It’s not a coincidence that I’ve been running across a lot of Don Draper lookalikes recently. It seems like the trend in men’s clothing is more Cary Grant that Eminen. Meticulously put together gentlemen attire is taking over the sloppy, just rolled out of bed look that has been popular for the past years. Many women around the world are breathing a sigh of relief. Men are now looking dashing and handsome again now that the mid-century fashion styles are coming back this season. Here are some ways you can incorporate the latest trends to your wardrobe.
Last year was the return of the sports coat and this year is the return of casual suiting. Suit dressing is no longer for formal affairs; they are now part of everyday dressing. Casual suits in lighter fabrics, such as linen and cotton, are big fashion trend this summer. You can also combine a sports coat with colored jeans or trousers. The double-breasted coat also showed up in a great deal of runway shows and designer collections for this season.
The most comfortable shoe to ever exist is making a big combat this year. A wide variety of loafers and driving moccasins in different kinds of materials have been showing up everywhere. I would recommend that you invest in a nice pair of loafers this season. They are an excellent investment because they are on trend, provide ultimate comfort, and are a timeless classic that you will be able to use for many years. If you want to look even trendier, you can buy a luxurious pair in velvet, ostrich leather, or embroidery.
Black and White
Another big trend this season is dressing in black and white. This is a very easy trend to follow using the clothing that you already have. Pair a crisp white shirt with black pants or loafers. If you are feeling bold, you can pair white pants with a crisp white shirt. You can also make the look more dramatic by keeping accessories, such as shoes, scarves, or cross body bags, in the same color family.
Good news, this season men will no longer have to suffer trying to squeeze themselves into skinny jeans and body hugging shirts. Men’s clothing with a loose and relaxed fit is back. Trousers, khakis, and shirts with an easy fit are back this season. You have to be cautious with this look because you don’t want to look sloppy. Balance loose fitting pants with a more structured shirt of sports coat. Boat shoes and loafers are the perfect pair of shoes for this look.
If you love to keep up with fashion but often struggle when putting together an outfit, there are many websites that can help. You can find pictures of what other men are wearing on Pinterest or other fashion blogs and base your outfit on theirs. You can also subscribe to online men’s clothing or fashion magazines that will keep you informed of the latest trends.
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