Summer Style Guide: Minimal Menswear for Summer 2017

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Summer is finally on its way (or at least we hope so). With the heat bound to be blazing down on you, we’d like to go through some of the best minimal summer fashion trends for men in 2017. Some you’ll love, some you’ll hate, but all of which you’ll be forced to see all summer long.

Here are four of our favorites:

Dare to Wear Pink

Men’s fashion looks tend to focus on fits, specific pieces and even brands, but not this year. This year it’s just a color – and that color is pink. For too long pink has been something men have actually been afraid to wear,  but seriously, what real man is scared of a color? It’s the season to reclaim pink as a color for both women and men, and whether you decide to go for a clean pastel pink or a deeper ruby toned shade, there’s bound to be something you’ll like the look of. 

If you’re nervous about dipping your toe into the pinky waters, just start small. A black T-shirt with a pink graphic design on it or a pink baseball cap can allow you to enjoy some men’s summer fashion without going in too deep. On the other hand, if you’re not concerned about the color, why not go full on? A pastel pink Oxford shirt can be a great addition to your office outfit, and a light-weight hoodie is the perfect statement piece.

Wide Leg Trousers

Menswear trends come and go, but when it comes to wide leg trousers, there’s a fair amount of hanging around. We’re not complaining though as this is a piece that can be styled in an endless amount of ways, is comfortable, flattering to a whole range of shapes and sizes, and is actually pretty easy to customize to your liking. You can go for extreme wide leg trousers to create a statement look, or keep them fairly discrete and channel a subtle yet unique style.

Keep them cropped to the ankles or maintain a standard length, grab them in a classic black or navy or experiment with bolder colors. With the variety of looks you can create with these trousers, this is a men’s summer style that’s hard to dislike. 

Cuban Collar Shirts

You know we mentioned how you’ll love and hate some of these trends? Well, this right here is a prime example of fashion splitting the room. The Cuban collar is one of those shirts you expect an old school gangster, you know the one who really cares about his mother and can make a ‘mean spaghetti’, to wear, and has a classic 50s flair that’s hard to beat.

What the shirt is comprised of is a small, notch lapel collar, a loose body and short sleeves, making it an ideal piece for warmer weather. Because of its summery vibe, it’s best to get one in a soft linen or poplin cotton, ensuring it’s breathable, cool and has a comfortable, relaxed finish. You can wear this statement shirt in a number of ways, but matching it with a pair of slim fit chinos is a classic look and one you can’t really go wrong with.

Go for a plain design for a more understated vibe, or go full on with color and patterns. One thing we would recommend however is to avoid playing around with too many contrasting prints. If you’ve got a busy shirt, keep the rest of your outfit neutral – don’t let your clothes fight for the spotlight.

Old School Footwear

Old school footwear – the latest men’s fashion trend that puts comfort first, ensuring that you don’t just look good, but your feet don’t hurt at the end of the day. Ignore those leather loafers that you’ve been meaning to break in, and instead pull out your comfortable Vans, Chuck Taylor All Stars or minimal New Balances. They’re great for throwing on with a whole range of pieces, from jeans and shorts to slim fit chinos and wide leg trousers. 

Try out less conventional looks by pairing these typically casual shoes with smart casual outfits, or just keep things simple and stick to the summer basics. The Summer trend for 2017 is about enjoying the classics, so you can easily play around with different combinations to see what works for you.




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