It’s a new year, that means most of us are making (and trying to keep) resolutions. One simple way to make a big change, both externally and internally, is by changing your style. It’s great to switch it up every now and then, isn’t it? Below is a list of five of the most popular men’s style trends of 2017.
1. Baggy Suits are In
Forget what you know. Slim suits may be popular in terms of cultural imagery, but if you have been in a modern business environment lately, you are aware that loose-fitting suits are making a comeback. These types of suits are purposely cut to be baggy and embody a more relaxed, less stuffy business persona. One of these suits with a T-shirt and sneakers is a surefire way to look simple and composed in today’s business environment.
2. 90s Brands are Hip Again
While Hollywood is feeling nostalgic over the ’80s, fashion trends are leaning more to the following decade. What started in 2016 as a bout of mild nostalgia at the highest tiers of the fashion industry became widespread as more democratized brands followed suit. If Urban Outfitters’s recent collaborations with the likes of Calvin Klein, Fila, and Reebok are any indication, men’s fashion in 2017 is headed for a 90s revival.
3. V-Neck Sweaters are Making a Comeback
This classic men’s fashion item has been shunned these past few years, but 2017 has seen a reemergence of the V-Neck, albeit with some slight modifications. 2017’s V-Necks feature a “V” that is much more angular (and eye-catching) than their older, more slightly curved counterparts.
4. Unusual Hair Colors
If you’ve been thinking about taking the plunge and dying your hair some wild color, there has never been a more perfect time than 2017, the year of keeping it weird. This trend, which has become manifest in trend-setting celebrities like Frank Ocean and Kanye West, promotes hair colors like orange, blue, pink, green, and purple–which have consistently become more prevalent.
5. Wide-Cropped Pants and Trousers
Tired of slim-fitting, constricting jeans? 2017 has got your back. Much like the baggy suits mentioned above, wide-cropped pants and trousers are a great way to bring some relaxation (and relief) into your day-to-day activities. Not only is wearing wide-cropped pants a great way to maintain a chill composure in a high-stakes business environment, it is also a way to maintain some extra dexterity in your step.
Some challenges with this style may include finding the right ensemble to compliment it. However, finding a relaxed, loose-fitting shirt in a complimentary color, or a similarly loose-fitting overcoat is a great way to compliment this style and further enhance your daily comfort.
Whether you wear Polo or an I don’t snore I dream I’m a motorcycle shirt remember, in 2017 fashion is about simplicity and being comfortable, so go out and do just that.