Fun and Fabulous Trends
There are many modern fashion trends for men to embrace. Some have been updated from years past while others are making their first appearances. When wearing the latest trends, be sure to not overdo it. Only wear one or two trendy items at a time for the most fashionable look.
This cold weather look from the Safak Tokur Catwalk is well-fitted to flatter a man's build and manages to look polished and rugged at the same time.
Fitted suits are trendy and look great on men of all ages. This tone-on-tone look from the Joseph Abboud runway show is done in black and gray. The combination of the suit's pattern and the accents of sleek black gloves and light-reflecting fabric provide an aesthetically pleasing balance that goes well beyond anything a basic black suit and button-up could.
Unexpected Color Pairings
Another modern look for men is wearing unexpected colors together. This warm-toned ensemble from Robert Geller is accented by a patterned shirt done in muted purple shades. The undertones here will work well in the fall and then easily transition into the winter. Send those dull, dark shades to the back of your closet and play with color and patterns to liven up your look.
The Almost-Classic Blazer
A great-fitting blazer is a must for any man, but sometimes a traditional style looks and feels a bit stuffy. Choose a classic color such as this gray, in a piece that falls somewhere between a cardigan and a blazer. This style from the Billy Reid fashion show is a great example of a style like this that you can wear season after season. You don't have to stick with the same color for your jacket and pants, especially in this casual style. Pair it with a pair of khaki pants, a black vest, and a shirt in a similar gray shade for a fresh look perfect for any outing.
If you really want to stand out in the crowd and don't shy away from trends, patterns, or colors, try pairing up stripes from head to toe, as this suit from the Greg Lauren fashion show demonstrates. The blue and white are a surprise on their own, but the stripes on the pants, jacket, and vest take it to a new level. The solid blue scarf and neutral brown shoes offer a bit of grounding to the outfit as a whole.
Cardigans are hot fashion trends for men. They can be worn from year-round and are great layering pieces. Instead of going bulky, choose a slimmer fit for a more modern look. Michael Bastian's cardigan sweater is done in a super soft knit that can look dressy or casual depending on how you pair it.
Modern Trench Coat
Can Yunus Cetinkaya proves that a trench coat can be worn over more items than just a suit, and that colors and lengths are meant to be played around with. Trench coats have become a popular choice for men of all ages and sizes, but they don't always have to be long and khaki, gray, or black. This trend has come and gone throughout the years but due to newly found versatility, is one that is here to stay.
Updated Leather Jacket
A leather jacket is a staple for many men. The classic black leather coat gets an updated look with a design in a shorter and more tailored style as well as a collar with texture. Stephen F creates the ultimate in fashion with this jacket that offers endless possibilities.
Sheer clothing is another trend for men. Anything made from lace, loose weaves or sheer material is a must for post-work hours. Sheer fashions are not only sexy but extremely stylish. They show off a man's sense of fashion as well as his carefree attitude. This shirt, which showed up on the runway during the Costume National fashion show, will fit nicely into any clothing collection and add an edge to whatever it is paired with.
Color blocking has been a big deal in women's fashion for a couple of years, and it's now making its way into men's fashions as well. This particular sweater from the Control Sector fashion show looks like it could be two layered sweaters even though it's only one, and the neutral tones put the color blocking trend front and center.
When you want to look put together but ready for anything when it's warm outside, a combination like this one from the Michael Bastian Runway could be the perfect solution. Shorts plus a lightweight gray jacket (with or without the popped collar) and a shirt in lighter gray will give you cool guy style. Don't forget the glasses for the finishing touch.
Plaid isn't just for jackets and casual button-ups. It can also be seen on items such as shorts, pants and hats -- and it has become a popular look for men that has a classic appeal. Be cautious when wearing plaid, and only choose to wear one plaid item at a time for the best result. This look from Loris Diran is the perfect example of how to make plaid work for you.
The retro look is hotter than ever. This style by Concept Korea is reminiscent of the 70s with the pattern and wide collar. The tan western-style shirt furthers the 70s vibe, and the boxy cut of the jacket combined with the loose fit and untucked hem of the shirt combine to give a very casual look despite the interesting pattern on the jacket and fabric on the shirt.
Bold Solid Color Combinations
This blue Stephen F jacket is paired with a universally flattering black cowl neck sweater and fitted pink trousers. It embraces the latest trend of combining unexpected colors, but adds some balance with the black. Don't be surprised to see unusual colors paired together, such as vivid yellow and burnt orange or navy blue and tomato red. The bolder the colors, the better the look.
There are many fashion trends for men to consider from casual to dressy. Just adding one or two trendy items each season will freshen up your look without the need to replace your entire wardrobe.