WHAT MEN WILL BE WEARING IN SPRING/SUMMER 2018Runway shows from the recent Men’s Fashion Weeks showcased models in some outrageous sculptural pieces, sequins, and really short shorts, but thankfully there were also loads of pieces for men to actually wear, and some new ways to wear what they already own. Here’s a roundup of what men will be wearing and how they’ll wear it for Spring/Summer 2018…
EMBRACE YOUR SUMMER WHITE
Previously associated with summertime in the Hamptons, for SS18, white-on-white takes on a more utilitarian feel. Think workwear basics like a white denim jacket, crew-neck tee, or a well-worn button-down to make the monochrome summer look feel less precious.
LAYERED VERTICAL OR HORIZONTAL STRIPES
Breton-stripes were again seen on the runways, although this time they were worn with personality, as contrasting striped pieces were layered over each other. We saw a thick striped nautical sweater worn over a thin, horizontal striped polo shirt at one show, while at another a pin-stripe jacket was wrapped around the waist of a model wearing a thick vertically striped shirt. The key here is to keep your stripes running in the same direction, but vary their proportion.
LINEN BOMBER JACKET
The bomber has a timeless appeal that transcends years, styles, and trends, which makes it a worthy investment for those with classic personal style. The most recent satin, embroidered version is popular with fashionable blokes. Keep your eye out for the bomber next season – it’s been reinvigorated in linen form.
THE SHORT SLEEVED PARTY SHIRT
The 1950s-esque camp-collared shirt trend continues with new variations to the theme for SS18, with designers offering their take on the short sleeved shirt with Hawaiian inspired prints and pyjama shirt styles. A tricky look to get right, but if worn with confidence it can give your outfit a suave, retro-Americana feel. Or you could copy the runways with their counter-intuitive styling: designers paired the loose, printed shirts with dressed-up trousers in traditional check.
THE TUCKED TEE
The so-awkward-it’s-cool tucked-in tee look may actually become a trend. The dorky styling, more synonymous with older dads, has been spotted on many style rebels of late. These stylish men of various tribes are pairing their tucked-in tees with trendy kicks and jeans, or high-waisted pants with side-tabs or front-pleats, which admittedly does look pretty edgy on them. The jury is out on how this will translate to the average Joe sporting a hint of a beer-belly and man-boobs.
On the streets I found:
Lives: Rose Bay
Street Style: Hat by Primitive, top by Among Equals, sunnies by Sienna Alexander London, and Adidas trackies and trainers
Fave item for the season: A bucket hat.
Lives: Bondi Junction
Occupation: Co-owner Coral Sky
Street Style: Top by Indikah, denim skirt by Lost in Lunar, peep toe boots by Nude, and vegan bangle bag, all from Coral Sky in North Bondi.
Fave Item for the season: Black sheer dress with gold polka dots by Sass.
For more style tips or help with your personal style, contact Sharmin Musca Personal Stylist on 0405 518 155 or visit personalstylist.net.au.