For us men, the fashion world is a minefield. While women seem to take joy in changing their wardrobe every season, we can’t understand the hassle. If your clothes look good, who cares if they’re in style, right? We wouldn’t disagree. The trouble is, if you want to present yourself properly to the world, it’s sometimes necessary to update. Whether you want to be taken seriously in your job, or personal life, fashion speaks. Whether you agree or not, that’s the way of the world. If you haven’t updated your wardrobe in a while, it’s time to get to work. It might not even be as hard as you think. Buying a few capsule pieces could leave you looking and feeling like a prince in no time.
If you want to make up your own mind about your fashion, it’s worth getting to grips with what’s out there. We, however, are going to be looking at how to bring your suit into the current season. Why? Because suits suit all occasions! You’re sure to get plenty of wear out of them. Not to mention that, if your wardrobe update is for impressing, suits are sure to do the job. From work days to nights out; a dapper suit will have you covered. But, how can you achieve it? Here are a few tips to get you started!
Know Your Colors
Knowing what colors are in fashion is the first step to getting a suit for the season. Taking a look at the mens suits available should give you some idea. With a bit of luck, you might be able to make do with suits you already have. There’s nothing to say they won’t be in season. There’s always a place for colors like blue and black, after all. Even so, you might want to buy some new pieces to fit the fashions.
This is the perfect time to look out for new styles, too. As the season’s change, desirable colors are emerging every day. So far, catwalk fashions have suggested that stone suits are going to be big business for the coming season. If you don’t already own one of these, now might be the time to stock up. This neutral color is also fantastic for pairing with other items. What’s not to love? On a more extreme scale, pink is also in fashion this season. While it takes a brave man to wear a pink suit, this can be a fantastic look. If you don’t want to go all out, opt for a pastel pink that doesn’t stand out too much!
Long gone are the days where a shirt is the only thing you can wear under your suit. In fact, opting for the traditional options could leave you looking like a carbon copy of your dad. And, who wants that? If you want to get with the trends, consider what else could look fantastic under those suit jackets. Again, take a little time to understand what’s hot and what’s not. Despite a drop in popularity, v-neck sweaters seem to be making a slight comeback. The trick, it seems, is what type of v-neck you opt for. An angular v-neck is the way to go. With sharp angles, it might be best to wear something underneath that v-neck. You don’t want to show too much flesh, after all! Why not see how your new sweater looks over your shirt? The layers will give you added warmth for the end of the cold weather. Bear in mind, though, that it might all get a little much once summer rolls around!
And no, we don’t mean like Kanye West, who was recently boycotted from the fashion world. You’re trying to get in, not out, remember! British punk was big business in the 80s, but if recent fashion shows are anything to go by, it’s back in. You may be wondering how you can get punk in a suit, but it’s not as hard as you might think. Again, it’s worth trying your suit jacket out with other pieces. Get to grips with ankle-cropped jeans and doc marten boots. The contrast of your suit jacket with these punky pieces will be extremely effective! Think, too, about getting punk with your hairstyle. As the latest collection from Nicola Formichetti proves, it’s possible to make punk work for you! Oh, and don’t forget to incorporate a little tartan into your punk look. Which leads us nicely onto…
Prints are trending in the fashion world this season. Most notably, square suits seem to be big business. Make the most of this. When working with block colors, it can be hard to get creative. A square patterned suit could be what you need to update your look. But, it’s not only squares that seem to be hitting the catwalk. 80s fashion is big business this season. And, we all know how garish the prints were in the 80s! You don’t need to go as far as all that. But, experimenting with bold print suits could open your eyes to a style you didn’t know you were missing. And, as already stated, a tartan suit could be the perfect thing to take you into the punk world! So, don’t be afraid to branch out. Shop around and see if there are any prints you can imagine pulling off!