The frost hasn’t exactly cleared yet, and it’s probably too cold outside to break those shorts out. So with March rolling around the corner with its arsenal of fads, here are 5 fashion and accessories trends from Spring/Summer 2016 that you need to master for the seasonal transition. From the trending jacket to the top-billed colour, get a preview at next season’s threads, and begin shopping to get a head start. Fret not; they’ll keep you looking sharp and warm at the same time.
Left to right: Calvin Klein Collection, DSquared2, Sandro, Ovadia & Sons.
Blue jeans are a classic wardrobe staple – that we already know – but distressed blue jeans are making a comeback in a huge way. Whether bleached, faded or slashed, this season’s denim doesn’t hold back on the fray. With this pair from Balmain, pull out your best impression of James Dean by pairing this with a killer biker jacket and a fuss-free white tee.
Shop now: Distressed biker jeans, $1,226.67, Balmain at farfetch.com.
Left to right: Tiger of Sweden, Givenchy, 3.1. Phillip Lim, Bottega Veneta.
Give your suit a directional overhaul with a good lashing of stripes. Pay close attention to fit, and stay away from black-and-white stripes if you don’t want to look like Beetlejuice. With this Gucci suit, play it casual with a crew-neck jumper or clash patterns with printed fashions and accessories for maximum effect.
Shop now: Wool-blend suit, $2,008, Gucci at matchesfashion.com.
Left to right: Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Dior Homme, Salvatore Ferragamo.
Arguably the biggest trend of the season, the bomber jacket is the one item to tout for Spring/Summer 2016. Silk bombers lend a rakish air to your look, but if you want to play it safe, then opt for one in navy. We recommend this varsity-style jacket from Saint Laurent – its evergreen design and appeal will have you reaching for it more than a few times in the months ahead.
Shop now: Leather-trimmed wool jacket, $2,390, Saint Laurent at mrporter.com.
Left to right: Versace, Kenzo, Maison Margiela, Bottega Veneta.
Sandals in a 10° weather isn’t such a crazy idea when your soles are bundled up in thick socks. To ace the look, start with a minimalist pair of sandals, and find a pair of socks in a similar colour. This pair of Prada sandals pair well with grey socks, but will look just as sleek when the weather warms up.
Shop now: Leather strappy sandals, $680, Prada at neimanmarcus.com.
Left to right: Neil Barrett, Canali, Ermengildo Zegna, Brioni.
Slate, graphite, coal – call it whatever you want, but grey is here to stay. The ashy shade made a big appearance in the styles of various fashion and accessories at fashion week, proving that sometimes, no-color is the best color to have. Start with a simple grey jumper – much like this one from Tom Ford – and experiment with different shades of greys for a dapper look.
Shop now: Cashmere blend jumper, $1,490, Tom Ford at mrporter.com.