MEN’S SPRING / SUMMER 2017 TRENDS

We may be in the midst of winter, but thinking of next season’s wardrobe should be high on your priority list. So I’ve taken a look at some of the biggest trends to hit the streets from the runway this spring/summer 2017, and show you how to achieve them.

Wider Collared Shirts

Over the past few seasons, we’ve started to see in menswear shapes and silhouettes become looser and let 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 are certainly at the top of my lists next season.

Sports Luxe

The sports luxe trend has been around for some time now, and it isn’t going away anytime soon. Its practicality and comfort are 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

Slogan T-shirts have become something of a staple amongst fashion followers alike. With big designers producing their own version 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.

Tonal Looks

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 ss17 trend with something a little different. Try going for an all grey or an all navy tonal look as their 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.

The Final Word

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 2017, or, opt for a wider leg trouser or chino. These are shapes that we’re constantly seeing and we feel that they are ss17 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 2017, but remember, vary up your shades to add detail and contrast.

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