Men’s Spring Fashion Trends for 2017
This spring, we’re seeing a lot of vintage themes and revisiting 90’s male fashion. Disclaimer: Syracuse spring is unpredictable, and therefore it is advised that readers check their weather apps before leaving the house in any of the following. Nautical Vibes
Most recently popularized by rapper Lil Yachty, who was named Nautica’s newest creative director, nautical attire is making an unexpected comeback in the best way possible. This trend is bringing boating pieces out of the marina by adding a grungy twist to preppy classics. Think oversized, vintage-looking striped tees, lightweight sweaters and colorful windbreakers for a balance of preppy hipster/street chic vibes. Looking for an easy way to pull of this trend? Head to your local thrift store and raid the racks for vintage sailing attire, or hit up Forever 21 and H&M Men for a reasonably priced striped tee and colorful windbreaker. If you want to go all out, throw on a pair of white pants for a full-on nautical inspired look.
With the resurgence of classic American brands like Levi’s, Tommy Hilfiger and Guess, the 90’s are back in a big way for both men’s and women’s fashion. A$AP Rocky’s highly anticipated second collaboration with Guess featured an assortment of washed-out ringer tees and vintage-inspired denim pieces. Not to mention, Tommy Hilfiger’s vintage logo tees and denim are some of the most sought-after clothing items at the moment. If you’re looking to incorporate this trend into your own wardrobe, thrift stores are definitely going to be your best friend. They’ll give you the most authentic look, and you don’t have to spend a ton of money. If thrifting isn’t your thing, you can achieve the same look with a distressed denim jacket and vintage band tee from your favorite shop.
Elevate your Sweats
Sweats are a major key to looking cool but staying comfortable this spring, and, since they lost the couch potato designation, are available everywhere. Kanye West’s newest collaboration with Adidas, dubbed the “Calabasas” collection featured matching crewneck sweatpants sets. High-end brands like Gucci and Vetements became infamous after releasing ~luxury~ sweats retailing at over $1,000. If you want to rock the sweats trend without looking like you just rolled out of bed, try a more fitted pair of joggers for a less baggy look, and throw on a matching track jacket for a look that screams, “I have my shit together.”
Layers are in, so look cool while staying warm (because even though it’s spring it’s still Syracuse) and add a hoodie underneath a denim jacket or bomber. You can also relive your childhood with a short sleeve t-shirt with long sleeves attached. You know, the kind that you had to wear if you got anywhere near the skate park. Try to keep things loose, but not bulky, by layering oversized fitted items over tighter ones, but also don’t try to pile on five things at a time. If you’re ballin’ on a budget, this trend is probably the easiest to achieve because you can reuse clothes you already own. Throw a basic long sleeve tee underneath your favorite oversized t-shirt or a hoodie underneath a cool bomber/denim jacket.