Each year all of the fashion designers, magazines, blogs etc. all try to pick out new fashion trends and predict where the industry is heading especially for the first half of the year. We are no different here at Fashionbeans and so over the next couple of weeks we are going to provide you with some red hot predictions about what you should be wearing RIGHT NOW in order to get there before everyone else!

As always, we are on the pulse ;) of mens fashion so we will not steer you wrong. Listen to us and look forward to a very stylish 2009! Our first 2 predictions to ease you in (before the more out there stuff!) are shown complete in the full article but they are:

  1. Extreme Lightweight Windbreakers
  2. High Contrast Plaid Shirts

Extreme Lightweight Windbreakers

Yup one of my favourite mens fashion trends from the end of last year continues strongly into the new year. Windbreakers are perfect for Spring/Summer and even winter if worn over a nice chunky cardigan or knit.

As the spring and summer rolls around we should see an increase in extreme lightweight windbreaker jackets mainly in nylon and with some excellent bright colours to go with it! I already have a brown and a black lightweight nylon windbreakers from my winter collection so will definately be pushing the boundaries in the coming months with some much bolder prints. Examples below….

Nom De Guerre Anti Exposure Anorak
Nom De Guerre Anti Exposure Anorak
£481
Alife x Penfield Tech Windrunner
Alife x Penfield Tech Windrunner
SALE £45!
High Contrast Plaid Shirts

Another trend that has carried over well are checks and plaid. If you didn’t get on the lumberjack wagon at the end of last year I would definately recommended you hop aboard now! Another of my favourite fashion trends of the moment are the thicker large checked shirts which look great on their own with jeans or upsized to create an amazing jacket effect (with a little use of layering of course!).

High contrast is the order of the day for the new year, with bold colours that stand out (please dont go for white and grey checks!) – Think dark red with blue, or greens with yellows etc. Again we have some brilliant examples below…

Scotch & Soda Lumbar Jack Check Shirt
Scotch & Soda Lumbar Jack Check Shirt
£65
Levi's Check Shirt
Levi’s Check Shirt
£45
Lee Jeans Phoenix Shirt
Lee Jeans Phoenix Shirt
SALE £27!