In July, months before ladies’ fashions graced New York Fashion Week, the first ever NYFW: Men’s took place. Many of the shows were met with rave reviews, proving that American menswear designers mean serious business. Since womenswear has been getting a lot of press lately, it so seems only fair to look back at some of the great men’s pieces that swept the runway this summer. You’ll be surprised at how many of these looks you can wear every day.
1. Wearing One Color Head to Toe
Shirts and pants in the same color were big on the runway. Maybe it’s because wearing one color makes you longer and leaner. You can channel the same look by pairing your favorite dark jeans with a navy shirt. The black, fringe-like necklace is completely optional.
2. Mixing It Up With a Printed Sweater
Solid colors are your safe haven; we get it. But stepping outside your comfort zone every once in a while is a good thing. Dip your feet into the waters of printed sweaters by pairing one with a neutral pant.
3. Adding a Pop of Color.
You’ve probably heard your wife or girlfriend say, “I’m wearing too much black. I need some color.” The same rule applies to men. Mix up your standard suit by pairing it with a bright coral button-down. Wear a yellow t-shirt with your jeans instead of the usual white.
4. Wearing a Trench Coat
A long, long time ago, a trench coat hung in every man’s closet. When fashion etiquette started to relax and become more informal, the trench coat slowly left men’s wardrobes. Thankfully, however, more and more men are embracing a more tailored, formal look, and the trench coat is slowly gaining momentum again. Wear a trench with anything from a button-down and jeans to a suit.
5. Investing in a Leather Jacket
Indiana Jones and Marlon Brando wore one, and even Tom Cruise wore one in “Top Gun”: a leather jacket. Though the leather jacket has been synonymous with cool, bad boy style, few men actually wear them in real life. You can easily pair a black, classic leather jacket with your more formal outfits, or pair a brown, vintage one with jeans for a more relaxed feel.