We are well into Fall, and designers unveiled their F/W 15 collections almost a year ago during Milan, New York, and Paris Fashion Week, as well as London Collections: Men. Whether formal or casual, the focus was on wearable and accessible pieces with the importance being texture, color, and silhouette. I will be outlining some of the major trends for Fall 15; the items chosen will be affordable and under $500 - I begin with THE STATEMENTS.
Suede Biker Jacket, $299 |Zara|
Taking cues from womenswear; Western wear has crossed over into menswear. From denim on denim looks to fringe, the Western style is no longer just your grandfather's old cowboy boots. Suede jackets, distressed patches, and worn-in bandanas are great ways to keep the looks modern.
How to wear it: Think about creating a look that is practical; not literal. Denim on denim with a cowboy boot is not the way to go; update the look with a Chelsea or Desert boot. Also, men can wear fringe; look for a vest or moccasin fringe boot.
Designer Inspiration: Dsquared2
Leather Ankle Boot, $139 |Zara|
Studio 54 is back with this rebel meets rocker trend. Undoubtedly the major theme of the season, the 1970s are back with subtle hints of flare, graphic details, and over-sized collars. This trend isn't about wearing bell-bottom pants and heeled boots, it's about combining modern menswear with indirect elements of the 70s.
How to wear it: Many of these looks can be feminine and too much for most men, but if that's your style, go for it! Slight boot cut jeans, geometric patterns, and ankle boots are easy ways to incorporate this trend into your wardrobe. If that still isn't your thing, go for a cropped leather biker jacket or shearling coat.
Designer Inspiration: Gucci
Animal Print L/S Woven, $29.99 |H&M|
One of the most daring trends on the runway and for fashion risk-takers is animal prints. Seen in bold leopard prints to various shades of grey, this trend is about making a statement, and not being afraid to stand out. For an easy and [acceptable] way to show attitude, add a little animal print this season.
How to wear it: Calvin Klein did it best this season. If you are going to incorporate this trend, do so by adding a subtle hint of animal print in a neutral tone. While animal print is considered a neutral, too much of it can have you looking like a zoo animal. Look for blazers, wovens, or accessories in prints; this is an easy way to give your look a bit of 'tude.
Designer Inspiration: Calvin Klein
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