Moreover, this month we also bring to you accessories that break the rigid barriers of gender.
Summer’s here and the best way to look snazzy while being slouchy and carefree is to deck up the wardrobe with cool accessories and that can amplify the summer look. Be it the shades that you want to wear by a poolside in your remote staycation in the Maldives, or the ultra swanky chain necklaces that you’ve often seen glamorising the collarbones of singer Justin Beiber, Drake and DJ Khaled, these statement accessories are ruling the men’s accessory market. Moreover, this month we also bring to you accessories that break the rigid barriers of gender. Yes, we are talking about totes for men! They are being spotted on the upscale streets of London, Milan, Paris, New York and Florence being strutted by men from all age groups. Totes are increasingly becoming a go-to option for bags for those men who like to carry their world in one place especially in summers when our skincare products are handy and require more space to crunch in. In the past, such totes were popularised at Isabel Marants FW21 Menswear collection that exhibited totes in pastel green and floral prints. This time, it is American fashion connoisseur Tom Fords SS21 collection for men that will set them on fleek with debonair totes! Need to pack in accessories for the summer closet? Look no further then!
Luxe Chain Necklaces
We would be living in a Rabbit’s hole if we deny that men’s jewellery is not a talking point in the modern vocabulary of fashion. From icon Justin Beibers multi-chain necklaces that have accentuated his breakout star aura in a dapper way to Irish television drama series Normal People, which has heightened the craze for chains as seen from Connell Waldron’s character, men’s jewellery, especially chains have become a statement accessory. Most recently, Italian luxury house Dolce and Gabbana’s latest campaign with American star DJ Khaled has also shown a riot of funky men’s outerwear with cool neckpieces in gold and silver. It was a result of urbane Miami style meeting plush Mediterranean fashion. So as you have been captivated by this rising trend in men’s accessory, you can have your picks and cut a dash with individualistic designs. Men who wish to go for finer details can opt for gold and silver and leave the more garish designs for rappers. When it comes to designs, box chain, fluted chain and beaded ones rule the lookbooks. Those vouching for pendants can choose from celestial and spiritual amulets with mythical connotations. From skull amulets to Roman and gothic ones, the choices are many to deck your look, as seen at American brand David Yurman.
From skull amulets to Roman and gothic ones, the choices are many to deck your look, as seen at American brand David Yurman.
Big Bag theory
The way the men’s bags industry is booming with a wide array of slings, totes and small backpacks has made them a dominant accessory. One can see small and quirky backpacks which were often perceived as cutesy and apt for chic women, entering the game and acing the trends for men’s accessories as seen at Versaces LaMedusas collection. Moreover, another category of bags, tote, were often seen as a feminine accessory but fashion brands like Tom Fords SS21 collection for men are totally turning the tables by presenting a modish range of totes for men as seen in its caramel smooth leather totes. The brand also had an eclectic range of punky sleek slings and leather Buckley bags smashing archaic gender codes. Such changes in the industry harbinger change in gender spectrum by acknowledging totes, slings and backpacks as a unisex accessory. So if you are casually strolling at a gallery with an artsy paintings brochure in your small leather Buckley bag or you are carrying the weight of your world in totes at your office, bags have a whole new theory to postulate in contemporary men’s fashion.
Such changes in the industry harbinger change in gender spectrum by acknowledging totes, slings and backpacks as a unisex accessory.
For eye-catching look
Eyes indeed are the most alluringly expressive part on our face that conveys the mood and emotions. However, voguish eyewear is only going to soar your sex appeal than hide your expressiveness. Don’t you already yet know why women love ace footballer David Beckham when he slays in those clubmaster sunglasses?) Recently, brands like Dolce and Gabbana and Dior have presented bejewelled sunglasses and CD Link S1 U respectively. While the former exudes luxe ornamentation, the latter has a sportswear appeal. One can also have a look at the Stirrup Eyewear collection launched by American fashion brand Ralph Lauren. The dapper eyewear is inspired by the equestrian heritage of the house taking one back to the times of cool polo shirts and saddlery. So no matter what your choice is of the glasses this season, one thing that can be articulated is that they are a ruling men’s trends, and why not when it’s the summers! However, one can only nail this trend if they know what perfectly suits them. One has to factor in the forehead area, cheekbones, jawline and face length to pick a worthy eye-wear. Some of the designs that are up in men’s eyewear include crystal tone rectangular sunglasses, wayfarer and round sunglasses popularized by celebrities like singer Zayn Malik and Jake Gyllenhaal. So ready for your zoom office meeting in your remote poolside workation? Say it all with this sassy trend.
So ready for your zoom office meeting in your remote poolside workation? Say it all with this sassy trend.