Clothing Style for Men 2013
When you’ve seen as many runway shows and presentations for the Spring 2013 collections as the Men’s Health Style Team has, it’s easy to feel a little overwhelmed by the deluge of style. That’s why we took a step back, compared notes, and decided that no matter how unique the designer or creative the collection, there were clear and common themes that emerged for the season. Here are 5 stand-out trends for spring—and tips for wearing them right now. (And for more must-have style advice delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for The Style Siren newsletter.)
1. Primary Colors
While electric shades dominated the runways last spring and eventually progressed to the stately jewel tones this fall, straightforward pops of primary will lighten up the color trend this spring. They look especially crisp with white, as seen at Lacoste and Nautica; and black, as seen at Michael Kors. Or, if you’ve really got some brass, in a solid suit, as seen at Gucci.
Here’s a secret: You’ll always be in style if you add a little military to your wardrobe. It’s an enduring trend in men’s clothing that never really leaves because it’s always masculine and very cool. Whether you choose the camouflage shorts at J. Crew and Mark McNairy, the olive tone suits of Todd Snyder or the anoraks at Burberry Prorsum, the key to rocking the military movement is the fit. So leave those enormous fatigues from the Army/Navy store in the attic and aim for some of these.
Designers really went after this trend with neon kicks, unique hand-painted details, and bags big enough to fit your entire bag collection. For you, start small to liven up your look in a big way. Or if you’re accessory shy, take it down a notch and make it your own, with the simple addition of a bright watch or colored shoelaces. (Show us your swag! Instagram a photo of your favorite accessories and we’ll feature it on MensHealth.com.)
4. Athletic Elements
When Ryan Lochte and Russell Westbrook start dotting the front row, it’s tough to ignore the mash up of athletics (and athletes in the form of Olympians and NBA and NFL stars this season) and fashion. Now, designers are making it easy to capture the sporty look without looking gym-bound. Make it work sans sweat in crisp windbreakers, sweatshirts, rugby stripes, and striped track pants.
Stripes streaked across some unexpected places for spring. The full-on striped suits at Tommy Hilfiger were a bit bold, but subtler striations could be found on traditional ties at Parke & Ronen and button-up shirts at Dolce & Gabbana. Embrace it this spring. Even if it’s a pattern you can get behind, like any other trend, play it safe by limiting yourself to one or two striped pieces, or by sticking with a simple lightly pinstriped suit (i.e. one that doesn’t make you look like Beetlejuice).
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