Men’s Spring/Summer Clothing Trends in 2023
More playful and laidback than fall/winter fashion, men’s spring/summer fashion is all about having fun and trying out new looks! As the weather warms up and outdoor activities abound (hello, barbecues and patio dinners!), it’s time to change up your wardrobe and put together head-turning spring and summer outfits that are light and comfortable.
Need some inspiration to create an attractive ensemble for work, the cottage, a date or a special occasion? Wondering what colours, materials and cuts are trending for shirts, polos, jackets, pants and accessories? You’ve come to the right place! At Ernest, our team of seasoned stylists is constantly on the lookout for the latest trends in the world of international men’s fashion to give our customers the best advice. Here’s a look at nine spring/summer 2023 menswear trends that will allow you to proudly express your personality.
The summer suit revisited
This season, the suit is still worn formally but can now be a little less structured. Instead of wearing it with a dress shirt, feel free to pair it with a t-shirt, polo or lightweight sweater. Essentially, the same sports jacket trend that was big over the past few seasons is starting to invade the suit world.
The overshirt is increasingly establishing itself as THE alternative to the traditional spring coat. This versatile between-season jacket offers the perfect balance of casual and stylish. How about a suede or cotton overshirt with chest pockets? You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to creating a trendy ensemble. Throw on your favourite overshirt over a t-shirt, polo or hoodie for a little extra warmth.
Keep your overshirt handy in your hallway wardrobe this spring and summer. This modern must-have piece pairs perfectly with jeans or chinos. You’ll be ready to take on the day and go on memorable outdoor adventures.
The leather or biker look
The biker look is all the rage this spring, whether you own a motorbike or not. In 2023, it’s all about creating an outfit that’s just rebellious enough for city outings or Sunday cruise nights (in a convertible, if you’re lucky!).
Brown or cognac leather with a slightly retro feel is a must, but classic black also fits the trend. Intimidated by leather? A polyester jacket with a biker feel can be a good compromise.
Denim in all its forms
During summer, all shades of denim are fair game. Carefully coordinate your jacket, pants and shirt or go off the beaten track and dare to contrast. Stylish men of all ages and body types can wear jeans with a sports jacket, light sweater or t-shirt. In short, anything goes!
Jeans are one of your best picks this spring and summer. Ernest carries jeans in several cuts and colours from well-known brands like Lois, Mavi, 34 Heritage, Matinique and Meyer. Our favourites this spring and summer are straight-cut and wide-fit for maximum comfort.
Is your wardrobe full of dull tones? This spring, it’s time to elevate your outfits and show off your true colours! Flash out from head to toe with colours like bright red, electric or royal blue, light green, orange and sunshine yellow.
Visit Ernest to find a yellow jacket, an electric blue shirt or a colourful pair of pants. Go ahead, challenge us to help you make a fashion statement that will turn heads.
Between you and me, there’s something sweet and unassuming about wearing pastel shades. They add an irresistible freshness to your wardrobe and are wonderfully discreet. This spring and summer, pale pink, coral and their derivatives are in the spotlight, along with other classic pastel shades. Cheerful shades like salmon and watermelon are best suited to Bermudas, capris or shorts, as well as short-sleeved shirts and sports jackets.
50 shades of blue
For years, blue has been a staple colour in many stylish men’s wardrobes. Navy blue, light blue, powder blue, you name it! To celebrate the season of swimming pools and the sea, we dare you to wear all blue! As a bonus, this all-purpose colour suits many skin tones and enhances your complexion. Want to look put together for a business meeting? Go for classic navy blue. Feel free to opt for lighter shades in casual settings.
Patterns and multicolour
Want to make a splash or simply break free from the everyday? Try colour blocking with bright shades to catch everyone’s eye. This year, patterns such as checks, arabesques, stripes and flowers have never been so fashionable.
If you really want to stand out, mix and match. Not great at coordinating colours and patterns? Worried about getting it wrong? No worries! Visit an Ernest boutique. Our stylists will put together a stylish and elegant outfit – you’ll look just like our models.
Quality over quantity
As concerns about saving money and doing right by the environment increase, there’s a growing trend to invest in sustainable clothing. In other words, fast fashion is out! High-quality fabrics and classic cuts are great for building a versatile wardrobe that will serve you season after season. That’s why at Ernest, our buyers work hard to find unique and durable items that you’ll be proud to wear again and again.
That said, to keep your favourite pieces in excellent condition for years to come, you must properly care for them. Follow the washing instructions on the labels to the letter to avoid premature wear.
A multitude of men’s spring/summer outfits await you at Ernest
This summer is all about deconstructing the suit, becoming best friends with the overshirt, playing with bright and pastel colours, becoming a soft-hearted biker, combining patterns and – most importantly – choosing long-lasting pieces.
Do any of these trends inspire you? Come and find your summer clothes at one of our boutiques. In addition to t-shirts, short-sleeved shirts, capris and shorts, you’ll find an impressive selection of high-quality swimwear from Point Zero and Public Beach. Whether plain or embellished with foliage, flowers, palm trees or stripes, we guarantee you’ll look your best on the boat, at the beach or at your annual family barbecue.
When you’re out in the sun, don’t forget to protect yourself by applying sunscreen every couple of hours and wearing fashion essentials like sunglasses and a hat. When the sun is scorching, we recommend one of our Fedora-style hats. Available in classic colours like beige and navy blue, they’ll complement your summer outfits beautifully. Attending an outdoor sporting event? Go for the Ernest baseball cap.
Need advice on selecting men’s summer clothing that suits your body type and enhances your form? Speak with one of our stylists in person. Found an outfit you like, but it doesn’t fit you perfectly? No problem! Our on-site tailoring service will make the necessary adjustments to make you look and feel your best.
Have a great summer, and happy shopping!