By putting a strong emphasis on color, the fashion trends for spring 2013 are all about embracing its vibrant essence; and if we’re talking blue, men will feel equally relieved and excited because as opposed to other trends, this one is actually not all that hard to pull off. Of course, that doesn’t mean throwing on a pair of jeans and calling it a day as a little imagination and versatility won’t hurt either.
The runways seemed to agree with its timeless qualities and as a result this season, blue in every one of its beautiful shades set the tone for what later morphed into a fun and highly appealing trend. To learn what shades are exactly in and how to make blue your own this spring read on the report after the break.
How to wear blue this spring
You probably already own some blue clothing, but if you feel like adding to your collection, refreshing your wardrobe or simply introducing blue to your closet this season, here’s what you should not be missing:
- A pair of fitted trousers, slightly cropped at the ankles that you can wear with loafers
- A laid-back, knitted cardigan for the chillier days
- A modern rendition of a polo shirt
Blue tones at Gucci S/S ’13 men’s, Iceberg S/S ’13 men’s and Paul Smith S/S ’13 men’s
- A bomber jacket featuring a subtle print
- A pair of shorts in a lightweight fabric
- A power suit either in royal, cobalt, navy or midnight blue
Blue tones at Missoni S/S ’13 men’s, Rag & Bone S/S ’13 men’s and Paul Smith S/S ’13 men’s
A pop of blue versus head-to-toe blue
Luckily for us trends aren’t all that restrictive, meaning they allow you to adopt and interpret them for yourself. At the end of the day is just as much about feeling comfortable in your skin, as it is about being fashionable or on trend. That being said, don’t restrain yourself from revealing your true personality. If colors aren’t your strong suit, dare to wear them through strategic dashes and fun pops, but if you seek to match your bubbly personality to an equally vibrant outfit, a head-to-toe blue look might just be your thing.
Pop of blue versus head-to-toe blue at Costume National S/S ’13 men’s and Roberto Cavalli S/S ’13 men’s
Complementary colours to blue
If this season is so keen on color, it means you don’t have to resume yourself at wearing one at a time. Mixing blue with other interesting shades might look challenging, but it is quite uncomplicated in fact. At first, think of it like simply styling your jeans, just until you figure out what goes with what and if it’s more comfortable like that stick to a neutral palette. If you’re ready to make a statement choose colors that are just as bold and alive as blue and clash them together. Here are the top combos for spring:
- For a toned down and rather safe look, mix blue with the classics: white, black and grey
Blue looks on the runway at Salvatore Ferragamo S/S ’13 men’s, Richard Nicoll S/S ’13 men’s and Dirk Bikkembergs S/S ’13 men’s
- For a fresh, colorful and daring look, pair your shade of blue to yellow, orange, and even pink
Blue looks on the runway at Christian Lacroix S/S ’13 men’s, Salvatore Ferragamo S/S ’13 men’s and Moschino S/S ’13 men’s
- Equally fashionable and less problematic, mixing and matching blue tones may result in cool and unexpected takes on the trend
Blue look on the runway at Prada S/S ’13 men’s
Blue as outerwear
If you plan on sporting blue as outerwear this season, you’ll have plenty to choose from in this department as well. From the previously mentioned bomber jackets, to unstructured coats, metallic trenches and leather jackets everything works to highlight the trend. Keep your looks clean and effortless.
Blue outerwear John Galliano S/S ’13 men’s, Burberry Prorsum S/S ’13 men’s and Iceberg S/S ’13 men’s
Mix & match: blue and prints
As with every other bold color, the statement is made easier when a complementing print is thrown into the mix. Either we’re talking camouflage, floral or any other print, the idea is simple: make the most out of the combination, out of mixing trends, colors and patterns, all while holding onto your own aesthetic.
Blue print on the runway at Gucci S/S ’13 men’s