We may only be a few months into 2018, but this year is already shaping up to be a seriously fashionable one for men. Taking strong cues from the past and blending them with of-the-moment elements, these gents have set the sartorial tone for the upcoming seasons. Attitude-heavy but surprisingly wearable, the major looks we see now will undoubtedly stick around for the rest of the year. So, if you’re wondering what pieces you should invest in, we have you covered with this roundup of the 5 best men’s fashion trends for 2018.
1) VINTAGE CHECKS
During the closing of 2017, vintage checks were trending heavily for women. Coming into 2018, they have also been adopted by the gents and are now appearing on everything from men’s trousers to jackets and even caps and socks. To rock this look, try starting out with one statement checked garment, such as a coat or blazer. Then, if you’re feeling confident, consider adding a matching piece, like pants or a hat or bag.
2) TURTLENECK SUIT
Suiting never goes out of style, but there are ways to keep your tailored look appearing on-trend each season. This year, it’s all about what you pair your suit with. So, when the weather gets cold, swap your usual shirt for a turtleneck sweater. By combining a turtleneck with a smart suit, you’ll be able to achieve an incredibly stylish and sleek look. The mock turtleneck is also a very nice, low profile option.
3) STATEMENT CAMELS
When it comes to the color you’ll be wearing the most this year, think of rich and warm shades of beige/tan/sienna/brown. These camel hues create quite the statement and appear surprisingly stylish when worn smartly. If you do choose to rock camel all-over, just make sure that you add something that blends, not matches. Alternatively, if you want to wear only one statement camel piece, make it a tailored coat and pair it with neutral colors and simple designs, such as a white shirt, blue jeans and sneakers.
4) 70's STYLE
Late last year saw the return of ’70s fashion for men, but this year will take it to the next level. So, you can expect to spot plenty of brown and yellow as well as flared pants, rollneck sweaters, denim, and suede fabrics on the streets in the upcoming seasons. While it may not seem stylish in theory, in reality, this retro trend is uniquely fashionable. As such, it’s ideal for those who like a bold appearance. However, you can wear this trend more subtly by adding just one ’70s piece to an otherwise modern outfit.
5) VERTICAL STRIPES
Hit the ground racing in 2018 with the incorporation of vertical stripes into your wardrobe. A refreshing departure from the stock standard horizontal stripes that are always around, vertical stripes can lend even the most basic outfit an eye-catching element. Another great thing about this trend is that it can be as bold or as subtle as you like. For a bold look, just choose thick stripes in strong, contrasting colors. For a more subdued style, select thinner lines of similar soft or neutral tones.