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We couldn’t possibly talk about big fashion trends without talking about men’s fashion trends. Although 2020 has already started and been put on pause in the first three months, we’re still looking toward the future when we can all actually go outside again and look hella cool and trendy. And especially for us fashion folk (Hi, hello, nice to meet you.) we’re specifically looking at 2020 men’s fashion trends (because we’re proactive, overachievers like that—and because men’s fashion is highly underrated). Whether you’re looking for yourself, for someone else or just out of sheer curiosity, we’ve got the low-down on what the biggest trends in menswear will be once 2020 resumes. Start taking notes.
You might actually recognize some of these trends we’ve listed below. They’re all either stemming from street style, the red carpet, women’s top fashion trends—heck, some are even hot off the runway. Others, however, are nostalgic comebacks that we would’ve sworn would never come back into style. Either way, there’s no sense in denying these menswear fashion trends. They’re happening whether or not you like them (but we have a feeling you might like them anyway). From that ’90s Adam Sandler-esque leather jacket (yep) to cool and edgy tie-dye, here are men’s fashion trends you can expect to see in 2020.
1. Cross-Body Bags
First, I’d like to never, ever, ever, ever hear the word “murse” ever again. It’s just a purse. Or a handbag. And if you happen to identify as a man and prefer to carry your belongings in a bag (rather than letting them just jingle jangle around in your pockets), then cool! Here’s a trend for you! Fanny packs worn across your torso will still be happening in 2020, but legit cross-body bags will be happening, too. The trick is wearing them high up on your waist, as opposed to just flopping about again your hip bone. #CHIC.
Don’t shy away from the crossbody trend—Just try a simple black bag to start.
2. Monochromatic Suits
Stop, I’m not talking about an all-black suit. There are many more colors that the human eye can see, and I’m talking about literally any of them. Wearing a suit that’s made up of only one shade is a sleek way to spice up the classic silhouette. (Because, honestly, aren’t you tired of a black suit with a white dress shirt? Don’t lie.)
This three-piece suit in a stunning pink herringbone is a perfect spring or summer wedding look.
3. Sheer Tops
I just know that Harry Styles, somewhere, is squealing with excitement. Show off those abs, those tattoos, that gnarly chest hair or whatever you got goin’ on under there with a sheer top. Pair it with a relaxed suit for a fun night out, or don a loose, sheer shirt in the summer. Not only does it offer up major style points, it also offers major ventilation! BREEZY.
A classic black sheer top under a blazer is an easy way to try this trend.
4. Shirtless & Suits
Probably the easiest and effortless trend to follow on this list: Just ditch the shirt next time you don a suit, and revel in how hot you look, showing off your chest cleav.
You can pretty much try this trend with any suit you own, so go wild, and start with a tweed herringbone suit with vintage vibes.
Vests are here—with or without the suit. And before you start unearthing your fedora to go with it—just don’t. It’s just the vest. Fedoras are still lame.
You don’t have to go all-the-way with a vest if you don’t want to. Keep it simple with a sleek brown vest that doubles as a warm layer.
6. Non-Motorcycle Leather Jackets
Moto jackets are still in, don’t get me wrong. (Will they ever be out?) But those long, sleek leather jackets are making a comeback now—so, good on Adam Sandler. Ensure that it’s a 2020 trend by adding a street style twist to it. Don’t just pair the jacket with jeans. Wear it with your favorite off-duty look, like the runway shot above.
This leather bomber jacket is about to be your new go-to outerwear choice.
Stealing a page of women’s fashion, tie-dye and other fun dye jobs are making a huge splash (GET IT?) in 2020. We suggest you make a run to your favorite thrift shop right now—you just might score a super cool tie-dye tee before the rest of the crowd.
If you don’t want to roll up your sleeves and tie-dye your own clothes, you can always opt for buying a few tie-dye sweatshirts to stay comfy.
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