Contrary to what many men think, fashion can be very manly and in fact have many benefits in your personal life, professional life, and even love life.
If you are just starting to get into fashion, you probably won’t be in Vogue anytime soon, but that is ok! Strive for progress, not perfection! And we’re here to help you get started.
Keep in mind that fashion trends change with the season. Spring might be full of polo shirts and loafers, where winter is going to consist of boots and coats. But let’s explore some trends that are ideal for summer and fall, and in reality, can be worn any time of year.
Top 5 Clothing Trends for Men
Summer is in full swing, but it isn’t too late to have a stylish summer season. These items are also great to carry into the fall, which will be here before you know it.
Trend 1: The Basic Tee
Yes, the basic tee. This might seem silly, but if done right, a tee can be very stylish.
The secret behind a fashionable tee is the fit. It needs to be fitted and in good condition, no one wants a sloppy t-shirt! A good rule to go by is to ask yourself if you would wear the shirt to the gym or to bed.
If the answer is no, then you are good to go!
To change things up and add some flair, go for a tee with a pocket. These shirts pair well with denim jeans and come in a variety of colors. So, don’t be afraid to elevate your wardrobe with several different color tees. The good news is they are affordable.
Remember, simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Trend 2: Hats
Don’t leave your house without a hat this summer. But not just any hat…the classic baseball cap.
But this year, we are taking things to the next level with graphic baseball caps. This is where you can really show your personality. Not everyone can pull off the hat look, but if you can, invest in a few different types.
When paired with the right outfit, these hats can actually be quite fashionable. You may not wear one on the runway, but you can get by with wearing one out and about.
From a slew of different colors available to different fabrics such as corduroy, you can never go wrong with having a baseball cap in your closet. If you really want to go bold, pick out a cap with a symbol or graphic.
Trend 3: The Cardigan
A cardigan is NEEDED for all seasons. Especially if you live somewhere that gets a little chilly in the evening, a cardigan can be worn even in the summer months. But they are really perfect for the fall.
Cardigans range from lighter fabric to the more trendy thicker cable knit fabric. Go for colors like oatmeal, navy green, gray, and even a rust orange color. These cardigans are going to pair well with not only denim jeans but also any color slack. Plus, every girl loves a guy in a cardigan and a pair of sneakers. And even though suits are not going out of style, this is a more casual look.
Trend 4: Tie-Dye
Like it or not, tie-dye is back and is one of the trendiest fashion statements this summer.
From regular tees to sweatshirts to even sweatpants, you can pretty much find tie-dye in anything right now. Even sneakers and hats. It depends on how flashy you want to get, but the best rule of thumb to follow when wearing tie-dye is to not to overdo it. If possible, be subtle!
This colorful trend dates back to the 1970s, but nearly 50 years later, it is back in closets across the world.
Trend 5: Bags
Bags aren’t just for the ladies. The crossbody bag is great for men and is on the trendy list right now. We have all seen celebs like John Mayer tote one around and you can too!
These bags are great to keep your belongings safe and sound, plus they are stylish. You can find them in a variety of shades of blacks, browns, and even greys and whites. Crossbody bags are small, fashionable, and practical. You can either go for an affordable bag or ante up and get a designer bag. Some designer brands are now carrying crossbody bags for men that are worth the pretty penny.
Why Men Can be Fashionable and Masculine
We have said it once and we will say it again…fashion is NOT a feminine thing! If you are worried about losing your masculinity when being fashionable, throw that thought out of the window.
There is a huge misconception that fashion is only for females. In fact, what you wear defines who you are in many cultures. For example, many men in power tend to always be stylish with the latest fashionable suits. (Cue Jon Hamm in Mad Men…)
Fashion can also be used to express oneself. You can’t deny that men’s fashion has greatly evolved over the years, with more designers catering to men and more men wearing stylish threads.
Evolution of Fashion Trends for Men
Men have always loved shoes, especially sneakers. And many men have been collecting these shoes for years. But now, they have taken things to the next level and are really conscious about what they wear, from head to toe.
Now more than ever, men have the opportunity to be fashionable, much in part to the acceptance of the fact, and many stores offering stylish men clothing.
Bottom line, shopping isn’t just a woman thing.
When you understand fashion and really care about what you are wearing, shopping can actually become fun! And eventually, you won’t even be afraid to admit it.
Remember, being fashionable and stylish will NEVER impact your manhood.
Benefits of Keeping Up With Current Fashion Trends as a Man
Not only will being stylish not affect your masculinity, but there are also actually many benefits to knowing about the latest fashion trends and incorporating them into your wardrobe.
Dressing well and taking pride in your overall appearance can help you improve many aspects of your life. Great style can go a long way and shows that you care about yourself.
In fact, it is also a sign of self-improvement, which can inspire improvement in all areas of your life. Being fashionable gives off a great first impression, whether it be for a job, or on a date. When it comes to your career, it shows your employer that you pay close attention to detail, which is always a bonus.
Even if you are just running to the store, always be mindful of what you are putting on, you never who you will meet. Being fashionable can be a positive addition to your life and is well worth the investment.