Out with the old and in with the new! That's the motto typically promoted in the fashion world, but this summer, old school styles will be back on the catwalk with an inspirational twist. At Konifer, we share your appreciation for cutting edge trends, so we have compiled a list of our top picks for summer male fashion 2016.
Baseball Hats and Neckerchiefs
Whether you are wearing a distressed denim jacket or a fitted wool suit, the latest accessories on the runway are baseball caps. Dress up this classic American style with luxurious leather or pair a light, versatile color with dark, contrasting tones. Either way, you'll be making a bold statement that transcends practicality and tradition.
- The baseball cap should be everywhere this summer
For a more sophisticated look, neckerchiefs are also making a comeback as a must-have summertime accessory. Tuck a rich, silky fabric under the collar of your top coat or tie a brightly colored ascot around your neck to complement a lightweight, cotton shirt. With so many combinations of fabrics and colors, the possibilities are virtually endless.
Pants and Shorts
As the weather gets warmer, slouchy pants and jeans are expected to make an appearance as well. However, this loosely tailored silhouette is more cabana and less hip hop, so don't be afraid to make it your own with bold colors and textured fabrics. Go for wide-leg jeans or airy slacks to create a cool, relaxed look.
- You will see a lot of men's knees on hot days this year
Shorts, on the other hand, are the wardrobe staple of the season, falling at mid-thigh and showcasing an array of beach-inspired hues. Sport a pair of dark denim shorts with a simple button down shirt or layer a fitted blazer over a subtle floral design.
Jackets and Footwear
One unexpected summer trend for men in 2016 is the bomber jacket. This 1950's throwback knows no limits, making it suitable to wear with shorts, slacks or jeans. Pull together a casual look with a black leather bomber or a classic sock hop style made of satin.
- The Bomber Jacket, a must-have for the cool summer evenings in 2016
As far as footwear, socks and sandals have formed a new niche for 2016, but you won't find plastic sandals and tube socks on the runway. Instead, match cashmere or cotton socks with leather-strapped sandals for a laid-back, European vibe. You can even coordinate the color of the fabric with your jacket, pants or shirt.
Colors and Patterns
Another fast emerging trend this summer is Eastern-inspired silks and patterns. Often referred to as Chinoiserie, this distinct print features cultural elements like dragons, cranes and flowers. Furthermore, the flexibility of Chinoiserie makes it ideal for suits, jackets and shirts.
For chic color combinations that will take your look to the next level, stock your wardrobe with plenty of greens and greys. Although summer is typically characterized by fun patterns and intense colors, deep olive shades and pale silvery hues provide an extra touch of elegance.
Jewelry and Watches
If you are in search of the perfect jewelry for the season, consider wearing more than one ring on the same hand. From fashion shows to business meetings, this edgy trend is no longer just for rock stars, but high-quality materials like white gold and platinum are recommended for extended wear.
Finally, every gentleman needs a good watch and there is no shortage of styles to choose from. This summer, smaller watches will be replacing oversized models for a more streamlined look. Meanwhile, smart watches will continue to gain popularity as designers put their own spin on this convenient new technology.
With this summer fashion guide, we make it easy for you to revitalize your wardrobe based on the most recent trends. Just be sure to select clothing and accessories that suit your personal preferences as well.