Every year FashionBeans makes a list of New Year’s resolutions longer than the show schedule at London Collections: MEN (and that’s a lot). Usually by now, our intentions to ‘buff up’ and lead a Utopian lifestyle have faded and become distant memories – but we will never neglect to revamp our wardrobe for spring/summer. With this in mind, high street favourite New Look are set to deliver a cracking new SS13 collection that we cannot wait to get our hands on.
Dropping in store and online from now until July, New look have all the tricky transitional bases covered as well as some stylish trend-led options for high summer.
We advise investing in their summer jackets early to get the most wear out of them – personally, we can’t resist the camo one, which is perfect for pairing with a stone coloured chino in the run up to shorts season. The only true conundrum for when the weather turns would be: do we go full on ‘camo man’ with the accompanying shorts?
Once summer decides to rear its head, the options are only limited by your own personal style. If you want to play it safe, then opt for the effortless chino and add a new twist in the form of a contrast turn up. For the braver amongst you, geo-printed shorts add a sense of direction to any high summer look and can be worn with a print clash (hello, tattoo bird jumper) or styled simply with a marl knit or classic Oxford shirt.
Accessories add yet more interest to an already brilliantly busy collection, with multi-coloured pleated belts and printed canvas lace-ups. Caps are still a key piece of headwear, and if anything get bolder and louder for SS13. However, should you strive for a more gentry look, add a straw trilby.
Whilst our own New Year’s resolutions have fast faded, New Look have proven that we have a spring/summer season to look forward to – with some seriously stylish looks to shop. So, why not save the over-priced gym membership fee’s and costly personal trainers this year and go on a New Look spree instead!