By Matt Ridge
Elm Staff Writer
With all the snow we’ve seen this season it’s understandable to think that warm weather will never grace our presence. Believe it or not the time to wear shorts is upon us. Spring styles for men haven’t changed much over the years so it is probably a safe assumption that the clothes you bought last spring will still be in style this year. But just in case you’re looking for ways to change up your style there are lots of ways to keep your wardrobe up to date with new fashion trends this year.
In the coming weeks shorts most likely will not be a good option for your pants of choice. But if you’re like, me you don’t always want to wear jeans. This year, not unlike last year, chinos are extremely in. If you’re unfamiliar, chinos are a type of twill pant that are typically slim fitting and cuffed at the bottom. They come in a wide array of colors, going from dark shades to vibrant primary colors. Khaki chinos are a good staple to have, as they are easy to pair with anything. Even shoes are easy to match with khaki chinos, as black tennis shoes are just as good a match as brown boots or boat shoes.
The biggest change this year in men’s fashion comes in the form of T-shirts. Graphic orPrinted tees are a hot buy and are can easily be adapted to everyone’s style because the options they present are limitless. Printed tees come in many shapes and colors, stemming from galaxy prints, southwestern inspired patterns, and neon kittens. The easiest way to find a graphic tee that fits your style is to go online and search for exactly what you want. If you want a printed tee of a Jackson Pollock painting, I guarantee that there’s a shirt out there for you. Mesh jersey shirts are also a popular trend this season.
One new style of shirt that is big this year is a longline tee. Longline tees are pretty much exactly what they sound like. It’s a tee shirt that’s bottom hem is longer than the average shirt. While most shirts cease just above the waistline, longline tees extend just below it. This may not sound like a style all its own but the change is just enough to show a drastic change in style. Some longline tees scoop down lower in the back, though not all have this trait. If you wish to try longline tees, be sure to wear them with a skinny type pant, otherwise the extended shirt will look strange and lay strangely on the excess material of the pants.
Though spring is just beginning, spring styles have been on the rise for well over a month. So remember it is never too late to try new things and experiment with new clothes. Whether you’re ready to make new choices and purchase longline tees or you’re comfortable in last years short-sleeved button ups (which are still very much in style), just make sure that you feel good in what you’re wearing. Feeling confident in your wardrobe is part of what makes fashion fun for everyone.