The changing of the seasons is always an exciting time at The Centre, giving everyone the chance to check out the hottest new styles, wardrobe must-haves and tempting accessories available from your favourite retailers.
AW18 Menswear trends are an eclectic mix of sophisticated knits, urban inspired designs, sportswear influences and transitional wardrobe staples, allowing you to build a wardrobe to suit your personality. If you’re looking for a little inspiration, check out our hotlist of top pieces to update your look this season.
For fashion-forward men a trip to River Island should definitely be on the cards – their AW18 range includes stylish skinny suits, statement blazers, bold baroque shirts and luxe textures such as velvet and chenille. Burgundy is a key colour this season so why not opt for a cool burgundy muscle fit denim jacket for £45 – team with a simple black polo, black jeans and lace-up trainers for a chic understated ensemble. (Image 1)
Khaki tones are always guaranteed to add an autumnal feel to any outfit. Instead of channelling a traditional military vibe you could go for a more utility feel – look for muted colours, multi pocket detailing and simple lines. We love this funnel neck khaki jacket from M&S with broad zip detail, £69. (Image 2)
With cooler weather blowing in now is the perfect time to invest in stylish outerwear. Give your outfit a sartorial edge with a funky jacket from Debenhams for £225 – the contemporary geometric detailing and autumnal mix of khaki and mustard tones make this the perfect transitional piece that’s sure to last year after year. (Image 3)
Debenhams also has a host of stylish knitwear in stock for AW18 – from cosy cashmere and classic crews to versatile v-necks and seasonal shawl necks. For a contemporary vibe we would choose a statement geometric design in black, grey and mustard, from the J by Jasper Conran collection, £45. (Image 4)
M&S AW18 menswear range also features knitwear with a modern twist – including textured slim fit jumpers with dogtooth design as well as jumpers with a gradient colour fade that add a touch of simple style to a cool weather essential, £59. (Image 5)
Checks ruled the AW18 runways - from oversized checks on outerwear to tartan trousers, check suits and plaid shirts. This versatile pattern can be tailored to look preppy, emit a chilled woodcutter vibe or add a touch of punk to any ensemble. If in doubt, team a classic check overshirt with a plain white tee for laid-back cool. We love the red and black check shirt available from Primark for a bargain £8. (Image 6)
If you’re feeling brave, why not choose bold clashing colours for your checks – a hot trend this season and one which adds a pop of colour to any winter wardrobe. Topman has a statement pink check shirt in stock or you could opt for a more muted mustard yellow version for £30. (Image 7)
Give your footwear an autumnal revamp with a pair of practical but stylish boots. River Island has a great range of work boots – from polished tan to distressed leather, chunky contrast soles to cosy linings, their simple workwear styles are guaranteed to be a versatile addition to your cool-casual get-up. Our top pick is a pair of dark grey lace-up buckle military boots for £60. (Image 8)
Bold patterned shirts are all the rage for AW18 – from brash florals and statement prints to satin finishes. If you find the trend a little daunting why not opt for a stylish monochrome feather print shirt, £28, from Burton – it ticks the boxes for chic contemporary style without being overwhelming. (Image 9) Team with a pair of skinny burgundy jeans, £22, from Debenhams, (Image 10) or a pair of simple straight black chinos from Superdry, £44.99 (Image 11) and a pair of black Chelsea boots for a slick evening ensemble.
For a funky, modern vibe why not add a few sportswear elements to your wardrobe this season. Whether you’re looking for stylish sweatshirts, hoodies with bold prints, sportswear stripes or must-have footwear, retailers at The Centre have something for everyone.
At Xile Clothing you’ll find a host of designer brands offering you the very best in sportswear chic - we love their Adidas hoodie in rich burgundy and bold logo detailing for £75. (Image 12) For a budget-friendly option, Primark has some funky sweatshirts in stock including a modern graphic splatter sweatshirt for just £12. (Image 13)
Over at Superdry their Autumn/Winter range includes a mix of athletic inspired apparel including long sleeve tees with a racing vibe and retro varsity print sweatshirts. If you’re looking for a subtle nod to sportswear why not opt for their super soft Rivine hoodie with distressed stripe detailing for £49.99. (Image 14)
Finish off your sportswear look in style with a pair of funky trainers. The shoe collection at Next is packed with cool offerings for the new season - for a relaxed feel, why not opt for a simple suede effect, navy, lace up trainer for £35. These team well with rich barolo or burgundy tones, giving your wardrobe an instant on-trend update. (Image 15)
Don’t forget to check out The Centre’s AW18 Magazine, out soon and available to pick up at the Customer Service Desk, for more top tips on the hottest new season styles.
Image 1: River Island, £45
Image 2: M&S, £69
Image 3: Debenhams, £225
Image 4: Debenhams, £45
Image 5: Jumper £59, Jeans £35, M&S
Image 6: Shirt £8, Primark
Image 7: Debenhams, £49
Image 8: River Island, £50
Image 9: Burton, £28
Image 10: Debenhams, £22
Image 11: Superdry, £64.99
Image 12: Xile Clothing, £75
Image 13: Primark, £12
Image 14: Superdry, £49.99
Image 15: Next, £35
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