Scoping out new trends is my favorite way to ensure I’m always one step ahead of my other fashionista friends—and a great way to stand out is by borrowing from the boys. Yep, I’m talking about the top 2021 men’s fashion trends. No matter how you identify, you can totally rock them. While Fashion Month might divide collections into “Womenswear” and “Menswear,” clothing is genderless and you should always feel comfortable wearing what you like.
That said, there are tons of men’s 2021 trends I’ve got my eye on to style this season, so I’m sharing the top looks below. What designers really stepped up their menswear this for fall and winter 2021? Let’s all give Prada and Fendi a round of applause, as they had two of my favorite shows of the season, inspiring some of the key trends on this list.
In terms of outerwear, think everyday essentials like elevated bombers, as well as stand-out statement-makers like colorful coats in every shade of the rainbow. Kiss your basic black pea coat goodbye! If you do like to keep it neutral, though, at least go monochrome, because tonal dressing is in.
Other key trends worth noting are micro-bags, phone lanyards and other not-necessary but very-chic accessories, plus statement knits that send summer’s retro swirls packing in favor of a little more structure.
I could go on and on, but I’d rather show you than tell you. Read on for the top five 2021 menswear trends that absolutely everyone (gender aside!) needs to try.
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Monochrome dressing is all the rage in menswear, with Private Policy doling out a plethora of all-black fits and Fendi trying out the trend in various shades of neutral, plus one pop of head-to-toe yellow for good measure.
Katie Set in Beige
This trend is pretty easy to recreate using any color you choose, but of course, buying a matching set makes getting your base down a breeze. Exhibit A? This beige knit set you can pair with creamy boots and a similar-colored cardi or coat.
Fendi and Prada made a point to show off outerwear with a little extra edge, proving the brighter the hue, the better the coat. Don’t shy away from pinks, yellows and blues!
Lester Coat in Pink
If you want to channel the same vibes and go for a pale pink, this Reformation gem is it.
Giorgio Armani and Prada have declared that bomber jackets are in again—and honestly, I love this look. It’s a perfect way to dress up an otherwise casual ensemble without breaking the bank on something you can’t get a lot of wear out of.
3 Season Bomber Jacket
Has L.L. Bean managed to create the perfect black bomber jacket? You can dress this baby up and down all season long.
Why carry everything around in your hands or jam it in your pockets? Tech neck phone cases and lanyard-style bags are the new mini-cessories men should totally make the most of, according to Balmain and Etro.
Vegan Leather Phone Crossbody Bag
You can splurge or save when it comes to these flat little phone bags, but House of Want does a great micro-crossbody option for under $50.
Geometric knits were all the rage at Missoni and Comme Des Garcons, so if funky ’70s prints turned you off all summer, lean into a look that’s a little more rigid. In pattern only, of course! the sweaters themselves should still be chunky and cozy.
Crossword Knit Polo Sweater
Consider a black-and-white sweater with a funky geometric print the 2021 equivalent of a classic chunky cream knit. AKA, you can pair this baby with absolutely anything.