Summer has arrived and new clothes are hitting the rails but with so much to choose from just what do you go for? What are the menswear trends for summer 2012 and how do you wear them? Read our handy guide into the fashion trends for men in summer 2012.
The year of the Olympics has certainly made an impact on the fashion for this season with sportswear influences making their way onto many of our staple items of clothing. Why not team a polo shirt with jeans and trainers and carry a backpack for a truly sporty look? Beyond the actual t-shirts, trainers and track pants sportswear has made an influence elsewhere through the use of colour which is commonly found on lycra and the Team GB kit! Bright red and blue as well as neon pink and lime can all be found on shirts and jeans, clash the colours to get the most out of this trend; red jeans, bright pink top and white trainers is a cool and casual look.
Shorts are always a summer staple and this year they have been reinvented with a range of new trendy summer styles to suit a range of occasions! Shorts suitable for the gym are in their element this season and using the sportswear influence trend it is easy to pick something comfortable yet totally trendy! When it comes to daywear there are two main short trends to consider, tailored and stone or khaki shorts to be worn with loafers and a light coloured shirt or checked shorts in a range of colours with a plain polo shirt and sandals!
Khaki trousers are the perfect style of casual trousers that can be a “go-to” item for the entire summer, so versatile and lightweight, ideal for hot summer days and evenings. Khaki comes in a range of neutral shades centring on green and beige tones all of which can be worn with a selection of light coloured, short sleeved shirts.
T-Shirts with Pockets
Last year t-shirts with pockets were hot on the catwalk and they are back for another year this summer so delve into your wardrobe for the one you picked up last year or refresh with a new selection. T-shirts with pockets can range from the plain t-shirt with an unobtrusive pocket on the chest or a bold coloured t-shirt with a contrasting colour pocket! You can easily take this trend and combine it with the sportswear trend with a white t-shirt with a statement neon pocket.
Footwear Trends for Summer 2012
Footwear during the summer can often be a difficult point for men but this year it is made easy! The summer 2012 clothing trend you choose to invest in will generally dictate the choice of footwear you have available. Boat shoes are all over the catwalks this year, lightweight lace up shoes in a range of colours generally neutral to suit khaki trousers and shorts.
For those looking to combat the heat of summer choose brown leather sandals or even Fit Flops who have a range of fashionable designs for men this year. Don’t forget get the golden rule of wearing sandals… no socks!