It might still be a bit chilly outside, but while you’re trudging through the cold, you need to start planning your spring “garde-robe” ! Depending on your lifestyle, there are casual, dressy and work options, so take the ones that fit your style ! Here are some trends and “must-haves” for the hot season !
1-Trench coat: Classic, timeless, the trench coat is more in style then ever. Don’t restrain yourself to the classic beige, go for navy or even a pop colour like royal blue or if you have the budget, try leather!
2- Colour blocking : One of the big trend this spring is to mix bright and loud colours together for a dynamic and confident look. Of course you probably won’t be as loud as the pictures below, but you can integrate this trend in your spring look in subtler ways, like wearing bright blue sunglasses or emerald green sneakers.
3- Double breast : Another must have this season is the “double breast”. I just love double breasted blazers ! You can do it as a suit or just a fitted cotton double breasted blazer with jeans or shorts or if you have this edgy style, you could even wear it with sweatpants and a t-shirt as a casual/trendy outfit.
4- Natural colours/fabrics : Natural colours and fabrics are refreshing for the sunny season. Cottons but mostly linen ! Linen is everywhere !! In earthy tones of beiges, creams, whites… we love to wear them and mix them. I personally love outfits with different tones of beiges, it’s very soft and luxurious looking. You can also add an accent of camel to your belt or sandals to make it Hermes-ish.
5- Stripes : Last spring you probably got the boat shoes as it was a very strong trend, so this spring you only need the striped tops. T-shirts, pullovers, shirts, whatever you prefer, but you need stripes! The “navy and white” or “black and white” are an easy bet and are kinda classic, but for those of you who are willing, try brighter stripes.
6- The oxford shoe: A classic with dress pants or chinos … But this season, we love the offord in fun colours. Prada did the nicest ones ! I like their black and blue version shown below but they also come in many other colours.
7- “Short short” swimwear : I am a bit sick of the skin tight formfitting squarecut swim suits. The “short short” is more 2011. But dont get me wrong….I’m not talking about the knee lenght version there… Im talking about the one that is sexy and that shows your legs. Its cut and shape is sexy without being too revealing.
Of course there are many other trends and must-haves this spring… but I think that those are the essentials for the 2011 spring mens “garde-robe” !
Hope it will help you !