Today, we welcome Megan LaRussa Chenoweth, a style coach with impeccable taste. A regular New York Fashion Week attendee, she is a fashion sleuth, able to uncover what will be the top trends for both men and women with each turning season. Here, she shares the top trends for men this fall, and we’re excited to see what’s to come!
While there are plenty of stunning styles available this season for women, today it’s all about the guys. The top trends for men this year touch on two decades, both of which are making their mark this fall and will carry into next spring in both the womenswear and menswear realm—the textural, muted palette of the ’70s, and the over-the-top punk world of the ’80s.
Whether you are a fashion-conscious man excited to sport the trends this season or are a more practical guy looking to make smart purchases, this list of five top trends for men is sure to get you stylishly equipped for those cool, fall days. Take a look!
With the ’70s trend in full swing, it only makes sense that the turtleneck was out in full force on the fall menswear runways. To keep this classic piece modern, layer it underneath a sport coat, leather blazer or a full-blown suit. Make sure to ditch the tie and other bells and whistles to ensure a clean, sleek look. Darker neutrals in fine gauge fabrics (no ribbed, cable knit or mock turtlenecks allowed) also provide a current and cool vibe. If turtlenecks don’t suit your style, not to worry, as the cousin to this piece, the pullover sweater, works perfectly as a substitute.
Get the look:
- Mango Turtleneck Cotton T-shirt
- Oliver Spencer Merino Wool Rollneck Sweater
- J.Crew Italian Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater
- Howlin’ Moonchild Roll Neck
- John Varvatos Collection Merino Wool & Silk Turtleneck
Ready to replace your worn out peacoat? Then you’re in luck, as outerwear played a huge role on the runways this season. From neutral animal prints to classic plaid to Turkish and Asian patterns, coats got an infusion of personality. The silhouettes were often oversized cocoon shapes, but if you are on the shorter side, stick to its more tailored counterpart, the trench coat. If loud patterns aren’t for you, then opt for texture instead. Fur, leather and shearling will be out in full force this fall and never go out of style.
Get the look:
- J.Crew Wallace & Barnes Sherpa-Collar Leather Flight Jacket
- Private White V.C. Shearling-Trimmed Cotton-Canvas Car Coat
- Zara Suede Trench Coat
- J.W. Anderson Striped Wool Overcoat
- Incotex Checked Double Breasted Wool Blend Peacoat
PRETTY IN PUNK
The runways of Givenchy, Alexander McQueen and Saint Laurent were moody, brooding places this season. All black looks spoke to an ’80s punk vibe, with counter culture accents like statement-making lapel pins on denim jackets and black blazers, leather backpacks and even boots reminiscent of Doc Martens. For the more sophisticated palette, incorporate this trend by rocking an all-black evening look with black stovepipe trousers, a black dress shirt and a black topper (velvet blazer or trench coat merits bonus style points).
Get the look:
- Saint Laurent Lightning Bolt Pin Badge
- Alexander McQueen Studded Leather Bracelet
- Zara Blazer with Faux Leather Lapel
- John Varvatos Star USA Strummer Zip Boots
- Topman Black Leather Look Backpack
DOUBLE THE STYLE
For those colder days, skip the “Michelin Man” puffer coat and instead double up on your coats. Layering coats was a look seen on almost every major runway from Lanvin to Tom Ford to Ferragamo. Some go-to formulas include: denim jacket underneath a tweed overcoat, black trench under a khaki trench and even a puffer vest worn under a tailored, long sport coat. This trend is best achieved when the rest of your outfit is kept understated, neutral and tailored.
Get the look:
- APC Quilted Vest
- Mango Classic Cotton Trench Coat
- J.Crew Denim Jacket in Walden Wash
- Valentino Herringbone Coat
- Hardy Amies Melange Flannel Sport Coat
WE’RE IN THE ARMY
Every season there is a color palette that is seen in every runway collection and on every retailer’s floor. This fall, it was an array of military neutrals. Olive green, hunter green, and army green all earned high ranks and look best when worn together or with complementary colors like burgundy. If you prefer a more subdued look, pair your greens back with deep khaki, charcoal gray, caramel brown, winter white and rich navy. To avoid looking costume-y and off-trend, keep the army green pieces clean and simple—no epaulets, buttoned cuffs or patches allowed.
Get the look:
- Zara Three Quarter Length Jacket with Interior Waistcoat
- Banana Republic Olive Blazer Jacket
- Grayers Newport Slim Fit Cotton Twill Chinos
- Uniqlo Crew Neck Short Sleeve T-shirt in Olive
- Acne Studios Ace Skinny Fit Cotton Blend Corduroy Trousers
WHERE TO SHOP?
StyleBlueprint has editions in five SB markets, in addition to our regional edition. And, while we gave you some links for online shopping today as this article does run in all our markets, we are firm believers that shopping local is always the best call for the best advice and fit. Make sure you stop by these top stores for men’s fashions, and you’ll get outfitted with the latest in men’s looks:
You can shop in Louisville, Birmingham, Nashville and Memphis in our SB Guide, which highlights the best of each city. Here are just a few of the men’s boutiques that can be found in the Guide; make sure you check it out at sbguide.com for even more.
Find more choices in the sbguide.com and download our FREE SB App (new and improved!) at the Apple Store.
Thank you Megan! Check out more fashion picks and tips at: http://meganlarussa.com