MEN: MEET URBAN OUTDOORS

Fashion

23 August 2016

The urban outdoors trend is the perfect way to transition out of wintery layers and into a more casual spring wardrobe full of streetwear basics that also hint to the outdoors. Key elements of the trend are:

NATURE-INSPIRED SHADES

Soft shades of sage green and khaki are perfect for lightening up your look and are a key aspect of this trend.

Introduce a few earthy colours like a green parka or tan chino to wear with the darker shades and you’ll instantly feel like spring isn’t far off.

MINIMAL DETAILS IN JACKETS

Reign in the need for showy zips and buttons, the look is less not more.

The urban outdoors trend is about celebrating colour and texture over busy details, so before you buy that coat with all the bells and whistles, opt for a more classic style with simple detailing and it will become your go-to layer.

DARK RINSE JEANS

Classic and dressy while still being casual.

The dark rinse jean had previously taken a back seat to chino’s and lighter washes only now it is the colour of choice, not least because of its’ ability to make even the most casual or tee’s look super smart.

PADDED VESTS

A light-weight alternative to the bomber jacket.

Channeling the outdoors while still being slick. The padded vest will be your new favourite layering piece as it works well over v-neck sweaters, tees and shirts while adding colour and texture.

OUTDOORSY FOOTWEAR

Slightly rugged but always dressy.

Think shoes with a certain patina that look worn-in without being too worn. From an aged leather ankle boot to a suede hiking boot, they add character to a dressy look and personality to a casual one.

Here a just a few urban outdoors in-store finds:

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