Fashion is an ever-changing industry, and it can sometimes be difficult to keep up with all the latest trends. When it comes to trends within fashion, the phrase “what goes around, comes around” is certainly true. Often trends that were popular decades ago find their way back into modern fashion, and it is always exciting to see how people style the old trends. If you are someone who is interested in men’s fashion, then we have put together this list of four men’s fashion trends we think will be popular this year.
One trend that is making its way into the men’s fashion industry is layering. Layering is a great way to add some extra depth to your outfit and elevate the outfit slightly. The good thing about layering is that there really is no right or wrong way to do it. When it comes to layering, you have complete freedom to be as creative as you want and make an outfit that is unique to you.
Layering during the winter months certainly serves a good purpose, but you can absolutely play with layering during summer, too. If you have a casual shirt that you like to wear, why not layer it with a plain white vest and leave the shirt unbuttoned. You could also add some accessories too. A classic chained pocket watch from Dalvey, some rings and a small hoop earring is a great way to add some extra style to your outfit.
Polo shirts are a timeless classic that is recently making their way back into the fashion scene. Not everyone is an expert in styling outfits, but a polo shirt is essential that every man should have in their wardrobe. It is a simple shirt that can be dressed up or dressed down and works in every season. This new range from Orlebar Brown would be a good place to look if you are wanting to find some new polo shirts for your wardrobe.
If you are unsure how to style a polo shirt, start with just a basic jeans and t-shirt look. Pair your favourite jeans and trainers with a plain polo shirt for a casual day look. If you did want to smarten the look, then swap out the jeans for smart trousers and trainers for proper shoes. These are both small changes, but they can really transform your outfit.
Printed shirts are one trend that seems to be on the rise. With summer just around the corner, it seems many men are swapping out their plain casual t-shirts for snazzy printed shirts. The good thing about printed shirts is that they are statement pieces. There is not much styling that needs to happen when you put on a printed shirt, you can just pair it with some simple shorts or trousers, and you have a look.
While printed shirts are certainly very summery, they can definitely work all year round. If you are wanting to wear some printed shirts during autumn and winter, then perhaps opt for ones that are darker colours and less bright prints. In the colder months you may need some extra layers, so why not try pairing the shirt with a smart jacket and some accessories for a smart evening look.
Gender-bending fashion may be trendy now, but it certainly didn’t start in 2022. Dressing in gender-neutral or gender-fluid clothes has been around for decades and certainly made an influence in the 80s with the likes of David Bowie and Grace Jones. It is important to remember that for some, fashion is simply a way to dress, but for others, it is an expression of their identity. Fashion gives you the opportunity to explore your identity in new ways and show who you really are through the clothes you wear. There is a huge sense of community behind gender-bending fashion, people of all backgrounds can come together to celebrate their gender and sexualities.
Gender-bending in the modern age has similar connotations to when it was trendy in the 80s. People are using gender-fluid fashion to break down the walls of toxic masculinity and show the world that they do not need to conform to societal expectations. More recently, we have seen men dressing in skirts and dresses on red carpets, with their nails painted and glitter decorating their eyes. As society continues to evolve, it is likely we will keep on seeing genderfluidity within the fashion industry and more people will express themselves through the clothes they wear.
Ultimately, fashion trends come and go, but what is important is finding clothes that make you feel happy. Whether you decide to abide by what is trendy or you choose to stray from the conventions, make sure that choose to wear things that are true to who you are.