Hellloooooo, how are you all today?? I’ve had a pretty miserable day to be honest; on top of that the weather was CRAP! I’ve had bad luck all day, was late for work, got told off which wasn’t exactly a great start to the day! To add to the misery I got drenched in the rain and the stupidly powerful winds broke my brolly! I got whiplashed by the rain and my bag strap broke and so on.
So back to the post, I thought I shall do something different today and write a post on fashion trends and styling for men. 🙂 After a certain ‘friend’ was complaining that I had no posts on advising guys on fashion and styling, so this is for you! Ok so we all know guys love their fashion just as much as women do, you all want to stay on trend and look good, not just to impress but for your own self confidence.
So what I’ve done is just created a few outfits that are very much in trend right now and will be for a while, these outfits are perfect for your winter wardrobe as well as to last you throughout the entire year. Here we go, outfit number one:
Red quilted patch sweatshirt – £32.00 – Topman
Mustard coloured trousers – £29.99 – Zara
Navy Borg lined hooded sweater – £55.00 – River Island
Shoelab “Fiction” brown boots – £30.00 – Topman
Toms original red pope toe canvas shoe – £36.00 – Topman
Ok so we have outfit number one and this is what I call, nautical influence, as the colours seen are inspired from this the original nautical trend. So basically what I did is started with the key item, the sweatshirt as I loved the quilted effect and the rich colour, I then created the rest of the outfit to best match this. So we have the mustard trousers to create the contrast between the rich red, paired with this navy blue sweater to add a more grounded colour. Now I would have paired with the quilt detail boots which are actually brown as this would keep the outfit subtle and toned down. So you don’t end up looking like a skittles packet! However for those of you that are more daring, wear the red toms, a pop of colour as well as matching one of the original primary colours from the coat.
The great thing about each of these items is that they are very easy to mix with various other colours and items, remove the navy blue sweater and add an American sports jacket.
Double breasted coat – £99.00 – Zara
Grey cotton skinny chinos – £15.00 – Topman
Black brogue boots – £35.00 – Topman
Print white t-shirt – £18.00 – Topman
Ok so we have outfit number two, now this is something I call Avant Garde, basically inspiration from fashion trends and styles from the 1920’s, 1930’s. So what I have here is SO in trend right now and what I have to say coming from a girl, this trench coat look is so attractive, stylish and suave! So ok I wanted to add a little bit of colour because I don’t know about you guys but I like to stand out from other s. That is why I picked this maroon coloured coat, still has the same effect as that of the traditional beige. (This was my statement piece) I then added the grey chinos alongside; the grey will stand out but still allow the coat to be the first thing you see. You also have to realise you need to keep within the right colour palettes, like mixing a bright statement colour such as maroon with say brown is just fashion suicide. You always need to play around with the colours, if you have one main colourful piece like this coat then mix within the subtle pastels and greys. Finally the white t-shirt with its minimal print detail, will just tone down the outfit, wear with these brogue inspired boots, to add a touch of vintage style.
Navy wool duffel coat – £40.00 – Topman
Burgundy cord skinny jeans – £18.00 – Topman
Grey placed pattern jumper – £15.00 – Topman
Fur lined hi top sneaker – £39.99 – Zara
Now time for outfit number three, this is what I call the new revival, this trend is all about, reinventing certain items, bringing back styles and trends from the past and creating your very own re invented outfit. So my statement piece here was the duffle coat, this navy toggle coat is perfect for the winter seasons. For those of you not fully keen on the long trench coats etc. This is perfect as you can just wear layers underneath to stay warm. So next we have the red cord trousers, which I love but only a few guys actually have the guts to wear this but trust me the ladies love a guy that can pull these off and this is how! Pairing these trousers with something like this coat creates contrasting textures and colours. Paired with this knitted jumper, which also shares the maroon hues from the trousers, still allowing the outfit to match. Finally these brown high tops keep the rest of the outfit in check and still allow you to show a little swagger.
College jacket – £39.99 – Zara
Mustard coloured trousers – £29.99 – Zara
Light brown jogger trousers – £40.00 – River Island
Fur lined High top sneaker – £29.99 – Zara
San Francisco t-shirt – £15.99 – Zara
Black million dollar reading glasses – £14.00 – Topman
Ok so were on to the final look now, the ever popular preppy look, for those of you that are unsure of what this equates to, it is basically your nerd gone cool, simple. Who says a geek can’t look cool? Ok so here I have this American football jacket, slightly different in colour to ones we see regularly, this green and blue ensemble is something different and goes with a lot more colours. Now I liked the idea of both these colours from the chinos/jeans here, I like the yellow jeans paired alongside the plum from the t-shirt and toned down by the black boots. However that is a look that says ‘hey look at me’ for those of you looking for a toned down version, wear with these stone coloured jeans as it will allow the t-shirt to pop more too. Both jeans id say tuck in slightly in the boots to create a messy look, effortlessly cool is what I was meant to say sorry. Finally to complete the look there are some geek reading glasses! 🙂
Here are a few snapshots of celebs and such sporting some of the latest trends, just to give you an idea…
Ooooooh Ed Westwick..(sorry). Here he is sporting the preppy look!
Just keeps getting better!
Dont know this guy, but I love his style
Ok so that’s all we have for now, I hoped that helped all of you to identify the current trends as well some ideas of how to put together your outfits and ( to that one person in particular) Enjoy reading 🙂