Innovation and minimalism dictated the trends of 2016, so what lies in store for the new year? Men’s fashion is ever-changing, but based on recent collections we can make some accurate predictions as to what the new styles will be in 2017 menswear.
From tailored suits to a resurgence in 90s-inspired streetwear, the year is looking to be variable and exciting, with new trends filtering down from the catwalk into everyday wardrobes. The variation and simplicity of these trends mean that everyone can try them out, whether they do so by visiting a local second hand store or buying the latest designer pieces.
Suits are a classic staple of every man’s wardrobe, and so they should be. With increased versatility in terms of the style and tailoring of suits, 2017 will revolutionize the classic piece. Don’t restrict yourself by breaking your wardrobe into formal and casual; instead, try a mix of suit pieces with jeans and other more relaxed items of clothing. Even semi-formal attire can be a step up from just jeans and a t-shirt. The best looks for the new year are the ones which create entirely new crossovers of clothing.
The versatile nature of suits means that you can wear them to work and then out to dinner with a simple change of tie or loosening of the collar. For a piece that is never out of style, a new suit will keep your look sharp and formal. Trying out new cuts and tailoring is a great way to keep your business clothing up-to-date.
Practical and versatile, a good pair of boots is a must. For those living in cold climates, they are the perfect piece of footwear to wear through Spring and Autumn as well as in Winter. The advantage of boots over other footwear is that they can be worn to every occasion. In brown or black leather with laces, they are durable, tasteful and will lead you through even the most fickle of trends.
If you like to be a bit more cutting-edge with your choice of boots, try lower cut styles such as the ankle boot or a pair of boots with geometric cutouts, both of which are in fashion this year. Pair with an overcoat and scarf for a fashionable look in cooler seasons. Boots can be worn on the street and in restaurants or to formal events, so they’re a practical choice for those who want to add some easy style to their outfit.
Streetwear is taking a step towards innovation in 2017, with practical yet stylish pieces including tracksuits and raincoats. Sports brands will dictate the streetwear trends, and the movement towards sporty style can also be seen in the popularity of sneakers. High-quality streetwear will become popular because of its practicality and comfort. Monochrome colorways will rise to popularity on the street and in more formal situations.
The latest trends in streetwear aren’t impractical, low-rider jeans but comfortable, non-denim pants paired with casual jerseys. Whether you’re going to watch a sports game or running errands around town, you can look good in styles that were made for men who like to spend their time out and about in the city.
Short Textured Hairstyles
According to Men’s Hairstyles Now, rather than the long voluminous hairstyles of the past, the last few years have been all about making short hairstyles interesting. By leaving 1-2 inches of length on the top of the head, men can add texture to their hair on top to style quiffs, pompadours, fringes, and other stylish yet professional cuts.
With such short hair, styling and texture will become more important so grab some good quality product to prepare. The more texture you can add to your style, the better. Short, textured styles are an excellent choice for men who want a hairstyle that looks good but won’t get in the way or consume too much time. Just remember to keep your face shape in mind when choosing a haircut.
Comfortable, light and stylish – you can’t go wrong with sneakers this year. From retro leather trainers to sporty, light sneakers, sports footwear is a style that is here to stay. Pairing with trousers adds a relaxed, active look to your outfit, while they also make a great summer look when paired with shorts and a t-shirt.
Relaxation is a leading fashion trend for 2017, and sneakers embody the movement towards comfortable men’s clothing. While some won’t be convinced by sneakers as every-day footwear, trying them out for casual occasions such as lunch dates will be a great way to get used to the trend. As the most popular form of footwear for the past few years, this is one trend that is here to stay.
Keep It Fresh
Taking pieces from each of these trends and combining them will create an original but 2017-inspired look. Anything is possible this year, and choosing from these trends will keep you up to date with the latest trends as well as expanding your wardrobe. If there was ever a year to experiment with your personal style, it’s this one.