There is a lot more to men’s grooming than fantastic skincare. In order to feel good and look good from head to toe, make sure you are up to date with the latest summer styles! Here are the top 5 trends to look out for this spring/summer 2015.
- Wearing all white
White-on-white ensembles offer a minimalistic look that makes a refreshing change to bold patterns and colours that are becoming all too common in menswear. This trend even extends to men’s footwear as now all white tennis shoes are increasingly popular, especially now that muddy puddles are no longer a concern. Head-to-toe stark white can be an ambitious look, and may not work for those of you with a fairer skin tone. Off-white shades such as cream, beige and ivory are often much more doable and help to create a more elegant look.
- Patterns and Prints
Camouflage and floral prints can seem like a difficult fashion statement to pull off, but there is such a wide-ranging variety of pieces available in both high street and designer stores making it easier for you to get on board with this fashion trend. Camouflage is a print that is now deep-rooted within many men’s wardrobes, and this season these prints can be seen in the Spring/Summer 2015 collections from designers such as Valentino, N. Hoolywood and Mark McNairy. Floral prints are a clear example of the 1970s influence currently making its mark on menswear. Topman Design has encompassed the power of blooms, showing yellow and black daisy print shirts in their SS15 collection.
- Sleeveless Blazers
As the summer approaches and the weather slowly improves; it’s time to change up your wardrobe. A long sleeved shirt and blazer is often too hot for the summer months, so rather than sweltering in the heat, simply wear a waistcoat on its own and roll up your shirt sleeves! A waistcoat is the most versatile part of any three-piece suit and as the summer approaches it becomes something of a “sleeveless” blazer; it’s a perfect way to beat the heat while looking dapper.
Pastel colours are a huge fashion trend this summer as the pastel tones complement the warmer weather perfectly. If dressing head to toe in pastel seems too daunting, consider a simple pair of chinos in traditionally masculine shades such as sky blue, mint green or pale purple. These will slot seamlessly into your current wardrobe and look great paired with crisp white T-shirts and Polo’s. If you really want to embrace this trend, renowned Savile Row tailors Gieves & Hawkes, Richard James and Hardy Amies have always shown a fondness for pastel tailoring, showcasing everything from mint green to sky blue.
- Bomber Jackets
Bomber jackets are lightweight making them a perfect fit for the summer weather. A minimal bomber jacket is incredibly versatile as it can be used for more casual looks when coupled with a pair of distressed jeans and leather trainers, or for dressing up with a button-down, sweatshirt and cropped trousers. There are so many different options available, so if you want to make more of a statement with your jacket, you can even opt for a printed jacket and incorporate two top fashion trends in one item of clothing!
Preparing your spring/summer wardrobe for work, smart and casual looks in the unpredictable British weather is not easy. Yet equipping yourself with these five key trends gives you enough flexibility to put an outfit together that you can be sure is on trend.