The season of renewal is upon us, and it couldn’t come at a better time for our collective wardrobes. After months of sweaters, scarves, and boots, it’s time to shove the cold-weather garb to the back of the closet in favor of spring’s most stylish and coveted men’s fashion trends. Are you ready to tackle the season with sartorial precision? Here are six to watch as you start planning for warmer weather.
You are hereby granted permission—in case you needed a little stamp of approval—to wear any and all things tie-dye for the foreseeable future. Born in the 1960s, the vivid look is back in a serious way for spring 2019. It appears on everything from simple tees to more unexpected pieces, like these Todd Snyder Cut-Off Tie-Dye Denim ($228). You need these if you want to step outside of your comfort zone and really embrace the trend in a way that’s unlike anything else out there. Paired with a simple top and a pair of sporty canvas shoes, you’ll look the business from top to bottom. In case you needed to be convinced, consider the fact that there was tie-dye leather on the runway at Louis Vuitton. Yes, it’s really everywhere.
The runways showed off neon in more than mere accent form—if anything, it was the star of any and every show. Yet to take a more wearable approach that suits your real life, consider a piece that you might already need and that you can easily pair with your favorite jeans and other basics. This Moncler Genius By Moncler Lafond Down Jacket ($1515) is a lightweight and effortless choice that’s perfect for those breezy mornings and unexpected afternoon downpours. Is neon the easiest trend on the planet to wear? Never, but a shade like combines the playfulness of the shade with the practicality of the piece. The end result: you win on all counts.
Save the darker rinses for the coldest months of the year. We’re in warmer territory now, and that means you need to break out the airy-hued jeans to complement the equally light tees and jackets in your arsenal. Lighter washes are relaxed and effortless, yet highly chic at the same time. You can easily wear them with a sports coat and a button-down shirt for a casually pulled together ensemble that you might wear on date night or to meet up with friends for drinks. The combination of a soft shade and the distressed finish makes these H&M Skinny Jeans ($39.99) a great fit.
Never underestimate the power of a seriously unexpected trend. With a little thought and effort, you can make cropped pants look like they were made just for you. The key? Wear them with authority and style them property. You can pull them off in more casually corporate offices or reserve them for weekend-wear only. First, don’t bare too much ankle. You’re skimming them without showing them off. Try them with espadrilles or canvas slip-ons to complete the sporty appearance. Try them with a blazer and a simple tee or stay within low-key realms by adding an untucked, short-sleeve button-down top to the mix. Try Topman Black Check Skinny Cropped Pants ($85) for a wow-worthy look.
Thrown into the mix is a largely unexpected trend that should please your dashing and debonair sensibilities. Crisp, flawless tailoring channels a hint of old-world charm, yet feels thoroughly modern in its 2019 interpretation thanks to a slightly sportier, nonchalant feel. It was seen at Louis Vuitton, where Virgil Abloh shook his signature street styles with a handful of suits. The effect is reinterpreted, yet still nods to the significance of looking elegant for any occasion. Try the velvet ASOS Edition Skinny Blazer ($127) for your own take on the look.
Spotted on runways from Missoni to Lemaire to Maison Margiela, the patterned shirt made an intriguing comeback that may be enough to convince even dubious naysayers. It’s all in the presentation—the penchant for geeky-chic combined with the distinct charm of the ubiquitous Hawaiian shirt. And really, is there a better way to celebrate spring than to wear a button-front shirt that honors the traditional uniform of weekend dads everywhere? Try the Tommy Bahama Botanica Sketch Dobby Short-Sleeve Woven Shirt ($135) for a reliable take on the look.