It’s only fair the men get a look in when it comes to matching the accessories to the new season’s trends. Whilst the stores are still dragging out their winter sales, Spring is definitely vying for shelf space. For those guys looking to stay trend smart or for those who have a man whose accessories need a refresh (lucky them), here’s your guide to what to keep in hand!
Firstly, let’s nail down these trends:
- Jeans – mid and dark denim (no more light or distressed blues reported by GQ magazine from the catwalks of London Fashion Week for men
- Vertical stripes – of varying degrees of thickness – go fat or thin on a white background will take you nicely into summer
- Head to toe monochrome – don’t think black or white but colour. Just like the women’s trend choose from a bold primary colour or pastel
- And staying firm in the top fashion trends is layers. Seek out longer length shirts, jersey tops or t-shirts
It is fair to say the guys can still get away as stylish by keeping it casual. Now how to accessorize the spring and summer wardrobe to transport the laptop, book, shares portfolio, gym kit, brolly – don’t ask me I don’t know what’s in there!
The Crossbody – wear just peeking out from a layer
From Bally – Trezzini, complete with stripe too – let’s get two trends nailed in one accessory. Price £475 (in black or chocolate brown).
The tall tote bag – a more interesting way to carry the laptop. Try Harvey Nichols or Selfridges
The Messenger Bag – but carried under the arm
The Anderson from Aspinal of London, in navy. Price £595.
Despite the new spring and summer trends, the most popular bag carried by men is the trusty backpack. Here are just a few different styles in the shops now for the new season…
Fred Perry – twin tipped backpack. Iconic brand for the tidy casual. Price £55 @House of Fraser
Coach – campus brown leather backpack. Quality leather with a vertical stripe. Price £650 @Harvey Nichols
Marni – navy and light blue nylon backpack. Let’s get those pastel colours on show. Price £750 @Harvey Nichols
Knomo – Southampton backpack. A slim jim that can handle a laptop. Price £79 @House of Fraser
Whilst not the most romantic Valentine’s gift for a man, if you know someone who is in need of a refresh for spring/summer, why not consider a new bag. Hope you have been inspired by one of these. Got a favourite designer of men’s bags? Share in the comments section below.
Want to check out what’s instore for women’s accessories for spring and summer 2018? Look no further!