The fall 2016 menswear shows may have happened back in January, but the stylish trends we spotted on the runways are finally hitting shelves—and are making us want to shop.
In case you missed it, the latest trends are: shades of brown, soft suede, military green, urban woodsman prints (like plaid), and an athletic style (like sporty stripes). But, you shouldn't try to work all of them into your apparel. Instead, focus on your accessories. An accessory—whether it be a watch, belt, or a bag—delivers the extra kick you need to make a strong statement without looking like you tried too hard.
So, we rounded up 15 pieces so you can master the latest trends. Mix and match a few in one look or wear them all on separate occasions.
One overall rule for men's jewelry and accessories: remember to match your metals and shades. (That means, a gold watch should match the color of your ring, the embellishments on your shoes, and the shade of your belt buckle, for example.)
Stick with a traditional plaid scarf to embrace the urban woodsman look. The print is prestigious, understated, and highly versatile. Plus, the navy, black, and white color palette is fresh and modern. And if you're weary about the high price-tag, don't worry—this accessory is constructed so well it will last you a lifetime.
Ted Baker nailed the athletic aesthetic in this holdall bag. The sharp navy stripe against the black is sporty and bold while the middle compartment is spacious enough to transition from gym to work and then to weekend.
Tone down your remaining accessories with solid, subdued hues—but make sure they'll still enhance your ensemble. Take this H&M hat for instance; Its gray shade compliments the other accessories in our round up, is versatile enough to work with anything else in your wardrobe, and it will keep you warm, too.
A watch is another accessory that has the power to instantly elevate your look. One of the most stylish trends in the timepiece category is blue-hued faces—and this one from Shinola is dominating. The navy face is rich, the brown leather band is masculine, and the silver tone with minimal detailing lends it an overall elegant aesthetic. Not only will this timepiece stand out, it will show you have great taste.
Whether you need prescriptive specs or not, glasses are a fashion statement that you should take advantage of. Not only will they upgrade your aesthetic, it will make you appear sophisticated, too. This pair from Tom Ford is sleek with just the right amount of edge.