The key to good style isn’t to mimic whatever the rage of the fashion world is. However, you want to show that you keep up with current trends. It’s good to know what’s popular these days so you know how to integrate it into your wardrobe, but be sure to put your own personal touch to it.

It has been proven that how you dress improves your self-confidence levels. Fashion is evolving faster than ever before. It’s hard to keep up, but you owe it to yourself to try! Here are the top 13 fashion trends for men in 2021 to help you upgrade your wardrobe and confidence.

1. Floral

Returning to the 1970s has been one of the most significant trends of the last years, and it shows no signs of stopping in 2021. This year, it takes the form of floral prints – especially this Summer. Experimenting with bold florals on shorts, vacation shirts, and tailoring is a great way to liven up your wardrobe. However, you should always limit yourself to one statement piece per outfit and keep the rest of your look muted.

2. Relaxed Chic

Form-fitting suits aren’t the only option for formal wear these days. Instead, loosen it up with a more relaxed fit. Embrace softer textiles and wider cuts, which can actually still be really flattering. Though it might not be to everyone’s liking, it can look amazing when done right.

3. Vertical Stripes

Embracing the vertical stripe trend has two major benefits: it looks great, and it has the added bonus of making you appear taller and slimmer. Take it up a notch and choose striped patterns that vary in width. You can stick to your tried-and-true traditional or seersucker stripes if you prefer to keep things on the subtle side.

4. Utility Aesthetic

When it comes to the fashion industry, utility has been popular for years, with the safari jacket fever reaching its peak in 2020. As of 2021, the look is updated with a “high-function” approach that goes across a wider range of demographics. You can wear earthy tones for a softer approach, and darker tones or camo prints for an edgier look.

5. Nautical Themes

For centuries, menswear has been drawn to the sea for ideas. Take a look at the peacoat and you’ll see the evidence of it. This year, fishermen beanies, Breton tops, and other dockworker staples will be pushed even further into the mainstream as fishermen-related fashion items.

6. Retro High-End Sneakers

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Retro-inspired shoes have dominated the men’s fashion market over the last few years, and the look isn’t going away anytime soon. The right shoe will make or break your outfit. Retro sneakers offer a level of style and comfort that other shoes just can’t match, making them the most versatile show option. With high-end sneakers like the Air Jordan 6 Retro ‘Electric Green’, you’re getting premium materials that are well worth the investment.

7. Bomber Jackets

This may not seem like breaking news to you, especially if you’ve been keeping up with men’s fashion over the last few years. However, the style is so versatile that many designers have been able to put their own spin on it. From late 1970s-era cropped bomber jackets to those that have a polished appearance, you can really do a lot with this piece of clothing. Whether you wear it casually or as a statement piece, it’s definitely a good idea to have a few bomber jackets in your wardrobe.

8. Statement Shirts

There’s a generally more playful mood around wearing eye-catching shirts at all the 2021 fashion shows. Vibrant colors and patterns are a huge trend this year, and actually super easy to style. With a statement shirt, you can get away with wearing simple pants and shoes but still look well put together. Whether it’s worn alone or over a vest or t-shirt, statement shirts are the smartest way to show off your fashion senses.

9. Neon Colors

Neon, given how bright it is, is a difficult color trend to get right. However, it’s important to note that if you get it right, you’ll steal the show every time. The secret is to break up the bright neon by separating it with muted tailoring.

10. Color Blocking

Over the last year or two, color blocking has been a huge trend in both men’s and women’s fashion. Color-blocked clothing features three different colors: One on the torso and a different one for each sleeve. The style can be worn as a T-shirt or a hoodie. It’s usually not quite bold enough to be a statement shirt, but still a huge step up from a plain white tee.

11. Bracelets

For a while now, men’s bracelets have been among the most popular men’s accessories, and they will remain on top in 2021 as well. Your personal style influences what kinds of bracelets look good on you. No matter what type of clothing or style you prefer, there is a perfect bracelet that fits the bill. A bracelet should be there as a subtle detail, but not as the focal point of your look.

12. Bermuda Shorts

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Bermuda shorts have started showing up more on the runway in recent months, but this Summer, the look takes a definite turn with the general feeling of an almost whimsical, lighthearted tone. Wearing the right length for these is critical. Choose a pair that is a couple of inches above the top of the kneecap. Opt for a classic, tailored style that is simple to pair with both an informal and a more dressed-up look.

13. Chains

More and more men are wearing chains each year. A chain necklace is a simple accessory, but it can be worn in countless different ways and with various necklines. Choose a thinner and shorter chain for a more subtle look and a thicker and longer chain for a more full look.

Staying on Trend

Remember, the key to looking and feeling great is putting your own spin on current trends. You want your wardrobe to reflect your personality. Choose pieces with intention: Have a good mix of simple, staple clothes and statement pieces. Don’t forget to choose good accessories and high-end shoes to tie your look together with ease and style!