As the stylist for Bella Modeling School and their Bella Men models, I love to stay on top of the latest fashion trends for model photo shoots, fashion shows, and to help our models always look their best using their own personal style. But, You don’t have to be a model to look good, feel good, and be in fashion, these trends are for all guys.
With the Texas sun out, and summer officially here, we are starting to see some newer colors being used and new summer trends. We don’t want to get you too outside of your comfort zone, so we are sticking to shorts, t-shirts, and small accessories for this summer seasons trend report. But what shorts styles, t-shirts, jeans, and shoes are guys going for this season? Ladies you might want to take some notes in case your boyfriend or guy friends are not aware of these!
Let’s start on top!
Gentlemen, you want to definitely have a couple of polo and linen shirts in your closet. Not only are they very versatile, but also easy to mix and match for an effortless casual cool look. A polo shirt can be one of the sharpest shirts in your wardrobe this summer as long you focus on getting the right fit: not too tight and not too baggy. Make sure it is fitted just right to get a well-defined look.
A linen shirt is perfect for warm weather, the fabric is super light and will allow you to keep cool. The colors you want to go for are light colors like blues, pastels, whites, and lighter shades of pink as well as your basics like navy blue.
Try some fun with your summer look and
Shorts have become slimmer and higher this season. We have seen many that are too high and too tight when you start approaching the fashion model end of the style spectrum, but there is a great middle ground that will give you a fitted shape without compromising comfort or showing too much leg. Don’t be afraid to go an inch or two on the length of the leg above you knee cap. When done correctly, it won’t look too tight or too short, it will look well put together. Once you find the perfect fit, get a few shorts in different colors and patterns like khaki, whites, blues, and pastels. With these shorts, it is easy to mix and match your outfits by using the same shirt and shoes with different shorts to make it look like a completely different look.
This summer we are also seeing nice dressy shorts that could be used as a short suit paired with the right summer blazer. Something you want to remember when getting a short suit this summer, is to stick to lighter colors. You don’t want to get too hot by wearing black, navy blue, or thick fabrics, especially not in this crazy Texas heat!
What about jeans? Fitted jeans always look great in lighter denim shades, and even some light tattering for more of a street look.
Chino pants are also great to wear when going to work, and are easy to double as a casual look for after work hangouts. The must have colors for chinos are khaki, navy blue, or olive in lighter fabrics. You can actually see Erick Martinez, one of our Bella Men models, rocking his chinos here. He has them paired with the perfect top for an effortlessly cool look.
Summer shoes: Vans or boat shoes, they will go with just about anything! A staple for guys are white vans which are very clean and easy to dress up or down. You can go for darker colors on your boat shoes like navy blue and darker shades or brown. Just make sure you have on no-show socks or mid-calf socks in black or white to avoid sweaty feet this summer.
Personalize Your Casual Cool Look
Accessories help you stand out with these latest fashion summer trends. So how do you make the look yours with your own personal style? The scarf has made some appearances and not only for the ladies, but for guys too. You can definitely add a scarf to your outfits to give it a little pop. Personalizing your look can be as easy as a good pair of shades and a watch. I know it’s a little hot outside, but a jean jacket can actually be a great accessory for a more street style look if you want to be the cool kid! If you want a really casual look, you can always throw on a baseball hat!
There you go gentlemen, take notes, stay in style, and most importantly stay cool all summer. Learn what colors look best with your skin tone, color combinations, grooming and more by applying here!
Keep it Bella!