With spring officially beginning this week, it’s high time to push your sweaters, heavy coats, and scarves to the back of your wardrobe and re-introduce yourself to light, breathable fabrics, shorter trousers, and pastels.
We’ve rounded up the predicted trends in men’s fashion for spring (and a bit of summer) and are here to advise you how easy it is to incorporate them into your wardrobe. These wearable, smart looks will take you from daytime to evening and don’t (necessarily) require a lot of effort.
Suns out, g…o sockless.
You thought we were going to say the sun’s out, guns out, didn’t you? While, yes, you can certainly show those off, you can also show off a bit of ankle. There are a few things to keep in mind when going sockless.
Instead of rolling your jeans, trousers, or chinos, have a pair tailormade to be cropped just above (or at) your ankle. By heightening the hem as opposed to rolling it, you’re creating a more refined look. Likewise, be sure that your choosing straight legged, slim, or even skinny trousers. You might be able to pull off a wide-legged cropped pair of pinstripes, but we can’t guarantee anything!
The look can be quite versatile depending on what you’re pairing it with. If you’re going for a casual look, try pairing your cropped trousers with a t-shirt and brogues, trainers, or desert boots. But don’t be afraid to dress-up with loafers, low tops, or driving shoes.
Monochromatic not monotone
While black-on-black ensembles likely saw you through the winter, it’s time to breathe some life into your wardrobe. This season, we’re seeing tonal outfits in nearly every variation. Grey and navy are a good place to start if you’re apprehensive but don’t shy away from colors like beige, especially for more formal events like a summer wedding. Use slightly different shades of the same color in up to three pieces in any outfit for a crisp, effortless look that’ll stand out this spring.
While we’ve seen pastel, blush pink everywhere and on everyone for the last 15+ years, this year the colour is growing up a bit. If you aren’t a fan of the popped-collar-millennial look, pay attention.
Casual light pink jackets and tailored suit coats go perfectly with white chinos or trousers and linen suits pop in understated shades of rose. Even hot pink – yes, we said it – has been catching our eyes, particularly when apart of a bold, patterned accessories like ties. If you’re just testing the waters (and not going bare ankle) subtly incorporate the trendy shade into a pair of socks.