With winter upon us, it’s time to update your cold-weather wardrobe with a few new-season styles. Taking inspiration directly from the runway, we’ve compiled a list of this year’s key menswear trends, plus tips on how to wear them. From 70s inspired jumpers to sharply tailored camel outerwear, we’ve got your winter style staples covered.
Often thought of as the decade which taste forgot, the 1970s is set to be a key trend this winter, with Vogue reporting that catwalk giants Fendi and Prada showed 70s-inspired collections at Menswear Week’s Fall/Winter show.
A vintage piece of knitwear is a perfect way to add a 70s feel to your wardrobe. Try looking in charity shops for an on-trend bargain, or browse an online boutique like Rokit. Look for cable-knit or roll-neck styles to keep out the cold, and stick to earthy brown, burnt orange, or golden mustard colours.
Camel and beige tailoring was a key trend in 2016. If Berluti’s camel overcoats and Ermenegildo Zegna’s all camel suits are anything to judge by, the colour is set to be a fashion mainstay well into next year. If you’re not quite ready to start wearing a full camel suit just yet, then invest in a go-with-everything overcoat.
This versatile Paul Smith camel coat from Pritchards will look great worn over workwear, or dressed down with jeans, suede boots and a scarf for an off-duty look.
Earthy, utilitarian green shades are a key look for this winter — they’ve even been hailed by the The Independent as the new anti-black. Shades like khaki and moss green suit nearly every complexion, and are easy to team with other colours.
Try a pair of hard-wearing outdoor shoes, like these hiking boots from Salomon. The best part? This shade won’t show the dirt or mud, making it perfect for wintry weather.
A heavily padded, down-filled jacket is ideal for keeping out the cold. Vogue reported that voluminous padded jackets are a key trend for this winter, with Facetasm, Balenciaga and Rick Owens all debuting avante-garde quilted styles on the runway.
If you’re looking for something a bit less haute couture for your daily commute, but still want to stay warm, then try this budget version from Boohoo. It should work with virtually any outfit, and it’ll keep out the rain, too.
Be bold in orange
Another 70s throwback, orange has been appearing on catwalks since last year. While such a vivid shade can seem intimidating, it’s a great way to spice up a drab winter’s day. Tailor the shade to suit your skin tone: burnt-orange tones will complement lighter complexions, whereas brighter tropical orange shades will suit darker skin. Try pairing an orange jumper with dark-blue denim, and boots in a neutral beige or brown.
If you’re still feeling cautious, then stick to minimal orange accessories to add a jolt of colour to neutral outfits. Try using an orange scarf to add a pop of colour to a grey, navy or black suit.
So, there you have it: our guide the top trends for this winter, straight from the runway. Follow our tips, and you’ll be on trend well into next year and beyond.
Publishers of Staffordshire Living Magazine