Trendy Tuesday is another new segment introduced to STYLE WITH ALPHY. Our purpose through this segment is to update our readers on what's new and trending in the fashion world so that you may not be left behind.
FASHION TRENDS TO KEEP FOR MEN THIS YEAR.
We will kick off this segment by discussing the men's styles that will be dominating this years.
With a seemingly never-ending drip of new-ins and new-outs, it can be hard on both your wallet and your wardrobe to constantly play catch-up with the latest menswear collections.
Luckily, this season sees some of 2017's biggest trends spill over into 2018. So as well as breaking down what you should be holding on to in order to nail the key looks, we caught up with some of the industry's top insiders to get the styling tips that'll maximise the wears of last year's investments.
1. RETRO SPORT WEAR
Unless you've been living under a soundproof rock (and/or failing to keep up with FashionBeans), you will already know that sportswear has been one of the biggest risers in menswear over the past couple of years.
The above style is worn in the following way:
Key pieces include matching two-piece tracksuits, zip-up nylon jumpers and drawstring trousers in luxury fabrics with careful attention to detail. Top this look off with a vintage leather bomber for the ultimate sartorial statement."
2. VERTICAL STRIPS.
Much like checks, it's hard to remember a time when stripes weren't in favour. Offering an alternative to the classic Breton design, last year's motifs went colourful and chunky.
Any investment in deckchair prints is about to pay dividends. Vertical stripes were once again all over the runways at the recent London Fashion Week Men's, applied to everything from T-shirts to tailoring.
This is how you can rock the vertical stripe style:
Stripes have always been a menswear staple, particularly over the last few seasons. Their popularity stems from their versatility; they really can work for any style, bold or subtle. A classic crew neck T-shirt works under a casual blazer, or for a bolder look try a multi-coloured stripe."
3. WIDE LEG TROUSER
For the past few seasons, looser cuts and more relaxed shapes - whether that's on coats, hoodies or, indeed, trousers - have been working their way from the runways to the mainstream. The more louche way of dressing, which started to be picked up by brands and retailers in 2016, is likely to peak over the next 12 months.
How to wear the above wide leg trouser swag:
The easiest entry into the world of wider fits is with denim. No need to go full Slim Shady though, a straight leg is a good first step. Try a rugged dark selvedge or black jean with a chunky turn-up and brogue boots.
"For a smarter look, it's wise to wear something with weight like a wool-mix. This will gather nicely on your shoe rather than just looking like you've got your dad's trousers on."
4. COLOURED TAILORING.
The navy suit. Stylish, yes. A wardrobe cornerstone, most definitely. But exciting? Not necessarily. For this reason - and because menswear itself has become increasingly ballsy - a sartorial reshuffle has been bubbling away under the surface for the past 12 months. Your tailoring now comes in technicolour.
Here is how you can rock the coloured tailoring style:
Adding lighter colours into your wardrobe is a great way to update your look for the new season. For spring, I'll be wearing mostly tonal outfits – for example, wearing a whole outfit of blue or green shades, adding lighter tones for a spring feel. I saw this look a lot at the shows in June, and I know it'll be one of the most worn trends for the season.