DESIGN SCENE GUIDE: The Ultimate AW18 Menswear Wardrobe
The current weather has put us in a bit of a predicament when it comes to choosing outfits to wear. We’re in somewhat of a transition period, with the temperatures still warm enough to leave the house without a coat. However, autumn and winter will be here in full before we know it, which means it’s the perfect time to start investing in your AW18 wardrobe. So, for your ultimate menswear collection for the upcoming season, here are the key pieces you should include on your next shopping list.
The statement jumper
It’s the season that puts jumpers in the spotlight, and there’s no better feeling that investing in a great statement jumper to pull out on any occasion. Make a jumper the focal point of your outfit this winter by choosing bold colours and patterns to adorn your comfiest look of the season.
Look for texture and colours to add intrigue to your wardrobe; bold shades are perfect for brightening up even the gloomiest of winter days. Style your statement jumper in many different ways; casual with joggers, or smart over a shirt and trousers.
The checked trousers
AW18 has seen many different prints emerge into mainstream style, but one of the most eye-catching is check print. Featuring a smart appearance, checks are so versatile in their design. Easy to wear, checks are starting to appear on shirts, accessories, outerwear and trousers.
Checked trousers are a key item you should be looking for this season. Tartan, Price of Wales, Tattersall or windowpane; the choice is endless. They add a perfect visual element to any outfit, and can be styled with a slogan t-shirt and trainers, or a shirt and brogues depending on the occasion.
The quilted jacket
For when the weather does eventually give way to winter, you’re going to want a warm jacket to see you through. This season, quilted jackets are the go-to design, especially if you’re looking to add a little streetwear style to your wardrobe. Classic, comfortable and right on trend, quilted jackets are best worn in bright colours for a statement look.
The quilted jacket has been around for sometime, but this season it ‘s set to be a key part of winter style. Face even the harshest of elements wrapped up in a cosy padded jacket.
The printed shirt
It might be time to leave the floral prints of summer behind, but AW18 gives way to brand new prints to take advantage of. One of the biggest trends of the season is leopard print, and it works just as well for menswear as it does for women’s fashion. A leopard shirt creates a retro yet contemporary appearance, in traditional hues of cream and brown.
Adding a printed shirt to your repertoire gives you something a little special to pull out of the bag when necessary. Leopard print creates a subtle statement, but if you’re looking for something a little more understated, there are a whole host of options at your fingertips.
Stripes are still a huge part of the upcoming season, and make for a flattering print on a shirt. Look for colours like navy, khaki or burgundy for an autumnal feel to your ensemble.
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