5 fashion trends every man needs to know about this summer

Summer is here which can only mean one thing for the fashion conscious among us – it’s time for a new summer wardrobe. If you’re not sure what’s hot and what’s not this year, below is everything you need to know about men’s fashion for summer 2018.

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 Poolside glamour may traditionally be reserved for women but in the last few years, men have really started to embrace this trend too. Sporting braver colours and bolder prints, one of the top items in men’s fashion this summer is printed swim shorts.

 

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 If all that time spent in the gym trying to get your summer body is starting to pay off, you’re going to need a stylish belt to finish off your look. This year, woven belts are in fashion. Not only are they vegan-friendly and much kinder to the environment compared to leather, they’re also better suited to the warmer weather and provide a subtle way of adding texture to any summer look.

 

 

Chore jackets

 shutterstock_332092070If there’s one thing you can say with certainty, it’s that the British weather is incredibly unpredictable. One minute it’s blazing sunshine and the next it’s pouring with rain. Avoid getting caught out this summer by taking your chore jacket with you wherever you go. Not heard of a ‘Chore Jacket’ before? Then follow this link – https://www.gq.com/gallery/the-chore-coat-is-springs-most-stylish-and-practical-jacket.

Much lighter than a winter coat but still thick enough to offer protection from the colder evenings, this classic and muted wardrobe staple will compliment any look.

 

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 Whatever item of clothing you’re wearing, if it has stripes, make sure they’re vertical. According to Fashion Beans, the vertical stripe is officially menswear’s new go-to pattern. It’s now seen on everything from bomber jackets to casual polo shirts and smart workwear.

Worried about pulling off this look? Fashion Beans advises:

“The best examples on show for summer season 2018 are straight, narrow and deployed across T-shirts, short-sleeved shirts and cuffed joggers. When creating your own look, one vertically striped piece at a time is often enough – the double vertical stripe is an advanced style move that only the most confident of men can pull off.”

Denim

It seems as though denim just will not go out of fashion. Whether it’s jeans, shorts, tops or outerwear you can be rest assured that you’re still stylish even if you can’t bring yourself to throw away your favourite pair of jeans. For top fashion ideas, Edwin-Europe have a fantastic Summer 18 range.

While double denim might be a step too far, here are some of this summer’s top denim trends:

    • Nineties demin – to perfect this trend, go for a looser fit and a pale finish (such as classic grey wash)
    • White denim – not only does white go with absolutely everything in your wardrobe, it will also help keep you much cooler compared to darker colours
    • Turn-ups – turning up your jeans is set to be all the rage this summer. By doing this, you add a completely different shape to your overall look. Because the hem of most jeans never usually sits perfectly above the ankle, turning them up stops them from bunching up above the shoe which gives a more tapered look

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With your summer wardrobe now taken care of, all that’s left for you to do is book yourself a holiday! The Guardian has listed 20 top destinations you must visit in 2018 – there’s bound to be one that takes your fancy, enjoy! https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/lists/20-destinations-to-visit-2018/