When it comes to color in fashion, there is always a yearly trend that is usually set by Pantone, but there are certain colors that that are staples in every closet. Besides the classics of black and white, blue is one of those versatile colors that never seem to go out of style. It is a universally flattering color on most everyone and is “camera-friendly” hue.
For this Spring and Summer menswear collections, the color blue has been taken to new levels with the use of more intense blues and mixing them with unexpected colors and patterns. The first example of the prevalence of the color blue in men’s street style is this “ocean blue”, one button blazer that takes center stage over a white button-down shirt and white trousers. The cool colors of the outfit are warmed up with a cognac brown leather satchel and slip-on loafers of the same color.
Next, is an old favorite: the “powder blue” suit. It is a color that was popular in men’s suits in the 70’s and 80’s, but it also is made more modern with a longer cut jacket, slit sleeves, and a pair of saddle brown leather slip-ons. The shade of blue in this suit is also a little more muted then its vintage counterpart.
The third street style photo is from the fashionable city of Milan, Italy, which shows how the color blue can be used as a neutral and mixed with brighter colors like these lemon yellow trousers. The checkered blue pattern of the dress shirt adds a fresh twist to a universally popular color.