Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Trend Tuesdays: Mens Workwear

After our outline of women's work wear last week, you didn't think we would leave you men in the lurch, did you?! Lots of men stick to a basic suit combination for work and it can be difficult to know how to mix it up. Luckily, this month the designers really embraced the suit but it's not as bold as most of you may fear.
While some designers stayed with classic tailoring, you will be able to find slimmer fits and adaptions of trouser lengths. This can suit slender types whom usually find suits difficult to fit properly.
Keeping the suit neutral, many collections mixed up the usual basic shirt. Waistcoats aren't just for weddings! Just ensure they match the suit to avoid looking as though you are getting married! Others featured a turtle neck or t-shirt for a slightly more casual look or layered a cardigan over a shirt to add a bit of subtle texture.
Looking for a new suit? Browns and tweeds are a nod to old school styling and add a variation to the modern suits. If you are only searching for shirts, instead of matching or choosing the usual white, try clashing say a grey suit with a deep blue shirt. It adds depth to a look, allows details to stand out and avoids the entire outfit blending into one boring colour.
It's great news for those of you who want to keep the staple suit as many designers kept the classic tailoring and instead added small touches like a coloured tie or a shirt with detailing on the collar.
You can also try playing around with the traditional grey and black work wear by tapping into Autumns most prominent colours. Aubergines and olive greens were seen on the runways of Prada, spicing up a dull outfit without being over the top. Keep the look to one item in an Autumnal colour and you can't go wrong!
Words by Charlotte Hobbs