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Key Trends for SS18

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Summer isn’t over yet, so make the most of it while you still can. That means it’s time to invest in the key fashion trends that will see you through the next few months and into the transitional season.

Here are our 12 key fashion trends predictions to note down for SS18, inspired by designer brands we love – pen (or iPhone notes) at the ready.

1. Printed Shirts – SSS World Corp

Mennace Printed Shirts SSS World Corp

What’s the deal?

SSS World Corp dubbed their SS18 release ‘Aloha from Hell’, and it is wild. Structured shirts in dynamic prints are big news this season, in colours ranging from deep blues to golds. Wear with plain chinos or dark jeans to avoid pattern overload, and button down at the neck to give off Hawaiian beach vibes.

key shouts from the trend:

Mennace Black bandana print shirt mennace red bamboo print shirt Mennace black floral print shirt

2. Long Sleeve T-Shirts – Vetements

Mennace Long Sleeve T Shirts Vetements

What’s the deal?

Vetements’ long-sleeved t-shirts were a key factor in their SS18 collection. What’s not to love about fashion trends that also keeps you warm? Go for an oversized fit, and bright colours, to emanate this trend. Athleisure isn’t going anywhere this year, so logo and printed tops are big news too.

Key Shouts from the Trend:

Mennace Black signature long sleeve top Mennace green signature rugby top Mennace White high neck signature long sleeve top

3. Cargo Pants – Our Legacy

Mennace Cargo Pants Our Legacy

What’s the deal?

Functional and hard-wearing, cargo pants are set to be a key item for SS18 wardrobes. Our Legacy team their offerings with heavy boots for a job-site approved look. Worn long and loose, with a waistline that sits right on your hips, cargo pants suit any shape. Wear with a bright coloured top to look “off-duty cool” rather than “off to work”.

Key Shouts from the Trend:

mennace khaki utility cargo trousers Mennace Black utility cargo trousers Mennace green camo print trousers

4. Bucket Hats – Prada

Mennace Bucket Hat Prada

What’s the deal?

Prada showcased bucket hats in both their male and female launches for SS18. This accessory lends an eclectic air to a street-wear look. It also hides your hair when you can’t be bothered to do anything to it – Bonus. Wear with a full tracksuit for an interesting style that pulls the bucket hat back from “gone fishing” territory.

Key shouts from the trend:

Keep an eye on the Mennace site for our new accessories range – Launching soon.

5. Nylon Tracksuit – Patta

Mennace Tracksuit Patta

what’s the deal?

Fashion trends come and go, but tracksuits are still the athleisure staple you have to be wearing this season. Patta give a nod to the 90s with their nylon offering. In 2018, think bright colours, exposed zips, and side stripes. Our signature side striped tracksuits are an interesting twist on the traditional style, and add a bit of interest to your look.

key shouts from the trend:

Mennace Navy Tracksuit Top  Mennace signature joggers  Mennace Navy tracksuit top

6. Baggy Jean – SSS World Corp

Mennace Baggy jean sss world corp

what’s the deal?

This retro jeans style is back in a big way for 2018. SSS World Corp go full 90s with their styling, pairing with layered t-shirts and white trainers. This look is functional, comfortable, and fashionable – Everything you should look for in fashion trends. Not sure this look is for you? Read our denim fit guide here to find your jeans style.

key shouts from the trend:

Mennace Blue straight jeans  

7. Bum Bags – Liam Hodges

Mennace Bum Bag Liam Hodges fashion trends

what’s the deal?

2018 is the year of the accessory. Rejoice! Bum bags are the answer to your prayers, giving you somewhere to store your stuff without having to shoulder a huge man bag. Liam Hodges give a twist to the classic, by wearing is slung across the body rather than belted around the waist.

key shouts from the trend:

Keep an eye on the Mennace site for our new accessories range – Launching soon.

8. Checks – MSGM

Mennace checks fashion trends msgm

what’s the deal?

MSGM show checks should be anything but boring in 2018. Forget your muted check shirt, this pattern should be bright and clashing. Checked trousers are the perfect way to let some personality shine through in your outfit. Team with a tracksuit top for street-style cool.

key shouts from the trend:

Mennace grey checked trousers Mennace checked shirt mennace checked shorts

9. Dad Jacket – Balenciaga

mennace dad jacket balenciaga

what’s the deal?

Balenciaga SS18 collection focuses heavily on dadwear. Apparently, this look is supposed to be what VIPs wear when they’re kicking back. Their collection includes old-school bomber jackets and puffer jackets, but the most noteworthy style is the cagoule. This waterproof design can actually look super stylish when worn in an oversized fit.

Key shouts from the trend:

mennace camo parka jacket  Mennace black puffer jacket mennace khaki parka jacket

10. Matching Sets – Burberry

Mennace Matching Sets burberry

what’s the deal?

Forget about clashing and go for the all in one look this season. Burberry nails the “casual culture” look, with matching shorts and shirts. Avoid looking like you’re wearing your pyjamas by wearing this look with a colour coordinated trench coat, for more grown-up vibes.

key shouts from the trend:

Mennace camo joggers  Mennace camo hoodie  Mennace camo shorts

11. Track Jackets – Balenciaga

Mennace Track Jacket Balenciaga

what’s the deal?

The athleisure trend isn’t going anywhere this year, so track jackets are still a key investment piece for your SS18 wardrobe. Balenciaga continues their dadcore outerwear range, with oversized fits. Go for a full tracksuit for chilled out days, or team your jacket with slim fit jeans for a look you can hit the town in.

key shouts from the trend:

Mennace Black Zip Through Hoodie Mennace Teal Blue Tracksuit Top Mennace signature red tracksuit

12. Bold Colours – N. Hoolywood

Mennace Bold Colours N Hoolywood

what’s the deal?

Add some noise to your style with pops of colour in 2018. Bold, primary colours are where it’s at, and colour blocking with clashing shades is an effective way of wearing this trend. N. Hoolywood offsets the playful colours with boxy, workwear shapes and oversized fits.

key shouts from the trend:

Mennace Yellow high neck t-shirt Mennace orange hoodie Mennace Navy Chinos

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