing in recent seasons.
6. Looser Suits:
Tailoring is being let loose. The switch from skinny and slim suiting to something more unwieldy was widespread, with designers such as Demna Gvasalia at Balenciaga and Tomas Maier at Bottega Veneta also propping up the trend for a broader-shouldered silhouette.
Menswear is once again warming up to the idea that more just might be more. Slogans – whether printed on T-shirts or embroidered on the back of a jacket – also cropped up, proving that, in a world where freedom of speech and movement seems increasingly at stake.