Last years runways saw tons of different trends take centre stage, showing us that SS15 would be a season to remember. With its polished yet laid-back style, the presence of Sports Luxe continued to be felt in big-name collections such as Burberry Prorsum, whilst the psychedelic prints of the 1970s comeback dominated runways from the likes of Topman Design to Saint Laurent. With both set to be huge, which is the trend for you this season?
A trend that has been prevalent in men’s fashion since back in 2012, Sports Luxe continues to live on both on the runway and the highstreet. This look is extremely easy to pull off, and gives an effortless, stylish vibe to your outfit that can work perfectly for both your casual and formal attire.
Adding a hint of Sports Luxe into your casual wear is simple. Replace your old pair of jeans with a pair slimline joggers, or swap out your favourite jumper for a sleek sweatshirt. The bomber jacket also fits perfectly into this trend, and, with it also being this season’s must-have piece, it is definitely a good idea to pick one up if you haven’t already. Trainers are an obvious essential with this look, and a cool, fashion forward pair are the key to Sports Luxe success this season. Finally, invest in a back pack with a minimalist design for anything you might need to carry around. Although these items are most commonly found in block colours such as back, grey and navy, don’t be afraid to mix things up this season with brighter shades and stand-out prints. Scuba and leather-look pieces will also allow you to put an SS15 twist on this trend without stepping too far away from its urban appeal.
Finding a way to incorporate Sports Luxe into your formal wear is much more difficult as most pieces are associated with casual, street style. However, it can be done. Ditch your usual formal footwear and pair your favourite slim-fit suit with a pair of crisp, all-white trainers to add an urban-dapper look, similar to that of Nick Jonas.
From the fringe-filled, floral fashion of hippie culture, to the leather covered rise of the punk-rockers, the 1970s were full of different styles and trends, all of which are back in men’s fashion this season, just waiting for you to add them to your wardrobe.
Unless you want your outfit to end up looking like a fancy-dress hippie costume, try not to go all-out with the ’70s inspired look, keeping to no more than a few pieces per outfit for a look that channels the decade without fully replicating it. For example, swap out your regular, slim-fit shirt for a baggier alternative in a psychedelic print, or keep the slim-fit pieces on the top half and match them with a daring pair of flared jeans for an authentic ’70s feel. A fringed, suede piece could easily replace your trusty leather or denim jacket this season for the same effect. Let a pair of John Lennon-esque sunglasses be the crown jewel of your ’70s look as you enjoy the sun later this SS15.
70s influence is probably best added to your formal style in small parts, especially at work where you want to dress stylish but not too over the top. The easiest way to do this is by pairing your regular suit with a wide-collared shirt, and by trying out earthy or pastel colour schemes. Flared, smart trousers could also be used to channel the decade in your formal wear, but are a lot more of a risk. If you are brave enough to try a pair however, be sure to keep the rest of your outfit slim to prevent a costume-like look that throws off your body proportions. Topman is undoubtedly the place to go this season when looking to pull this look off, with their Topman Design range being inspired by the ’70s and ’90s.
So, which trend are we more likely to see you in this season?
How will you be fitting it into your wardrobe?
Let me know in the comments below!