Must Have Spring Fashion Trends for Men
Not long ago, fashion was something that focused on women, but times are changing. Between 2010 and 2015, online menswear sales outpaced all other categories examined by the research firm IbisWorld. The annual sales increase of 17.4 percent was larger than groceries, shoes, health products and 11 other categories. In some areas of the world, the growth has been even more remarkable, surpassing even womenswear in regions like the U.K.
Clearly men are putting more emphasis on cultivating personal style and investing in their apparel. It is now common to see guys opting for luxury brands that provide superior quality and fit over cargo shorts and t-shirts. Elevate your style beyond passable by incorporating a few of these 2017 spring fashion trends:
High performance dress shirts
Want to perform like a boss at your next meeting or presentation? Then make sure you are wearing a moisture wicking dress shirt. Nothing can ruin a well put-together ensemble like embarrassing sweat stains.
High performance materials have made their way from the locker room to the boardroom to help guys prevent working up a visible sweat when they need to look their best. Designers realized that the high-pressure situations don’t just happen on a court or field. Now you can look great while you stay cool, calm and collected in your button-up.
Keep it casual with fitted joggers
Even men’s loungewear is becoming more high fashion. A few years ago, joggers became the go-to workout gear for women, and then the trend expanded to street style. The flattering cut of joggers (think form-fitting sweatpants) has now caught on in the male marketplace. Every designer is putting out a pair or two, and the designs range from understated to over the top.
Fashion savvy guys are wearing joggers to show off their physique at the gym and running errands around town. It is a sign that men have fully acknowledged the difference a great fit can make no matter what you are wearing.
Stand out with a statement overcoat
The overcoat has always towed the line somewhere between being utilitarian and sophisticated. But on both ends of the spectrum, the design is usually somewhat dull. This year, high-end designers took this staple in a totally different direction by using unexpected fabrics and patterns. From pink to leopard print, the 2017 spring runways showcased many overcoats that qualify as a statement piece.
Flashback to 1990s streetwear
The 1990s were a time of athletic gear, skater shoes and baggy pants. Today’s designers are paying homage with modern versions of 90s style streetwear. Male models donned wide leg shorts with calf socks and expertly executed tracksuits down the spring 2017 runways. Old favorites like Fila have even teamed up with designers to lend their brand name to the new looks.
Above the knee shorts
Shorts for men and women are staying short for 2017. The trend that began a few years ago is going to new extremes. The men’s shorts that went down the spring runways were reminiscent of the thigh-baring fashion from the 1970s. Above the knee shorts now come in every style imaginable – sportswear, pajama style and jeans just to name a few.
Brighten up with yellow
Every season a few colors stand out as the “it” hues. This spring the color of the moment in menswear is yellow. Designers are using bold, bright yellow in every shade for tops, pants, shorts and coats. Be daring with head-to-toe yellow or tone it down by limiting it to just one piece of yellow apparel at a time paired with dark purple or cream – two other it colors at the moment.
Seasonally updated camouflage
We have reached the point where camouflage is less of a trend and more of a seasonally updated staple. However, the fashion forward understand that the print coupled with how camouflage is worn can make or break whether an ensemble looks like it is on trend or trying too hard. To rock the latest camouflage fashion look for toughened up pieces that have an adventurer edge.
These are just a few of the highlights of Spring fashion for men in 2017. What statement are you trying to make with your style?
Article by Layla Davis