We may be in the midst of winter, but thinking of next season’s wardrobe should be high on your priority list. We take a look at some of the biggest trends to hit the streets from the runway this spring/summer, and we show you how to achieve them without the designer price tag.
Wider Collared Shirts
Over the past few seasons we’ve started to see shapes and silhouettes become looser and less restrictive in their fitting – a far cry from the skin tight jeans and high-rise T-shirts that have dominated menswear for some time now. When it comes to shirting, the wide collar, or Cuban collar to some, may be the next venture into menswear.
Wide Leg Trousers
The wide leg trouser has become somewhat of a staple in men’s wardrobes over the last few seasons. With its relaxed fit and smart look, the wide leg trousers is a spring/summer trend to watch out for. With their ability to be smartened up with a formal shirt or dressed down with simple tee and trainers, the wide leg trousers is certainly at the top of our lists next season.
This is one of those surprising trends, especially if you take what goes down the catwalk seriously. Typically high fashion is pretty out there, but for spring/summer 2018 there have been specks of normality and this has been elevated. Expect dad shoes, straight leg trousers and plenty of fleece.
The likes of Lanvin and Martine Rose presented us with collections heavily referencing mountaineering for spring/summer 2018. Think technical jackets with more pockets than you need, in colours straight out of the nineties.
The sports luxe trend has been round for some time now, and it isn’t going away any time soon. Its practicality and comfort is what makes this trend so appealing. You can interpret sports luxe however you want – team a smart shirt with a pair of joggers and a formal shoe, or a sports jacket with a pair of chinos and trainers. It’s completely up to you how you go about this summer trend.
Slogan T-shirts have become something of a staple amongst fashion followers, with big designers producing their own versions of this latest fashion trend. However, you don’t need to be paying top prices for something that you can get at an extremely affordable price. The slogan tee looks great tucked into a pair of trousers and then teamed with a casual trainer. The likes of Christopher Bailey over at Burberry and Demna Gvasalia at Balenciaga have very much championed this.
Nothing beats a great tonal look as they make dressing just that little bit easier. We all know the classic all-black tonal look as it’s been championed by so many people over the years, but tackle this SS18 trend with something a little different.
Try going for an all grey or an all navy tonal look as they’re great colours for both smart and casual looks. Try wearing a navy suit with a navy T-shirt, but keep the T-shirt in a contrasting tone to the suit. This adds a point of difference to your look without it being too out there.
Men’s Spring/Summer 2018 Trends
- Wide collar shirts are great for a more statement look.
- Wide leg trousers offer a different shape to your outfit.
- Sports luxe isn’t going anywhere, team a smart shirt with joggers for an abstract look.
- Printed T-shirts work perfectly for a causal outfit.
- Tonal outfits are perfect for both smart and casual looks, but vary up your shades.
- Normcore has made its way to the catwalk and therefore should be in your wardrobe.
- Technical jackets – along the line of what mountaineers wear.
On That Note
The trick with tackling trends is to work them into your everyday wardrobe. This may seem a bit tricky with some of them, but a little confidence and some know-how go a long way. Try a wide collar shirt for an alternative this spring/summer 2018, or opt for a wider leg trouser or chino. These are shapes that we’re constantly seeing and we feel that they are SS18 staples for every man. Sports luxe and printed T-shirts are a perfect way to incorporate shape and texture into your wardrobe. Play around with smart and casual pieces to create your own look, or add a statement tee to liven up an outfit. Go for tonal if you want to keep things smart this spring/summer, but remember to vary your shades to add detail and contrast.