What we can take away from New York Fashion Week
By Sheila Hui / BALLnROLL.com
|With New York Fashion Week coming to an end, our minds are in overdrive with all the new styles we witnessed stomping down the runway! While some fashions were over the top, and some were just plain ridiculous, there are definitely several wearable trends that translate into everyday life! Check out our Top 5 Wearable Trends for Men from New York Fashion Week this season!|
1) The Trench Coat
The trench is making a big comeback. No longer for just your dad's generation, this slick and stylish coat is part of the new wave of classic cool. The best part? It's flattering on all body types. Whether it's a dark colored trench like that seen in J. Crew's collection, or a wool version for the winter at Todd Snyder, there are tons of options. We suggest pairing your choice of trench with rolled up trousers, bright socks and casual shoes for a modern dressy casual look that's sure to impress.
2) The Peacoat
Another classic coat that's getting an update is the peacoat! Versatile and practical, this is a look that can go from work, to after-work drinks to a more formal event effortlessly. Our favorite comes from Simon Spurr who displayed a mid-thigh length navy blue peacaot with an exaggerated collar. Just enough swagger to be modern, but not over-the-top enough to be unwearable in the years to come. Perfection.
Pair with a chunky turtleneck and slim pants as seen on the model, or a warm crewneck, belt, skinny jeans and rugged boots. Classic never looked so cool.
3) White Pants
Not just for vacationing in Mexico, menswear designers proved white pants can, and should, be worn for the fall season! Adding a instant dose of crispness to any outfit, white pants are a cool and casual way to stand out in the crowd. Wear looser white pants with a plaid shirt and knitted cardigan a la Loden Dagger, or slim fit white pants with a warm winter sweater and longer coat for a more put-together look. We suggest making white the only pop of bright when choosing an outfit or risk looking like an eyesore. The key is to keep it fresh, not blinding.
4) Powder Blue
Along with burgundy and espresso brown, powder blue is a color of the season. Seen on sweaters, to pants, to full on suits, it's a breath of fresh air in formalwear and sportswear. Carlos Campo nailed it in his collection with an updated formalwear look that was oh so fresh and clean.
Powder blue tuxedo coat on top and darker blue slim fit pants on the bottom? Amazing. And for those not adventurous enough to rock a full-blue ensemble, try pairing a powder blue top with black pants. Still fresh and still clean.
Everything that was uncool is cool again. Granted, with modern twists and updated styling to look contemporary. The turtleneck is another piece being revived this season seen on runways from Michael Bastian, Simon Spurr, J.Crew and more.
Tucked into belted trousers and worn with a fitted leather coat, or untucked over jeans with a longer refined coat, there are a plethora of ways to wear the turtleneck! Stick fitted, but not tight, shirts to refrain from looking like you're being smothered by fabric. Thicker materials give off a manly vibe, especially in netural colors. Our favorite look? Michael Bastian pairing a navy turtleneck with a light brown blazer, bright blue gingham pocketsqaure, and...white pants! Amazing.
Posted on Mar 5, 2012