It’s that time of the year when you can finally put your stylish winter wear to use. This is especially true if you live in Delhi, although it appears that the people of Mumbai might also experience something close to sweater weather very soon. Since New Year’s Eve is one evening that calls for an outfit that’s both comfortable and stylish, here are some style tips for men to take on the long night ahead.
Move over, fuddy-duddy sweaters because graphic knits are all the rage right now. If the Fall 2016 runways were anything to go by, the graphic sweater — a cool spin on the traditional sweater — is just what you need to keep warm and be on trend at your New Year’s Eve party. The graphic sweater is all about having fun with playful prints, clean lines, geometric prints and psychedelic designs, or even floral prints if you feel dandy enough. Pair your cool knitwear with a casual pair of chinos or distressed denims to take your party look to another level.
The bomber jacket, once a purely functional garment worn by World War I pilots, still remains a timeless and cool wardrobe staple for men. In fact, after this iconic and hugely recognisable jacket transitioned into a fashion statement during the ‘60s, it has since gone through several stylish variations. The bomber jacket of today has a slim silhouette that’s easy enough to be styled in a number of ways - one of the reasons why this jacket has survived the eras. Pick a slim-fit bomber jacket in a dark solid colour and in a plush quilted fabric for a dressier look to take on your New Year’s party.
In its current avatar, the sneaker need not necessarily be equated with casual wear. While it still represents comfort and street style, sneakers have taken a turn for the better and are now versatile, and dressy enough to be paired with a suit. This season, sneaker-freakers will be happy to know that the quintessential sneaker has gone bold. Right now, sneakers splashed in prints are popular, but those crafted from offbeat materials are that much hotter. Get yourself a midnight-blue pair of patent leather sneakers for a dressy look, or even a pair of suede sneakers to take on this trend with ease.
Jewellery for men
Going by current trend reports, men’s jewellery is no longer cringe-worthy. Moving far beyond watches, tiepins and cufflinks, stylish accessories for men now include jewellery. One of the key trends when it comes to accessorising this season is to layer metal over leather and other materials like beads in jewellery like bracelets and chains. Wrap leather bracelets that combine beads, leather, suede and metal are very much on trend, as are chains with multiple pendants that throw in a cool touch to an otherwise plain T-shirt.
Sulphur-washed denims and jeans that appear worn-in are trending big this season. The thing about distressed denims is that even though they have a vintage feel, they don’t necessarily look shabby — if you style them well and, of course, carry them off with aplomb. Pair a nice pair of slim-leg, acid-washed denims with a smart-casual shirt, or even a cool T-shirt and bomber jacket. Or, you could go for a ripped pair of denims if you really have the stones to pull off a rockstar-inspired look.
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Article by Beverly Pereira
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