Fashion Picks for Men 2016
With cooler weather setting in, it’s time for fashionable dudes to strut their stuff on the streets. Summer’s great but the heat can often make sporting new style easier said than done. As we move through fall, our options have exploded when it comes to tops, pants, and shoes. Just the ability to comfortably layer clothing offers plenty of color combinations.
With so many choices, it can be easy to get carried away and that’s why you need to know what’s best for autumn so you can look great without coming across as too much of a try-hard. These are some fashion-forward looks you need to rock this fall.
It’s hard to beat a fresh polo shirt, which is great because it’s one of the go-to tops of the season. The quintessential collared shirt is ideal for casual wear or a quick outfit for the office, and it pairs well with sweaters and jackets when the temperature dips. The vintage Penguin polo was selected as one of the best new menswear items in the world and it’s tough to argue against a shirt that’s so effortlessly stylish. Make sure you have several knitted polos in a variety of colors and you’ll be able to sport a stylish new outfit every day of the week.
There’s nothing like when sweater weather rolls around, and it’s even better when your sweater makes you look like a trendsetter. Sometimes, the classics are classics for a reason, and you’d be hard pressed to beat a vintage sweater. The iconic American schoolboy look is all the rage for fall 2016 and the preppy sweater is making a comeback this year. The V-neck prep school sweater is a great way to add some classic style that’s very with the times. It also looks good on just about anyone and is perfect for whatever weather the season throws at you.
Boots are the best when it comes to fall. There are few things that top the sound of rustling leaves and snapping twigs crunching beneath the soles of a great pair of boots. The Chelsea has been a hot item for the last year or two and continues to be a big winner. The laceless boot oozes style and looks just as great with a well-cut suit as it does with a fresh pair of blue jeans. You can also find a number of different colors and materials available beyond your typical blacks and browns. In particular, Common Projects is offering washed-out grays, sleek black leather, and suede options to provide plenty of choices for stylish fall kicks.
Here’s one trend that’s sure to please most every guy out there. Hoodies are very much in vogue this year and own a clean, solid hoodie is a must for every guy. The staple sweatshirt is “addictively easy and comfortable” and can be worn just as easily on the street as it can on a run or at the gym. We’re also always down with something that can help provide some cool comfort and couldn’t be happier that the hoodie has become haute couture for 2016.
Bomber jackets are easily one of the biggest fashion trends for 2016 and if you don’t have one already, you need to go buy one pronto. Whether it’s a classic military bomber or something with a bit more flair, you can’t go wrong with this piece in your wardrobe. Patches and embellishments like ornate broidery are very on trend right now, but you’d be just as well served with a shiny material in a nice olive drab. What’s also great about bombers are their versatility. They’re not too heavy, making them perfect for chilly fall mornings or when the day starts to warm up.
This might seem a bit obvious, but plaid remains one of the hottest patterns for the season. Derived from the traditional Scottish tartans, it’s a great way to add a splash of color to your ensemble while still looking rugged and traditional. You can’t go wrong with a classic plaid, but bold and bright optionsâ€”we’re talking reds, yellows, and emerald greensâ€”are all terrific. They’re also excellent ways to make a statement this season. Just be careful when you pick out the perfect plaid, because you don’t want to look like you’re wearing camouflage gear made from someone’s grandma’s couch.
These are just some of the hottest options available for the cold weather season, but the most important style is the one you make your own. Adding bold colors and textures to outfits is another trend looking to break out this season, and it provides plenty of opportunities to experiment and find what you think looks best.