O.K. I know most of my readers are female but we want to be fair to the males as well and show what the new Fall 2014 Trends are for them too. I hope you are starting to find some of the items I shared in my last post to add to your fall wardrobe. Since attending the Fall 2014 Fashion preview at Belk with Arlene Goldstein, Belk’s VP of Trend Merchandising and Fashion Direction, I am excited to share what’s new for the season for the men in your lives in this blog post.
Here are the ten must-have items for the season for men:
Chambray Shirt –
This is an all time favorite that is always in style! You can dress it up or dress it down. It goes great with chinos or a suit and can be found in a wide range of blues so make sure to choose the shade that best fits your dominant color characteristic!
Athletic Top –
As with the women’s trends, we are seeing so much gym-inspired clothing with new details and textiles to update and refresh knits of all kinds. Check out this baseball tee with elbow patches and the use of color blocking. You can certainly wear athletic inspired items with more polished items for a complete new look.
Corduroy Pant –
Cords have never been a cooler option for the office or weekend wear. You will find them in a range of browns and saturated burgundies for the wear anywhere colors. These can be worn with a sport coat or dressed down with a sporty sweatshirt.
Fashion Add-ons –
Accessories are not just for the women. Men have tie bars, boutonnieres, cuff links and pocket squares just to mention a few. Of course bow-ties are still a hot item too. These add on accessories are just the thing to take your look from “drab” to “fab”!
Layering is “the look” and the henley knit is a necessity for fall. Use it to layer over a tee or under a sport coat or with a hoodie. Find a color and texture you like to add to your fall wardrobe this season.
Jog Pant –
Going along with the sportswear theme this season is the new bottom that is now designed to complement all the polished sportswear pieces.
This has been a favorite for a while. They are ultra-light and easy to pack and easy to wear. The puffy vests and jackets are the perfect fall completer piece. It weighs nothing and you can stuff it in a backpack.
Tailored Vest –
The vest can mix and match with almost everything in your closet. It can also be dressed up or dressed down. It is another great completer piece to any man’s wardrobe.
This isn’t your grandpa’s work boot. Try a desert boot to a work wear-inspired option. Updated soles and vintage leathers in contrasting colors are the top trends. The browns and camels are hot colors this fall. Notice the British tan messenger bag for carrying either college books or client files.
Velvet Sport Coat –
It’s not just for the holidays. It can be worn with jeans or a dress pant. You will find it in several jewel tone colors to add a touch of flash to your wardrobe.
Remember, it is just as important that men find the best colors in their clothing to fit their dominant color characteristics as it is for women. If you, or the man in your life you are shopping for, is a very slim and trim guy and you have a hard time finding things to fit and won’t look baggy, try Banana Republic. I recently had a male client that was in this category and I was able to find pants and shirts in both “Slim” and “Tailored Slim” styles that fit perfectly. You see ladies, men have body shape issues too!
Continue watching for more Blog Posts coming very soon with even more Fall Trends to add to your wardrobe!