What were the big style takeaways from the catwalks of SS’16? Come this spring and you will see an avalanche of Nouveau trends ruling the Menswear segment. From 50’s inspired shirts to rugged denims and overalls, here’s a round-up of the top 5 menswear trends for your new Spring/Summer 2016 wardrobe!
The Retro Effect
Go the Retro way this Spring Summer by donning over-sized polo tees and textured fifties shirts exemplified by the runway collections of Raf Simons and Louis Vuitton. Combine this trend with a well-fitted trouser and accessorize with darker wayfarers for a true fifties vibe. This silhouette works perfectly in darker tones as well as powder hues, but contrast is key when combining colours, to sustain a more polished look.
Work that White Chinos/Trousers
Incredibly complementary with deep navies and pops of bright colours, sport the classic white chinos with dusty brown belts and boots. To get a traditional look, pair up your white bottoms with cable knits, wear them with patterned sweaters for a preppy vintage vibe or simply throw on a washed out Chambray button down to flaunt a classic weekend look.
Jeans are more distressed than ever
Time to make some serious investments in those artfully ripped and destroyed denims; Next season’s denim is rugged, patched, bleached – all but worn out, basically. And while ones that are slashed to pieces might only be for the boldest, the key takeaway of SS’16 is that your jeans should look lived in – whether that’s through a lighter wash or a repair or two.
This year’s Spring Summer collection finally gave a nod to mechanic-like Overalls, mostly featured in hues like dark blacks, cool toned denims and dusky greens. Keep your look low key with a white tee and a simple trainer or amp up the overall quotient of a black pair by wearing all other pieces darker, a la Alexander Wang.
Meet this season’s New Work-to-Weekend Bag: The Sophisticated Backpack
Hankering to go back-to-school shopping but are way past campus life? Here’s some good news for you! Spring summer’s fashion trends are chock-full of grown-up versions of collegiate favs, but our pick is the scholarly resurrection of the almighty backpack. This season’s version isn’t any old knapsack though—it’s sophisticated, work-friendly, and large enough to hold everything you tote around.
The newer version of the boardroom backpack comes in different shapes, sizes and material- boosting the genre to all-new heights of sleekness. Like the slim iteration above from Hermes, cut from navy leather and finished with sparkling chrome hardware, it’s more than smart enough to wear with a suit to the office.