While it may seem like summer has only just begun, the fact is that the warmer months are now starting to come to a close. And with a new season, comes many new fashion lines. Colourful summer lines are on the way out, whie warm, cosy winter essentials are on the way in. It’s time to spring your body warmers, knitwear and flat caps out of storage because the days are already starting to get a little cooler and shorter too.
When it comes to autumn-winter fashion, these are the months that require a little added sense of style and creativity. A lot of people see the cooler months as a chance to experiment a little more with their sense of style, and they’re right – this time of year is the ideal time to try out some new looks. Of course, what it’s important to remember is that while you might have had last year’s autumn-winter fashion down, this year’s trends will differ slightly, as they do from season to season.
Bearing that in mind, below are some useful tips for achieving the perfect AW18 style – for everything that you need to know, read on.
What trends should you look out for this season?
The trends to keep an eye on this autumn-winter are layering – once again layering has made a comeback in a big way. Think knitwear, vests, jumpers, and cardigans (yes, men can look great in cardigans).
Another AW18 trend is monotone looks, mainly in blues and greens. Corduroy is also set to make a comeback in men’s fashion this season, as are traditionally British looks – think tweed and flat caps.
Get your shades right
This season is all about getting your shades right. This year, it’s all about brights and bolds, with bright tones being seen in all areas of men’s style, from casual wear to formal wear. All you need to do is go online and browse sites like the John Henric website, for instance, to see that colour is most definitely making a comeback in men’s fashion.
The colours of the season are blue, bottle green, purples, deep reds, and shades of brown. These are all traditional tones associated with the colder months, but they haven’t been on trend for the past few seasons, which makes the fact that they’re making a comeback even more exciting.
Patterns and textures are in
This autumn-winter, patterns and textures are making a comeback. This season checks are coming back and they are set to be huge. Bold checked prints and tartans are set to be big this year, so investing in some pieces with checked patterned could be a good step to take.
If you’re not a big fan of pattern, then try adding it to your outfit with a twist, such as picking a suit that has a checked lining or buttons that have checks on. You don’t have to wear styles how everyone else does – you don’t have to follow the crowd, you can go your own way, and you probably should do.
There you have it, a guide to this year’s autumn-winter fashion styles for men.
MR LEE FRASER