From the capes and crop tops to the overalls and Birkenstocks, last year was a whirlwind of trend-worthy moments for women’s fashion. Blogger Katie of the Aisle of Style rated the best (and worst) trends of 2014, and we think she was totally on-point. Take a look for yourself. In particular, we simply cannot get enough normcore, either. Unpretentious, clean clothing that’s heavy on sneakers, hoodies, and chinos? What’s not to like? And we love it even more because it’s a unisex trend.
As for the other common men’s styles of last year, we created a quick rundown to recap the highlights:
Sophisticated boots // Spice up a refined work look with a pair of rugged leather boots. Not only will you get around town safer (hello, sturdy tread), but you’ll also stand out from the pack of shiny loafers and standard oxfords. Win-win.
Pictured above: UGG Australia, Dr. Martens, Lacoste // Shop boots.
>> Color Siete cardigan, English Laundry shirt, Lacoste belt, 7 Diamonds pants, Lacoste loafers, Louis Chevrolet watch
Tan, brown, and black. Three of menswear’s great neutrals, yet typically a bit complicated to pull off within the same look. You don’t want to disappear behind earthy tones that simply aren’t contrasting enough to be interesting. Pick the right shades, however, and you’ll be the most dashing man in the room. Here’s one way to do it with a rich dark brown, tan, white, and black combination. No flash necessary. Consider pairing a tan cardigan with black jeans for a Sunday lunch with friends. Add some dimension to a look built on neutrals with the addition of stripes and polished leather. Channel your inner Ryan Gosling and opt for this pair of dark brown leather loafers. Top it off with this reversible leather belt (go with the brown to match the color and material of your shoes) and you’ve got a quick, casual-cool look. Men, take note… this easygoing style was inspired by the man himself:
SHOP THIS LOOK.