With the very fresh start of 2019, I am sure that all of your are looking forward to the best upcoming trends for the new year. 2018 was a WILD rollercoaster for fashion, from teddy bear coats to heels with puffers, I am eagerly awaiting the upcoming trends for 2019. Based off the multitude of street style photos from the Resort 2019 Fashion Weeks, I have gathered a volley of various trends in men’s fashion that I am anticipating to see everywhere.
For what felt like an entire decade, the only pants you’d ever see on men were of the skinnies. The look varied from jeans to chinos and suiting trousers—but things are changing quickly. Men are buying flares, cuffed wide-legs, and every printed pant, from tartan to florals to houndstooth. It’s a look that fits seamlessly into existing wardrobes: A good printed pant works well with a hoodie, blazer, sneakers; basically all of the pieces you would typically wear with your denim.
AGGRESSIVE STATEMENT COATS
I realize now after constructing 3 posts within the last two months about statement coats that they are basically taking over the fashion world that everyone loves a good coat. Whether it be furry, leather, or printed fabric- you can wear practically any outfit but it will always be elevated with a luxurious statement coat.
CONFIDENT IN CROSSBODIES
Yes, we have seen the belt bags and side bags on men everywhere. However, with the release of Kim Jones’ Dior mens collection as well as Virgil Abloh’s Louis Vuitton collection, mens crossbody bags are a HUGE hit everywhere. I love that affordable brands like Zara are also doing their elevated variations of the look because it is still a fashion accessory and not everyone can afford a $3500 saddle bag!
Demna Gvasalia of Balenciaga released his idea of “tailoring for today’s generation”- easy, oversized shirt-jacket hybrids with the pairing trousers. Plenty of men seem to be on the same trend already. At the recent shows, men were in suits so relaxed, they didn’t feel “businessy” in the least, whilst others wore Balenciaga-esque button-downs and trousers in their matching muted shades.
WRAP IT UP
The best way to add something extra to your outfit? A bold scarf, printed silk or neon knit. Football scarves were an unfortunate trend last winter, and brands like Fendi and Burberry have designed their own monogrammed versions ever since. I still often see men wear them with checkered parkas or classic trenches- though guys leaning towards this season’s more elevated outerwear might prefer a softer silk scarf.