MENSWEAR TRENDS YOU’LL SEE EVERYWHERE THIS AUTUMN
Fashion is one of the most accessible mediums for self-expression. It’s one of the best ways to put your personality on display and send a message to the world. Every piece you wear communicates something. You may think you’re exempt from this and that you don’t care about fashion. But that in itself is a message too. With this in mind it’s pretty clear how much of an impact fashion has on each of our lives. If you’re planning a shopping trip but feel like your creativity well is running dry, you should get inspiration from the latest menswear trends that are bound to leave their mark on the upcoming season. Keep in mind that fashion fads shouldn’t be followed blindly. Just because something is all the rage at the moment, you shouldn’t jump into making impulsive purchases. First of all, you’re likely going to get bored of it soon if it’s not your style and then regret spending the money. And secondly, since trends change so fast, running after the latest craze will leave you with a wardrobe full of clothes that don’t team well together. It’s much better to develop your own style and add your personal touch into everything you wear. That’s when you’ll really make an impression. You never know, you might even have other people come to you and ask for fashion advice.
Double denim looks have long been considered a fashion faux-pas. It’s not difficult to see why, as a simple Google search will show you some not so fashionable examples. Denim on denim can look sketchy, but the trend has been resurging every few years, showing its enduring appeal. The key now lies in the difference in textures and the sheer range of pieces that are made from denim which means there’s a twist on the classic jeans and denim jacket combo. You can choose from oversized shirts or t-shirts, bucket hats and even sneakers. When it comes to jeans themselves, go for frayed hems, faux leather insertions, patchwork, and distressed cuts. When it comes to the fit, baggy is still in style. And although the typical rule dictates that wearing oversized trousers means you must put on a tight top or vice versa, you can take it a step further and go for head to toe oversized.
This is a bold trend with a capital T. Wearing a see-through shirt with any type of outfit will truly elevate it and give it just the right amount of edge to make it cool. It works for casual outings and you can easily pair it with a pair of oversized, leather bermuda shorts, as well as suits for a more formal occasion. If you’re somewhere where you have to abide by dress code rules, you can always add something underneath, like a tank top or t-shirt. Depending on the colour scheme, you can either choose something in the same shade so that it looks like a unitary ensemble, or something completely different and create colour blocking. There are many types of fabrics you can choose from, ranging from silky gauze to transparent latex. Whichever you choose, it’ll add texture to your outfits and make you stand out from the crowd. If you feel confident enough (and the environment permits), you can wear a sheer top with nothing underneath and layer a cropped blazer on top.
Finally for a trend relating to colours rather than the pieces, we can talk patterns. When the colder season rolls in and the days start getting grey and dreary, you’ll want to wear something daring and loud to chase away the gloominess of the weather. The easiest (yet bravest) way to go about this trend is to wear a patterned set. Whether a suit or a loungewear ensemble, it’s one of the best ways to look fashion-forward without much effort. Patterns can be difficult to match chromatically, especially if you don’t want to go for the typical option of pairing the patterned piece with something white or black. If you don’t have an ornamented piece in your wardrobe yet, it doesn’t mean you’ll have to resign yourself to spending a lot on a designer piece. There’s plenty of options you can find for a much more affordable price. Scout your local vintage or thrift store to find garments you’ll see on anyone else you’ll pass by on the street. You can also try to find alternatives online. The advantage of digital shopping is that you can access stores from all over the world. However, be sure to purchase only from trusted sources. There are many fake websites that’ll drain your bank account the moment you type in your card details. If this has happened to you, you can contact a data breach lawyer to get a better idea of the steps you must take next to make sure you come out of the event as unscathed as possible. When styling patterned clothing, most people are worried about creating a cohesive ensemble. You can upgrade your fit by combining pieces with different textures, such as patterned silk trousers with a chunky knit, turtleneck sweater, or a satin shirt with a geometric print in pastel colours with an understated pair of black leather trousers or a pleated leather skirt.
Hoodies and cardigans
These cold season staples will never go out of style. The only things that change are the patterns and fabrics. Wool-blend hoodies are a great piece if you want to get the usual athleisure comfort with a drop of elegance. It’ll work great over a shirt with a crisp collar and a tailored, austere coat on top. Baggy knits are also all the rage for sweater weather. They’re the best way to keep both toasty and stylish at the same time. The warmest cardigans can even be used as outerwear depending on the average temperatures where you live. If you want to add some definition to the oversized look, add a belt. The modern individual has a lot of clothes in their wardrobe, most of which go unworn. That’s not only bad for your finances, it’s also bad for the environment. When you go shopping, remember that the only person that should love your clothes is you. No matter what you buy, make sure it fits your personal style and makes you feel confident. Those are the most important aspects.