Vivid colours aren’t for everyone, but that doesn’t mean you should stick religiously to a monochrome palette.
Pastel shades are always a great, seasonally-appropriate option for adding a touch of interest to an outfit. And this year pink is the colour you should be opting for. They say it takes a real man to wear pink and while we’re not totally convinced by that statement, it does certainly take a style-savvy one. Try a pink Oxford button-down shirt or sweatshirt for an easy, entry-level addition that will go with everything in your existing wardrobe.
The reasons for embracing the vertical stripe trend showcased by the likes of E.Tautz and Qasimi are twofold. Firstly, it looks great and presents a simple, refined way to experiment with prints. And secondly, it has the nice added bonus of shaving a few pounds off your appearance, making you appear taller and slimmer.
For bonus points, opt for styles with stripes of varying width. Or simply stick to classic stripes, or even seersucker if you prefer to keep things subtle.
From oversized tailoring to retro suede runners – thanks to Balenciaga, the eighties is once again acceptable.
On paper, involving yourself in an eighties revival doesn’t seem like the most well-informed style decision to make. However, as long as you steer clear of the mullets and spandex you should be okay.