Hello there my dolls. I’m back sooner than you thought huh? Well I have this goal that I have yet to keep which is to publish two posts per week. So here I am. How are things with you all? I’m doing great just trying to juggle my schedule in a way that is more productive, hence being back on the blog so soon. 🙂
I’m hoping you all had a chance to read my last post “Oh Summer… What’s Trending” and that it was helpful. I’m feelin’ the choices especially the off-the shoulder looks and the low-slung pants. I will be rocking both and perhaps will share some photos of my looks with you in a future post. If you haven’t checked out the post though, go ahead and take a look after reading this one. If anything, there are some pretty cool photos and you might be tempted to choose a trend.
So in continuing the “trend” topic, I figured I’d give the gents a lil something too. So per the title of this post, I’m going to give the guys some ideas of what’s trending for them this summer. I mean with New York Fashion having they’re first “Men’s Fashion Week” and all, there had to be some cool stuff on the runways no? Well…. I’m not sure that the everyday guy would go for some of the styles, and I will add that it took me a while to find something that I wanted to share. Some of the “trends” were way outta left field so I hope my picks are to your liking fellas. Let’s do this shall we?
As with the women’s summer trends, the wide-leg trouser is also in for the fellas. I’m kinda feeling this look for the guys as opposed to the whole “skinny jean” trend that has been a thing for a bit. It’s a more relaxed look that can be mixed and matched. You can get away with wearing them to the office as well. Just pair the pant with a shorter blazer.
Photo from left to right: Casely-Hayford, E Tautz, Universal Works, Topman Design, Sean Suen
Again, as with the women’s trend, stripes were also a thing on the men’s runway. Pinstripe suits, shirts and pants were major. The most noticeable thing was that the stripes were wider than usual which I think is kinda cool. If you go with an all-out striped suit, wear a solid shirt.
I think no explanation is needed here… I love the all-white look so go ahead and rock it.
This was one of those “outta left field” that I mentioned earlier. While I love a jumpsuit for myself, I don’t love the idea for men. I’m still debating. Guys, I would love your input on this one. Would you or wouldn’t you? Share!
THE CRUMPLED LOOK
Hmmm… Well at least if your shirt is wrinkled, you can say your “trending.” I mean maybe go with the “crumpled” shirt but I’m not feeling the head to toe look. It’s a bit messy unless you’re really into this. Yeah, the shirt would work and let that be the stand out piece.
The longer tee made an appearance on the runway and it seems doable. This is more of a casual look so maybe skip this trend for the office.
Photo from left to right: Alexandre Plokhov, Ovadia & sons, Robert Geller
The safari look made a splash on the runways with very nice tones like greens, tans, browns and cool animal patterns as well. Pair your look with a solid pant of course and don’t be afraid to mix colors.
Photo from left to right: Coach, Christopher Reaburn, YMC, Burberry Prorsum, Richard James
BLUE AND GRAY
The colors blue and gray were popular for the guys. Both colors are pretty much easy to match but since it’s summer, why not pair with a pop color like yellow, orange or a jewel-toned green? It would spice up the look a whole lot.
Photo from left to right: Christopher Kane, Baartmans & Siegel, Aquascutum, Hardy Amies, Matthew Miller, Tiger of Sweden, Margaret Howell, Gieves & Hawkes
*All photos found on GQ, The Fashionisto, Stylishly Beautiful, Vogue, Become Gorgeous
So there you go gentlemen… I gotta tell ya, it wasn’t an easy task combing through the interwebs and trying to find something that I felt y’all would be down with. LOL Sheesh! Some of the trends were beyond and although I’m not feeling ALL of these, these were the looks that I felt were more suitable for the everyday guy because that’s who I write for.
With that said, what did you think? This is my second post dedicated to the guys so I hope y’all actually liked it. 😉 Would you wear any of these looks? If so, which ones and what would you do different to make it sensible and suitable for the occasion? If you’re not feeling any of these trends, tell me why not. I would love to know what the gents are really into when it comes to fashion so please chime in.
Well it’s about that time for me to say that… You all know the drill. Comment below and let me know what you think. Needless to say, that I’m looking forward to what the guys have to say about these trends. I mean summer is the “laid-back and relaxed” season when you just want to put on a pair of shorts and a top and go out and enjoy the sun and the great weather. Of course it’s not written in stone that what’s trending for a season is what we all have to wear so go with whatever you prefer and feel comfortable with.
Alrighty then, I would love to get a man’s point of view along with the ladies. Go ahead and share your opinions below. Whether it’s a yes or a nah, don’t be shy and join in on the conversation. Also guys, feel free to let me know what your style is because fashion is a bit different for men. It’s obvious that there isn’t a lot of variety so y’all probably have to make more of an effort to find items that don’t fall under the usual trousers, jeans, dress shirts, and suits. Now is your chance to speak and let me know what is missing for the guys as far as fashion. I promise I will post something that hits more to your style at a later date. So please share your comments below. Let’s start a fun conversation. I look forward to your feedback. Let’s chat. Go! #engage