Stay trendy this spring by checking a few boxes on the list of the biggest men’s fashion trends for spring/summer 2014. Find out what the most respected designers are offering for this season and suit up with the key trends in order to maintain your impeccable style.
From the newest prints and colors to retro and sporty influences, discover the most important trends for men’s fashion in spring 2014, including less structured man bags.
Suits On the Slouchy Side
A well-structured suit is still the most important look for business attire, but if you’re looking for trendy looks, go for a more slouchy feel this spring. Whether it’s slouchy shoulders or longer jackets, go for fluid lines.
Valentino, Calvin Klein, Versace and Prada are among the biggest trend-setters for this look, but Z Zenga and Lanvin are also great inspiration for the slouchy look, both for jackets and for pants that are slightly loose.
Both designs and fabrics have a touch of sportiness to them and this is one of the biggest men’s fashion trends for spring 2014. From soccer to surfing and skating, brands like Alexander Wang, Gucci and Salvatore Ferragamo went for a more active look in their designs. Givenchy and Shaun Samson are other big supporters of the trend.
The color of the year might be Pantone’s Radiant Orchid, but for men it’s all about the blues this spring. If you love navy, you can go nuts with it this season, but don’t ignore other shades of blue, including baby blue. Collections from Balmain, Calvin Klein, Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, Kenzo and Issey Miyake have turned blue into one of the biggest men’s fashion trends in Spring 2014.
The last thing you should be thinking about when you read floral prints is casual Hawaiian shirts. Designers have used them for luxe looks, including silk shirts and blazers. Featured in collections from Saint Laurent, Gucci, 3.1 Phillip Lim and Alexander McQueen, the floral print is a bold look, but a man with style can pull it off by choosing structured pieces, unlike slouchy Hawaiian shirts.
While the ‘60s were a big inspiration a few years back, after the arrival of “Mad Men”, designers are moving on to the ‘50s and even ‘40s with high waisted pants and cool collars. Featured on the runway in collections from Michael Kors, Brioni and Bottega Veneta, the mid-century vintage feel is one of the key men’s fashion trends in spring 2014, so don’t pass it up.
Another touch of sportswear making its way into high fashion for men, bermuda shorts may be similar to basketball shorts, but they’re a lot more sophisticated. Seen on the runway in collections from Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Fendi, Marni, Diesel Black Gold, bermuda shorts are definitely an extreme look, but they’ll definitely be a streetwear favorite among men’s fashion trends for spring 2014 since it can also easily transition to the hot summer months.
Another retro touch, the dandy look is making a comeback. From scarves to silk suits, collections from Roberto Cavalli, Dolce & Gabbana, Maison Martin Margiela and Emporio Armani featured the romantic touch of a man who knows how to take care of himself. A silk scarf is the least you can try for a wardrobe influenced by men’s fashion trends in spring 2014.
Longer tops are coming back this season. Seen on the runway in collections from Rick Owens, J.W. Anderson, Christophe Lemaire and more, tunic tops are a luxe item that won’t work for every man, but it’s easier to wear if you simply think of it as high fashion version of oversized tees, perfect for streetwear.
A structured leather briefcase will never go out of style, but the trendy look is a softer bag this season. Slouchier bags are on their way to becoming one of the best men’s fashion trends for spring/summer 2014. Seen on the runway in collections by Burberry, Kenzo, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Z Zegna and more, softer man bags are definitely the must have accessory of the season for fashion forward men.