While spring may not have officially sprung just yet, it’s certainly time to start thinking about making a few additions to your wardrobe before the new season arrives. Men’s clothing trends may not change as markedly as women’s, but it still pays to stay up to date and rock a fresh new look now and then.
Jeans Become Wider
Spring 2012 looks to be the time to put your skinny jeans to the back of the wardrobe, with wider legs increasingly making their presence known on the catwalks. In fact, the general trend seems to be moving toward looser fits that emphasise casual comfort – this is underlined by the prevalence of denim workout pants in a number of spring collections, pleat detailing on dress shirts and the return of Chukka boots.
Find The Right Blazer
In keeping with the casual undertones, unlined blazers are being worn for all occasions – not just the office or a party, but as accessories to a dressed-down outfit. In a neutral colour like beige or grey, blazers can work with almost any colour combination. Formal and casual are blending together for the new season, so re-examine how items you already own could be used in a different way.
If you are dressing up for an occasion this spring, double-breasted suits continue to be popular, and suits in general are getting looser and boxier. The classic white shirt is never out of fashion, but if you’re feeling daring, tartans and checks are more acceptable now than they’ve been for a long time – and as the temperatures rise, you might want to don the mod-influenced ankle-cropped pants that are coming into vogue.
The Colors are Bright
As far as colors go, shades specialist Pantone predicts this spring will see brave, bold colours like tangerine and bright yellow come into fashion, combined with navy blues for balance. Alternatively, pair up classics like khaki with deep, robust reds, and for sportswear keep an eye on blues and greens.
All there’s left to say is happy shopping!