Allow me to set the scene: you’re at Zara, you’re in desperate need of an outfit, and you only have a limited amount of time to browse. You enter with a sense of optimism, but things quickly take a turn for the worse. The lighting in the dressing room is inadequate, your alternatives deteriorate as you try them on, and let’s face it, you’re already stress-sweating all over them. This is a frequent shopping scenario for me, and I frequently left feeling defeated—that is, until I learned the ultimate styling tip. Typically, inspiration is simply an escalator ride up to the men’s section, where styles are current and blazers are perfectly enormous. With my newly discovered passion for menswear shopping in mind, I’ve compiled a list of the best 2022 men’s fashion designers trends that nearly everyone can wear.
Given that the year is 2022, the concept of gendered tops and bottoms is firmly in the past. Fashion trends in general can be worn by anyone who is passionate about them. Women’s trends frequently centre on specific elements, such as opera gloves, feather trim, or corset tops, and their specificity provides clear criteria for replicating the vibe—but also leaves little opportunity for personal styling preferences.
On the other hand, male trends are typically based on broader themes, making them more approachable and allowing for personal interpretation. For instance, there are countless ways to combine Prada’s powerful sculpted shoulders from the Fall/Winter 2022 catwalk show. The same can be said of Etro’s and Bianca Saunders’s brilliant red hues, as well as DSquared2’s and Gall’s puffy outerwear.
These menswear styles will be ubiquitous in 2022 and are certain to revitalise your wardrobe for the remainder of the season. Continue reading for the top five looks you’ll want to base all future ensembles on.
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1۔ Primordial Red
Fashion in 2022 is all about sticking out, so it’s unsurprising that collections incorporate a lot of vibrant hues. While formal menswear is typically associated with navy suits and black trench coats, companies such as Etro and Bianca Saunders are taking a more daring approach.
Despite its intensity, red goes with almost anything and may easily be worn in place of any fundamental neutrals in your collection. Begin by locating a bright red layering piece, such as a blazer, jacket, or sweater, and determining how many times you can incorporate it into your ensemble to make it stand out. Consider it as adding a dash of spice to your ensemble.
2۔ Jackets in the Robe Style
If you’ve struggled to remove your “I simply wear this to lounge around the house” robe, particularly during the harsh winter months, you’re going to enjoy a robe-style jacket. Similar to a bathrobe, these coats tie at the waist and often end just below the knee. For the next winter months, a fur or leather version of the jacket will keep you warm, and I think we’ll see lightweight suede and canvas variations everywhere come spring.
3۔ Knitted Turtlenecks
If you watched The Bachelor season 25, you’re certainly aware that Bachelor Matt James wore a turtleneck on nearly every date. As a result, he deserves some credit for the turtleneck trend that has taken over men’s fashion. Matt made an excellent fashion pick, as turtlenecks are flattering on virtually everyone and can be layered beneath any jacket.
Designers like as Etro combined patterned, multicolored, and cropped turtlenecks in one collection, which means that as long as you’re wearing a turtleneck of some kind, you can’t go wrong with this trend.
4۔ Shoulders That Are Superstructure
A bold structured shoulder instantly infuses your form with strength and is the ideal shape to wear when you’re lacking in confidence. Prada’s male collection featured strong-shouldered coats, sweaters, and even jumpsuits in a range of fabrics and hues.
A powerful shoulder may suddenly enhance something simple, such as a soft knit. Additionally, this is a really simple trend to DIY. Consider putting your own shoulder pads to a vintage oversized blazer and living out your Prada fantasies.
5۔ Coats with Puffer
The functional puffer jacket has been ubiquitous over the last two winters, and men’s runway displays indicate that we can expect to see even more puffy gear this year. The quilted material is gaining popularity as part of the “Gorpcore” aesthetic, which is inspired by outdoor functionality and athletics.
Although Gorpcore is easily associated with hiking equipment, designers such as DSquared2 and Gall have elevated it with puffer pants, accent sleeves, and even rock climbing harnesses as accessories. Combining a quilted winter puffer jacket with your most functional hiker-style boots is an easy way to get into this trend.