From men’s t-shirts to of-the-moment colorful sneakers, men’s fashion is ever-changing. It changes so much, in fact, it can even feel overwhelming to know what's in and what's out. If you’re a man looking to stay on top of fashion trends, though, there are some easy and accessible ways to do so. And it doesn’t mean diving fully into the trend. Instead, you can try out different aspects of a trend, or put together outfits that make sense for your style.
Here are some ways to stay on top of the world of ever-changing men’s fashion.
In the age of the internet, it seems that magazines are becoming less and less popular, but by picking up a men’s fashion magazine for a lazy Saturday on the couch or when spending a day traveling by train or plane, you can quickly and simply learn about the latest trends in men’s fashion. Men’s fashion magazines can sometimes show the most avant-garde of trends, but can also clue you into what’s going to be en vogue in the seasons to come.
If you see the extravagant trench coats are in for men, you can pare down that look by getting yourself a tried-and-true trench coat. If you notice that dark jeans are present in all of the magazine’s fashion spreads, get yourself a new pair of dark men’s jeans to wear with your favorite tee. Fashion magazines provide a lot of style inspiration, whether you follow a trend exactly or choose to put your own spin on it. Plus, it’s kind of nice to read something on paper—and not on a screen.
It’s no secret that the internet opens a world of possibilities for everything, including fashion. With just the simple Google search of “men’s fashion trends this year,” your eyes can be opened to the world of men’s fashion near and far. You’ll find guides to the season’s buzziest clothing and outfit ideas for any situation—whether you’re dressing for work, a date, or a dinner party. You can look up the season’s fashion in different countries and even add some European style to your normal men’s boots.
You can even stream videos of fashion shows or browse the websites of your favorite fashion brands to see what kinds of men’s clothing or accessories are showing up at the brands you like—that’ll show you what’s truly trending that season. If you see lots of jewel-toned cardigans, you’ll know that item is in for the winter. Or, if black sneakers are everywhere you look, that’s trending this season.
Whether on Instagram, Facebook or just by doing a quick internet search, men’s fashion leaders can help guide your style, too. Pick a celebrity, artist, or designer who you look to for fashion inspiration and see what they’re wearing this season. If you see your favorite celebrity wearing a men’s turtleneck sweater you really like, try wearing one with your favorite pair of jeans.
Their style will also help give you outfit ideas likely using items that are already in your closet. You can scroll through their pictures and recreate the outfits that speak most to you.
Basics like jeans, white t-shirts, men’s cashmere sweaters, boat shoes, and solid-colored polo shirts are always stylish. If you invest in a few basic staples that you can wear season-to-season, you’ll already be following fashion trends by sticking to the items that are always “in.”
If you’re not sure what basics exactly are, think back to your dad’s wardrobe or your grandfather’s wardrobe. Think of the items they wore decades ago that are still seen on men today. You’ll likely think about things like white T-shirts, flattering sweaters, a good suit, and those go-to jeans. If you need further help, consult your wife, partner, mom, or best friend.
It’s not hard to stay on top of men’s fashion trends, especially with the abundance of information available instantly online. Plus, basics never go out of style—so just by getting yourself some basic wardrobe staples, you can be confident that your outfits will always look cool. If the idea of staying on top of fashion trends feels intimidating, just remind yourself that just a pair of jeans and a white T-shirt are always trendy. And, remember that the most important fashion advice is to wear what makes you comfortable.