Gentlemen, let’s face it. It’s all too easy to fall into a fashion rut—whether it’s grabbing a simple T-shirt and jeans on the weekend or wearing the same suit to the office. While it may seem like you often get the short end of the style stick, there are simple ways you can craft outfits that stand out and stay on trend while remaining wearable.

dawn of denim
You can’t go wrong with denim. Whether it’s a favorite pair of jeans or a classic denim jacket, there are so many ways to incorporate it into a casual look. If you really want to embrace this trend, don’t be afraid to double down. Paired denim tops and bottoms are popping up in menswear collections.
mfpen Cut Off Denim Jacket in Light Blue, $388 from East ● West

perfect in purple
Don’t be afraid to experiment with color. Purple is a versatile color that is making a splash in men’s fashion. Plus, it’s super versatile, so you can find something to fit your vibe whether it’s magenta, lilac, mauve or plum.
Relaxed Fit Terry Shirt, $29.99 from H&M at West County Center

all tied up
While many workplaces have adopted less strict dress codes, the tie remains a staple of menswear. It’s an accessory with endless possibilities. It can add a pop of color or a little interest with a bold pattern to almost any outfit while still keeping things professional. This year, there’s also been a resurgence in the popularity of the skinny tie, so don’t be afraid to experiment with size and shape.
Pisolino Italian Silk Tie in Sunburst Yellow, $75 from Banana Republic at West County Center

heavy metal
In fashion, everything old is new again, and right now, Y2K fashion is having a major resurgence. A big part of that is high-shine metallics. Whether it’s eye-catching lamé pants or embellishments like sequins on shirts, menswear designers aren’t afraid to play with some sparkle. For a more everyday take on the trend, consider adding some shine through accessories.
Golden Goose Super-Star Penstar Low Top Sneaker, $655 from Nordstrom at West County Center

earn your stripes
Stripes for summer are nothing new, but they’re a classic for a reason. Whether it’s a Breton top or pinstripe suit, this is a pattern you can play with. Looking to go a little couture? Try experimenting with a horizontally striped trouser for a trendy look.
Active Puremeso Weekend Button Down, $88 from The Normal Brand