Spring/Summer 2018 is finally here – but what should you be wearing while you make the most of the warmer weather? It’s time for lightweight layering, brighter hues and sleek summery styles that will keep you cool while you stay on trend. The catwalks showcasing the season’s best menswear looks have ended, so what’s the verdict? Here are the top five trends to keep in mind as you start to dress for the warmer months.
It’s time to embrace the tropical trend this season and you don’t need to be somewhere hot and humid to get on board. The Hawaiian shirt revival is here, with bright colours and floral prints making our summer wardrobes a whole lot more fun. SS18 catwalks saw Louis Vuitton, SSS World Corp and Paul Smith take on the trend and it’s sure to be a big hit on the streets.
A top trend we’re seeing everywhere this season is vertical stripes. This stylish print can be found on everything from bombers to field jackets and there are a variety of widths on offer, from thick to pin. Straight, narrow stripes are a key on-trend detail in both casual and formal looks this spring/summer, so you can either opt for a casual shirt or invest in a stylish striped suit.
A suit is a timeless piece in any gentleman’s wardrobe, but this season the look has undergone a cool, contemporary upgrade. Global fashion week events saw Tom Ford, Kenzo and Martine Rose showcase suits in a variety of vibrant Crayola colours, proving once and for all that smart doesn’t have to be dull. Whether you wear a colourful suit to the office or opt for a summery jacket to wear with a t-shirt and trainers, injecting more colour into your wardrobe can never be a bad thing.
The outdoors is a distinct focus in many of this season’s designer collections and it seems that – despite some bad weather – everyone is keen to get outside and enjoy all that the natural environment has to offer. Technical jackets are a key part of this trend, with anoraks and windbreakers having undergone a stylish transformation for this season. Blending practicality and style, technical jackets are a fashionable and weatherproof option for spring and summer.
All-black-everything is old news and this season a fresh alternative is here in the form of tonal dressing. This trend works for suiting as well as more casual looks and allows you to choose any colour variation you like, whether you’re more of an all-white or an all-pastel type of guy. The great news is, tonal dressing works for all occasions and can take you from cooler spring days to the hottest weeks of summer.