Menswear often gets the short end of the fashion stick. It’s often the same old suit when heading into the office, and the weekend means grabbing jeans and a T-shirt. Plus, designer runways and fashion magazines often feature ensembles that just don’t work for everyday life. While it may seem inevitable to fall into a style rut, there are simple ways you can craft outfits that stand out and stay on trend.

‘90s love
They say that everything old becomes new again, and the 1990s are experiencing a resurgence. This trend runs the entire spectrum of ‘90s fashion. Tap into retro hip hop style with color blocking, funky prints and oversized jeans and jerseys. Embrace your inner prep with sweater vests, varsity jackets, khaki shorts and polo shirts—a popped color is a must. Go grunge with flannel and distressed denim. Or experiment with all of the above.

go gorpcore
Now is the time to embrace your love of the great outdoors—or at least, look like you are. Named after the colloquial term for trail mix (good ol’ raisins and peanuts), gorpcore is all about the styles traditionally associated with camping and hiking. The trend features water repellent and flexible fabrics, lots of layering, a mix of earth tones and bright colors and, naturally, hiking boots and sneakers.

penny for your thoughts
A lot of 2022 trends are about transitional style with an emphasis on adaptable pieces that work both professionally and as leisurewear. The penny loafer is the perfect fit for the moment. Dressy enough for the office but more comfortable than oxfords, derbies and brogues, loafers are extremely versatile and can be dressed up or down to fit your needs.

cuban cool
Also popularly known as a camp shirt, the Cuban collar is a warm weather secret weapon of menswear. While it may have a bit of a reputation as “dad wear” featuring tacky floral or hula-inspired prints, the cut is experiencing a stylish resurgence. Unlike an Oxford or other collared shirts, the Cuban collar has basically no structure and is meant to be worn with at least one button undone, making it a smart choice to fight the StL summer heat.

to the max
Men’s fashion can get a bad rap for being plain or boring. The maximalist trend in menswear is ready to put that belief to bed. Whether it’s bright and bold colors, head-turning patterns or a combination of both, this style is all about embracing pieces that tend toward extravagance and flamboyance. While certainly not for the faint of heart, you can dabble in the trend with a few statement pieces or unconventional color combos.