While men’s fashion may not change as dramatically or as quickly as women’s fashion, there are definitely changing tides that need to be observed. In the course of updating your fashion, a popular approach worth considering is finding accessories and other smaller updates to equip a classic style with modern fashion trends. Men have more freedom than ever before when it comes to accessorizing, meaning there is plenty of creativity that can go into this process.
And with so many options available, men can pick and choose their additions to cater to their personal style and fashion preferences. In 2013, practicality will be embraced. Here’s a quick rundown of the top accessories for men this year.
Purses and handbags are no longer just for women. While designers aren’t comfortable enough to market these items as “man-purses,” that’s more or less what they are — designer bags that men can use to store various items. These bags more closely resemble a backpack and are typically slung over the shoulder, but they offer beautiful designs and colors that will look fashionable whether at work or play.
The big trend in 2013 is that dress shoes are taking a backseat to alternative forms of footwear, in particular the boot. Matching boots with suits and other semi-formal attire — as well as casual clothing. Of course, that doesn’t mean dressy mens shoes are going extinct — you’ll still want to have some dress options available in your wardrobe. Your best bet is shoes in an Oxford style. Make sure they’re built for comfort and support, offering a reinforced heel and good arch support to keep your feet in good shape. [Read more…]