Tuesday, January 12, 2016

SFE Men: Key Trends for Fall 2016

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{Pullover - H&M, Denims - Aeropostale, Jacket - Koovs, Shoes - Zara}

While the weather has been playing hide & seek, we have been busy making the best of what we are getting. On days when the sun decides to shine a little brighter, it can't hurt to add a bit of spring to our steps and attire but on the days when the sky is gloomy and blue, we get back into our cozy comforts.

While the wooly layers are the trick to stay warm, the one thing that should be heating up your wardrobe is crew neck sweaters. It stands true for men as well as women this season. Recently, I styled a mustard crew neck sweater (See HERE) and this time, I styled it on Rohman Shawl to show how the guys can wear it just as easily. The versatility of the garment is under-rated as it is considered a basic piece in anyone's wardrobe but the so-many-ways that you can style this sweater makes it the star item in your closet. The trick? layer, layer, layer! Wear it under your favourite blazer, leather jacket, cardigan or layer a shirt underneath with just the collars popping out and bow-tie for that neat Chuck Bass look that we all love so much!

Now that I think of it, this fall the men's trends seem highly inspired from Chuck. In fact, it's all Chuck Bass! The plaid print, the layering, the double-breasted coats, the tailored suits, the suspenders! To say that the Gossip Girl series revolutionised the modern fashion scene would be an understatement.

Getting back to the trend talk, sweaters this season are tending towards thicker, more textured knits that provide more warmth and add dimension to your look. The texture on this H&M sweater adds an air of casual luxury and the traditional shape makes it an essential piece for every wardrobe.

With all the sweater appreciation, let's not forget the double-breasted jacket which is one of the biggest trends for Fall 2016.  Thank God for fashion forward guys like Jake Gyllanhal, Ryan Gosling and the inimitable David Beckham who have brought the look back and transformed it for the 21st century. Now, it is just a slight bit tricky to style this favourite trend of ours. As much as you might love the look of a double-breasted jacket/coat, it is best suited on leaner men. If your body leans more towards the likes of Salman Khan or R Madhavan, maybe steer clear of this style as it will visually widen you and create an unflattering optical illusion.

As big of a statement as the double breasted jacket makes, it can still be worn casually. The dressed down version would ideally include pairing it with chinos or dark denims. The general rule you can follow is, the more unstructured the jacket, the more casual it is. The coat is usually all buttoned up unless it is a casual jacket like the one you see above. Another way of styling this same jacket would be to pair it with a plaid print shirt, a bow and buttoned up all the way. This look would be more fashion week appropriate though, or some semi-formal event. Nonetheless, be sure to double the fun when it comes to jackets and coats this season!

Stay warm, guys!

xoxo,
Srish


Location : JW Marriott, Aerocity
Model: Rohman Shawl
Photography: Vaibhav Sachdeva
Styling/Content/Post-Production: Srish 

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