As we officially settle in for Spring/Summer 2018, we noticed that the infamous “dad style” has infiltrated the market, both high and low.
And among the many looks of the “dad style”, the oversized boxy suits from the ’80s is our top pick – with washed-out jeans and sneakers to match.
And here’s our top picks of the trend, straight from the Spring/Summer 2018 shows.
Take a cue from Paul Smith and Balenciaga, and dive head first into a sea of colours with your suit of choice. Be it red, orange or yellow, a bold colour takes that '80s look and give it a contemporary twist.
Above: Balenciaga washed single breasted jacket. Below: Balenciaga big long sleeves shirt.
Earth tone is the coveted colour scheme for 2018. It has been spotted on multiple runway shows. To pull off the colour, it is best matched with muted colours for the rest of your ensemble.
Above: Gosha Rubchinskiy shiny suit jacket. Below: Dries Van Noten tan leather pouch.
If earth is not your thing, then pastels might be your choice of hues. From light sky blue to millennium pink, the colours are imbued with sensuality, innocence and simplicity. Contrast it with darker tones for that contemporary look or go white for your pants, shoes and shirts for an even more striking look.
Above: Junya Watanabe Comme Des Garcons Vintage serial number striped suit. Below: Acne Studios leather tennis shoes.
Last but not least, we have the classics like the Prince of Wales and Herringbone patterns in neutral tones. A sure and steady way to be on trend and still look like the suave gentleman that you are. For a twist, add a touch of street with a baseball cap and sneakers for a younger, cooler take.
Above: Balenciaga archetype oversized Prince Of Wales checked wool and mohair-blend blazer. Below: Vetements embroidered cotton-twill baseball cap.