Today’s guest article is writtenEva is a fashion journalist and editor. She recommends Choice Store for all the hottest men’s fall fashions at an affordable price. Eva can usually be found blogging about her favourite designers or networking at key London fashion events.
Summertime is almost over. It might have been brief but it was a blast. It’s time to make sure that Autumn and Winter are just as much fun. The hottest fall trends for 2013 are already on the fingers and lips of fashion experts around the world. There’s talk of animal print, exotic pattern play, button down winter coats and an unexpected return to post punk and grunge. When it comes to catwalk fashion, the latter half of this year is destined to be smoking hot – hotter even than the first half if the rumour mill is to be believed.
So, what’s the lowdown on this fall’s hottest trends? How wearable are they and how easy are they to pull off? Are they flattering or do they need a killer bod too? These are just a few of the questions that fashion conscious males should start to ask themselves at this time of year. In order to answer them – here’s a handy guide to the hottest 2013 fall trends for men.
Grunge & Post-Punk
It seems like the economic recession has managed to infiltrate the fashion world as well. This year, many designers have talked about their collections as being part of something bigger, as being representations of society and the collective mood of consumers in Great Britain. Unsurprisingly, there’s been a lot of black and a lot of grey on the catwalk this – sharp, expensive suits have been replaced by grunge style ripped jeans, baggy tartan jumpers and shaggy, worn looking overcoats and jackets.
According to the experts at TheDvine.com, the key to this look is to go skinny on your bottom half and oversized on your top. Team super skinny ripped jeans with a baggy tartan T-shirt and top the whole thing off with a pair of chunky, Doc Martin boots.
Mustard tones have been all over the catwalk this season. Hermes, Lanvin and Paul Smith have all been seen rocking the mustard look in their new collections. It can be a tricky look to pull off and should probably never be worn head to toe like the models that recently walked for designer Dries Van Noten.
Just because they can pull it off, doesn’t mean you’ll look good in top to toe yellow. Instead, combine a mustard yellow jumper or shirt with a dark trench coat and dark jeans or chinos, says GQ magazine journalist Nick Carvell.
That old favourite, the turtleneck, is coming back around once again this fall. This year, they’re being worn formally beneath sharp, double breasted suits and long, dark coloured trench coats. It seems that this particular look is all about the turning the turtle neck into an elegant fashion staple.
Stick to dark colours like grey, black and navy blue and make sure that your suit jacket or coat has a wide neck. You should aim to show your turtleneck off whilst pounding the concrete jungle this winter. Again, team turtlenecks with skinny jeans in order to balance out the combination of baggy and snug fitting.
Animal print is another one of those things that never really goes out of style – it just takes a break and then comes back even fiercer than it did before. Vivienne Westwood has rocked a lot of animal print this year, as has Louis Vuitton and Burberry, says Guardian journalist Simon Chilvers. Bold, full-on animal print trench coats seem to be the hottest trend this fall but they’re not all that easy to pull off. You’ve got to have a lot of confidence to make this look work.
If you’ve got the stones to work this look – by all means, invest in a snake print or leopard print trench but if you don’t, go for a few signature items like an animal print jumper or an animal print satchel or tote bag.
Great article Eva! Thumbs up!!
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