The spring season never fails to offer a fresh challenge for men’s fashion. With its indeterminate weather, slightly heightening temperature and loose themes of ‘rejuvenation’, designers and dandies alike often feel a lot of pressure when composing new outfits. The men’s fashion trends for spring 2016 demonstrate that the demand for good wearing has been well answered this year, with a superb set of style choices that any guy can try.
The Great Grey Wardrobe
A fair reflection of the weather, or an attempt at something new? Either way, the appearance of a more subdued colour palette this spring is a surprising twist to the usually overly-colourful catwalks. But how do you wear such a simple and potentially bland colour as grey? The general advice is to mix up your shades and patterns, and to boast a texture heavy look that will carry you into summer.
What’s New in Denim?
It seems denim always has a part to play in men’s fashion trends for spring, and 2016 is no exception. What sets this season apart from previous ones are two major styles: distressed, torn and ragged denim jeans have made a heavy return on the runway, with the rule apparently being that the more shredded up the better (presumably before the jeans become shorts though…). Also, pink and green jeans are more popular this time around then before, so if you’re getting a little tired of light blue, this is your year.
Overalls Are Finally In
Dungarees have for so long been the butt of many a fashion joke. Not this year apparently; the transference of overalls from your workroom to your casual wear is finally complete, and the results are pretty astonishing. As demonstrated by designer Alexander Wang, if you want to pull off the overall overalls look, you should aim for a dark pattern, combining it with a white t-shirt and a simple pair of trainers – keeping things low-key overall.
Layering for the Unexpected
This last of the men’s fashion trends for spring 2016 dotes on the more practical aspects of a fresh April wardrobe. When the weather is only showing fleating glimpses of sunlight, an outfit that is layered up with neutral staples, or that is centered around a light suit piece (such as a suede or denim jacket) will likely see you through the peak of summer. Not only will this look keep you covered on those oddly cold days, but you’ll also be able to achieve a smart, layered look with very little effort.