Fashion trends for men in 2011 see some trends reemerge and style go more casual than previous seasons.
Men’s Fashion Trends 2011
Spring/summer 2011 saw white jeans make a return to men’s fashion, as well as pastel colored blazers and shirts. Think a balance of causal meets dressy. Both checked and striped patterns were in for men’s shirts this season.
The new blazer style for spring/summer 2011 was the double-breasted, waist cinching, and longer length style.
Casual khaki pants made a slight change in color with the palest of shades in blue, green and yellow becoming popular. The idea behind the trend was to create a sun bleached look.
Summer accessories included a comeback of the aviator sunglasses, this time in every size and color. One of the new styles for 2011 was a matte finish with clear to silver frames, a futuristic vibe.
Shoes popular during spring/summer 2011 include:
• Suede penny loafers in bold colors.
• Leather brogues in light caramel, off-white, and navy.
• Dessert boots.
• Canvas lace-up moccasins.
• Lace up sneakers in pastel colors.
• Van sneakers, both laced and slip-ons.
Men’s Hair Trends 2011
Men’s hair trends in 2011 are about ease.
• Classic cuts, with a little bounce on top is one trend to look for.
• Front waves have become popular; think the 80’s with less volume.
• Longer layers have also made a comeback, this time neater than previous years. Think longer in the back and more combed than grunge.
Women’s Fashion Trends 2011
The seventies came back for 2011 with designers such as Marc Jacobs and Tory Burch sending seventies inspired pieces down the runway. Wide legged pants, high waisted jeans, and loud prints were seen for both seasons in 2011.
Minimalism was a trend throughout the year with Yigal Azrouel, and Alexander Wang designing simple paired down looks throughout both their collections.
Block colors became a popular trend as oranges, turquoise, candy pink, and sunshine yellows came into trend. Often paired with gold’s and silvers, block colors were seen in collections by Gucci, Christopher Kane, Rachel Roy, and Jil Sander.
Spring/summer 2011 saw prints become louder and more daring than previous seasons. Both designers and ready-to-wear brands played around with prints this season. Stella McCartney mixed prints on silk dresses, Proenza Schouler mixed and matched colors, prints and separates for playful glamour, and Prada had fun with whimsical prints. Forever 21 and Urban Outfitters were two store brands quick at picking up on the trend.
Flower prints were another trend for spring/summer; both big and bold as well as small and girl like. Alberta Ferretti was one designer bringing flower prints into 2011.
2011 for men and women saw color in all shades, prints become popular and a mix of casual and dressy.