5 Best Menswear S/S 2018 Trends

 You know the rules – new season, new runways and collections, which in turn means a plethora of new trends. Now, by no means should you fall prey to all the trends. You probably already have your style persona all built up, and if that’s the case, kudos to you. Finding your signature style takes time, effort and work to develop and cultivate an impeccable taste. However, incorporating a few new trends is always a plus as it helps keep your wardrobe and style fresh and up to date. Just make sure you choose the trends that are either completely in sync with your current wardrobe, or the ones that are a bit out of the box but you’re confident you’ll make them work and still not lose track of who you are in terms of fashion. Now that that’s covered, let’s take a peek of the five best trends we’ve handpicked for you from the vast universe of new ones and then you can make an informed decision as to which ones you’ll gravitate towards the most.

 

A 90-degree shift

Breton stripes (horizontal) have been a timeless staple in both women’s and men’s wardrobes for decades, but this season the designers decided to play to a certain degree – 90 degrees to be precise. Now, in order not to make a style mistake, take the safe route –  the absolute best vertical stripes as spotted on runways for the spring and summer collection are straight, narrow and deployed across T-shirts, as well as short-sleeved shirts and cuffed joggers. The choice of color is up to you, but in order to keep your shirts and tees slightly understated while still interesting, keep to the classics – black and white, white and grey and navy and light blue combinations. Keep the rest of your attire pattern free if you aren’t as fashion-savvy as some, because it takes plenty of experience and expertise to make a double vertical stripe look great.

The slightly modified timeless

The eternal staple every man should have at least one of (but preferably several) is undeniably a great suit. Now, the suit trends of SS 2018 have shown us that the cult classic has gone through a bit of a transformation. For instance, in latest menswear collections, we had the chance to see vertically striped blazers with wide-leg jeans (very ‘80s), but also more modern cuts such as the light and flowy navy suit with a built-in belt paired with a tropical print shirt. On the other hand, we had designers do rendition of the suit which consisted of greyish-blue above the ankle trousers featuring subtle stripes and what appears to look like a modified puffer jacket with camel lapel and dusty pink sleeves. Now, you are free to follow any spring suit trend that you feel most drawn to or stick with classic suits if you’re that guy. At least the options are there and they are versatile as you can find amazing men’s suits in Sydney, New York, London and essentially all over the world. The cut is a matter of preference, as you will look the finest in the one that suits you best.

Monochromatic athleisure

It’s no secret that athleisure is no longer a trend – it’s a movement and a lifestyle. As such, it has taken many shapes and forms such as wearing suits with sneakers, hoodies with blazers, but one of the most appealing, not to mention practical and sleek variations is monochromatic athleisure. Now, you do have the freedom to choose an oversized tee, slouchy jeans or track pants and slides in a color you find yourself most drawn to, but the summer heat and white are a match made in heaven. Your outfit will reflect light instead of absorbing it and you will look cool and sleek even during a heatwave.

Club Tropicana drinks are free

Ok, vertical stripes may have taken the gold home, but when it comes to the silver, it’s safe to say that Hawaiian shirts, which have made a tremendous comeback, have definitely earned it, and there’s nothing shameful about coming second. However, this trend isn’t meant for all men. You need to have a certain dose of nonchalance and styling skills. Yes, if you want to rock something as bold as a Hawaiian shirt and still look absolutely flawless, your best bet is to pair it with tailored pieces – like a fine pair of suit trousers, and not add any other print into the mix.

You’ll love this

If you’re getting a bit tired of wearing sneakers all the time and simply can’t manage to cram the athleisure element in everything you wear, you will love this breath of fresh air – the return of the loafers. Yes indeed, loafers have made a comeback, so you no longer have to feel like you have to choose between classic and at times overly dressy derby or oxford shoes and sneakers. Now you have the best of both worlds – the comfort of the sneaker and the sleek effect of a derby shoe all in one, and the best part is, you can wear them with anything and on any occasion.

So now that you got the 411, what are your thoughts, and more importantly, what’s already in your carts?

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