Okay everybody, it’s time to talk fashion. What you wear can have a huge impact on what others think of you, as well as how you feel about yourself. So stop hiding under baggy sweats and old baseball caps. Up your style game by following some of these top nine fashion trends for guys.
The Upgraded Sweatshirt
Sure, you love your hoodie with your college’s colors or letters. But instead of wearing it 24/7, turn it in for a sweatshirt with style. In right now are hoodies with cardigan like features (think chunky buttons), those in multi-colors (black and gray ), and sweatshirts that are slim fitted.
The Winter-Proof Sweater
Speaking of hoodies, if you’re heading out on a winter date, try pulling on a heavy sweater. Don’t go oversized or ill-fitted. Instead, pick a sweater that is light enough it can be layered. We love a good knit sweater in a dark gray or a classic v-neck.
The Unique Pair of Socks
Want to make a statement without rocking the boat? Try a pair of socks. Easily covered up as well as shown, men’s socks are huge trend makers. You can get clever ones with pictures and phrases or go for modern, art deco in neon colors.
The Vintage Footwear
Chucks, Keds, and Converse are all coming back this year as the must have-shoe. They are great at taking a dressier look and bringing it back to college level awesomeness. But if you do want something more dressy but still comfy, check out shoe brands like Nike and Adidas twists on their iconic sneakers.
The Classy Flannel
Every college guy has got to have flannel. But don’t stick with that beat up button down your grandpa gave you. Instead, try on a slim or trim fit flannel that hugs your body, rather than covers it up. It’ll turn more heads and can be worn layered without being too bulky.
The Must-Have Accessory
What’s on your body is only half the battle. Your outfit will not be complete without a watch. This year, watches are leaning two ways — high-tech and all-natural. High-tech watches include smart watches and even athletic watches. Find one that’s understated (jet black is best). For the natural look, check out watches made out of real wood. It makes a great, functional statement piece.
The Simple Peacoat
When picking a coat that can transition from day to night, men are unfortunately not left with many choices. That’s why it is essential to outfit your fall and winter wardrobe with a peacoat. For the highest quality, go wool (but check the care label before washing). You’ll want one to wear when out on a date, at an internship interview, or attending a networking session.
The Well-Fitted Dark Suit
Just because you’re in college doesn’t mean you should leave the suit behind. You’ll need a well-fitted suit sooner than you think for occasions like fraternity events or meetings with potential employers. To stay ahead of the trend, invest in a dark black or gray suit. Don’t forget that quality and fit mean everything, so if possible, save up for this big expense.
The Comfy, Single Colored T-Shirt
Not everything has to be suits and ties or pea coats and sweaters. If your look is more laid back, don’t forget to stock your closet with the comfy t-shirt. Sure, your band’s logo is killer, but you should also have plenty of single color shirts for layering purposes or to wear around campus. Keep them in great condition and they become a lifesaver when you just need something to toss on over a pair of jeans.
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