Whether you pride yourself on being fashion-forward or just want to impress your date with your savvy style, here are five of the top men’s fashion trends for spring that I featured today on KPLR Channel 11 News at Noon.
Stripes: Stripe it up!Designers Gucci, Dolce & Gabanna, and Jean Paul Gaultier were lining up to show this trend. Whether you prefer a fresh colorblocked look, vintage pinstripes, or a timeless nautical vibe, try a striped button-down shirt, hoodie, tee, shorts, or tie. Bands of color even work on pants or shorts when paired with a neutral top.
Old Navy: blue striped henley tee $17.94, white colorblock striped polo $14.94, grey striped hoodie $26.94
Bold prints: To be solidly on-trend, wear a wacky pattern! This spring, just about anything goes: sneaky critters like spiders, whimsical polka dots, geometric shapes, global motifs, and (for the bravest among you), tiny flowers. You can ease into this trend with a printed necktie, belt, bowtie, socks, or button-down shirt beneath a monochromatic sweater. Prints are so popular that they are easily found at every price point, from affordable options at H&M to splurge items from Louis Vuitton and Burberry.
H&M: white print scarf $12.95, green graphic camo print shirt $24.95, navy chino shorts $29.95, denim tribal print shirt $24.95
Camouflage: Arm yourself with extra style this spring by wearing a camouflage print piece Camo has been fighting to stay trendy for several seasons now and shows no signs of defeat. You won’t be able to blend into your surroundings wearing a camo garment, so stick to just one piece with sleek neutrals: a jacket, a tie, pants, or tennis shoes. Combat the winter doldrums with items from Valentino, Ralph Lauren, and J. Crew.
Dillard’s: Ralph Lauren camo cargo shorts $89.50; white classic fit shirt $89.50; blue t-shirt $39.50
Spring suits: This spring, it’s all about modern updates of your classic suit! Gucci, Perry Ellis, and Tom Ford designed some dapper duds. Instead of standard white or blue, try a seersucker suit in a darker color palette like navy or black. You will look (and feel) cool even when the temperatures climb. Or, a khaki or grey linen suit with a sharp silhouette will keep you polished. Double-breasted jackets have also found their way back onto the runway and into the office.But don’t just borrow your dad’s – this spring’s sport coats have a more contemporary, less boxy cut.
Macy’s: Perry Ellis natural linen pants $79.50, Perry Ellis natural linen sport jacket $175, Michael Kors tie $59.50, Calvin Klein non-iron shirt $55
Faded colors: If you were never sure how to pull off the vivid colors of seasons past, don’t fret. In 2013, the trend is to wear bold colors that have been faded and washed-out. Ralph Lauren, Rag and Bone, and Kenneth Cole embraced their faded glory this spring. The colors resemble the dusty hue from multiple washings of a much-loved garment. While faded colors are perfect for mixing and matching, you start off with a pair of chinos or a sweatshirt. Rusty reds, dusk blues, sandy yellow and greyish purples are understated shades that brighten your wardrobe.
Gap: slim garment-dyed khakis $59.95, lived-in button up shirt $46.95, canvas belt $24.95