How did it get to be July already? It just felt like yesterday when we were preparing for summer grilling season! Summer might be half over, but that does not mean that you can’t update your wardrobe for the rest of the summer months (through mid-September) with these great summer fashion trends and tips from leading men’s fashion websites such as Fashion Bean, BroStick and Idle Man.
Colors and Styles
Cities such as London, New York and Paris are fashion forward and always a head of the fashion game. Some trends that they have predicted have slowly been trickling into the Midwest. A few styles and trend in men’s fashion this summer are easy to find and to add to your wardrobe. The warmer, sunny weather always brings brighter and bolder colors and patterns into fashion. This year, the summer of summer for men’s wear is green and grey. Light grey and khaki green are found in shirts, pants, jackets and accessories. According to the Idle Man, mixing casual with formal is a big look this summer proving that “dressing down” doesn’t mean sloppy.
We’ve mentioned this before, but cargo shorts are no longer trendy. We know that cargo shorts are comfortable and seem to have been on the fashion scene for twenty years. It is time to pack away those cargo shorts and replace them with a nice straight front chino, khaki style or sweat shorts fabric. These shorts can come in a variety of colors and patterns.
Men’s polo shirts are a staple in any men’s wardrobe. The polo shirt is a knitted pique cotton collared shirt that was originally created by tennis pro, Rene Lacoste in the 1920’s, but soon became popular for all men and is has been must have for every men’s wardrobe since that time. A polo shirt can be worn with a nice pair of khaki’s or paired with a suit jacket to give it a dressier feel. This summer’s polo shirts styles have everything from zippers to pockets to slim fit to classic two button design.
Denim is in style all year round, however the types of denim is lighter and brighter for this summer’s look according to Fashion Beans. Pre-washed and distressed jeans are “in” this summer, but make sure that the jeans don’t look too ripped up. There should just be a few ripped slashes between the knees and the pockets. Skinny jeans, which traps sweat close to the body, are out and loose wide-legged jeans are back in fashion. More fabric means that there is more skin-cooling air flow. Also, look for lighter feeling jeans that won’t feel so heavy during the warm winter months.
It has been said that the shoes make the man. This is definitely the case for men’s summer shoe styles. A key trend in men’s trainers and tennis shoes is the Velcro strap across the top instead of shoe laces. The colors and styles of tennis shoes have been toned down to give them a classier look. The biggest trend is in shoes that are beiges and khaki that are perfect to match with shorts and khaki pants. Proper leather sandals are always in style. Plastic flip flops are not.
The biggest summer trend in accessories is sunglasses, baseball caps and backpacks. This year the trend is for round flat sunglasses replacing the traditional wayfarer sunglasses. The look can be vintage with dark frames or more modern with clearer frames. It is important to match your sunglasses to your face shape. Round faces might not look good in round sunglasses. The fun is always in trying on different styles to see what matches your face and protects your eyes from damaging sun rays. Baseball caps never go out of style. The right baseball cap will depend on the look you want to project. You could wear the flap bended or flat depending on the look you are going for. Backpack styles vary from utility to bags which are great for taking to work as your briefcase. Choose the one that fits your style and is durable.
Once you have perked up your summer wardrobe with this summer’s biggest trends, perk up your “look” with a new haircut at Men’s Cuts. Our stylists can help with finding the perfect look for every seasonal style. Make your reservations on our website today or give us a call at 440-799-8887 to make an appointment.