[Bloom into Spring Fashion: Menswear Edition]

DKNY Spring 2013

Spring, this season, is an exciting time for both menswear and womenswear! The bright colors of last spring are coming back bolder and louder than ever and no one is more excited to see these new trends than us. So we asked some of our close and most knowledgable friends to show us which spring trends they're excited for the most. Tell us how they did!


The days are getting longer and the weather is getting warmer, we all know this means spring is around the corner! In menswear it seems like last years trends and this year trends are very similar I've found some promising highlights. Below are three spring trends I’m looking forward to this year.

The wide leg trouser look
Although I too am guilty of always rocking the tapered skinny leg trouser, I think it’s time for a change. This free flowing look is great for the spring and very refreshing. This style has made quite a resurgence in pop culture, so mix it up.

Tailored shorts
Show a little leg fellas. Tailored shorts are dressier than jean shorts and more casual than your basic trouser. Pairing these shorts with rolled up blazer sleeves on a warm day will give a clean look.

Go Blue
Navy Blue is usually a staple in most wardrobes but this year it’s time to be more playful with you primary color friend. Try wearing other shades of blue like light pastels, aqua, sky and cyan.


Spring is the best time of year to experiment sartorially. Emerging from heavy coats to a season still brisk enough to layer, we can play with fresh colors, a flash of ankle, an audacious silhouette. My favorite trends may be risky ones for men to try or translate from the runway (neutrals? psh), but to me, best capture the playfulness and fun of the season.

Prints Gone Wild
This isn’t your average windowpane or plaid: we’re talking the unironic revival of camo, suits like spring bouquets, and broad, bold pirate stripes. Not feeling up to liberty print florals? Try a simple (and safely heternormative-masculine) bike print button-down from Gitman Bros.

Dries Van Noten / Acrimony / Bottega Veneta

Carven / Need Supply

Bare Ankles (and Knees)
Playing with pants proportions is par for the course in spring, but this year it’s back with a vengeance. A recent surge in shoe styling (wingtips, colorful suede, the loafer and the monkstrap) has trousers cut slim and high; this year’s shorts are well within ladies’ bermuda territory.

Christopher Kane / Junya Watanabe / Costume National

Herm├Ęs / Club Monaco

Colorful Suiting
If you haven’t worked up the courage to rock a bright suit yet, this should be the season: even Ferragamo, usually subdued, sent blazers highlighter orange and turquoise down the SS13 runway. Ease in by pairing a single eye-catching piece with neutrals, or take a plunge with mixed brights.

Salvatore Ferragamo / Paul Smith / Moschino

H&M / Jonathan Saunders 


A little about our friends:

Antonio is a finely dressed designer, creative strategist, and philanthropist.  His organization, Socializing for Social Change, are centered around helping non-profits create a social presence and give a voice to their cause. You can read more about them on their website. For now you can always Antonio and his fashion adventures on his Twitter.

Ni loves bright colors and bold geometries - whether in fashion, makeup, or interface design. When in doubt, add more capsaicin.


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