We list the trendiest styles for men to adopt this summer, starting with buying the newest items in shirts and pants.
Is there any man in the world who wishes to appear anything but stylish? But being trendy is a matter of a lot of homework and cross referencing the styles across the world. Fortunately for you, we’re cutting down your research time by half – take a look at our list of the 5 hottest looks in menswear this summer:
1 Stripes are back – and they’re vertical.
Stripes have always been a bit of a conundrum in men’s fashion. They lend themselves really well to women’s clothing, but they’re confined to office wear shirts for men. This season, stripes are back and they’re proudly sporting themselves on tees, shirts and even slim fit cotton trousers (but in pinstripe form, or it looks really OTT). Stripes are making an appearance also on shorter casual shirts with half sleeves and an open neck. Pick a striped Pantaloons shirt in a cool colour like lime green or sunshine yellow in your shirt and pair with linen pants in beige or grey.
2 One world, one tone.
You would think that contrast brings out the best in your personal style, but you couldn’t be more off the mark this season. The world’s runways are currently demonstrating a love for monochrome in men’s clothing. That’s not to say that everything you wear must match exactly, because that’s just drab. The trick is to pick one colour and three items in it that show different shades of the same colour. For example, pick blue as your base colour and choose dark blue Pantaloons trousers, a lighter shade for your shirt and a pair of dark blue sneakers. The best way to highlight your one-tone ensemble is to add just one element of contrast – in this case, a watch with a bright red dial, or yellow laces in your sneakers.
3 Side-stripe the issue.
Summer dressing is all about comfort, and when it comes to comfort, track bottoms and joggers have few parallels. But these can also look a bit slouchy, so it’s up to you to give them some edge. A side stripe on the pants is a major fashion statement this summer. It has the added advantage of slimming down your legs, so it’s a good pick if you have heavy thighs. Pair these joggers or track bottoms with sneakers and a white tee.
4 ‘Dad denim’ this summer.
The ‘dad bod’ was a craze a few years ago – men the world over were happy to embrace a trend that let them have a bit of a belly! Then came ‘boyfriend jeans’ which women rocked to the hilt for a couple of years – these were loose, straight cut denims. This season, comfortable ‘dad denims’ are in for young men. This trend is a take on the boyfriend jeans style. These are loose, straight all over and super comfortable denim jeans that give your legs ample breathing space and hide unflattering fat or skinny calves.
5 Check it out.
Just like stripes, checks are back in men’s shirts. Come to think of it, men can never get over checks as a fashion statement. This is because checks are great for both casual and office wear, and they flatter any body type. Pantaloons has a range of simple, smaller checks in shirts this season, which you can pair with denim jeans and flip flops.
Which style do you like the best? Get shopping for these trends and rock the summer like never before.