Now that it’s increasingly acceptable for men to wear florals, designers have upped the design bar and brought in the next must-have — animal print. Wear this pattern with caution and keep it to one statement piece — with the rest of your outfit in shades of blue, black, grey and neutral.
Perhaps a new material to most in terms of wearability but this sumptuous fabric is definitely a familiar option for dressing the feet. Suede is the perfect summertime go-to — provided the skies are clear and we haven’t reached the outrageous mid-summer heat. Throw it over a simple tee and chinos to nail a smart-casual
The Grass Is Always Greener
A nice addition to the traditional male colour palette of neutral and blue, green is a hue you can easily incorporate into any wardrobe without much fuss. With no particular shade to own and designers offering a variety, just choose the shade that works best for you. If in doubt, begin with a faded shade of green and build up the intensity.
If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing it twice, right? Double pocketing is the most functional trend of the season and with twice the amount of pockets — whether it be on the side leg of your trousers or on the front of a corduroy shirt — there is plenty of room for storage. Be sure not to over-do this, lest you lose the dapper edge.
Trousers have gotten a little wider and somewhat shorter this season, with designers injecting a ’90s influence into their designs. Think along the lines of wider straight-cut trousers rather than a fit-and-flare ’70s style. Colours should be kept dark and simple, paired with boots if worn with jeans, or loafers if worn with lighter styles like chinos and pants.