By Mikkel Hyldebrandt, Rocky (Boy Next Door Menswear)

Photos: PR, Boy Next Door Menswear

Although it still feels largely like summer, it is time to start thinking about updating your wardrobe for the new season. Here are some key trends that will fashion you nicely for Fall.

Hand-Made and Embroidered

Graphic elements are still a huge influence this season and tend to have a hand-crafted, upcycled look that can be seen as a move away from mass-manufacturing and perfection. Embroidery instead of print gives it a unique, more hand-made look. also speaks to independence and a unique look.

Patchwork-looking shirts with different patterns are trending for Fall, and the patched, mismatched style will be seen on denim jackets and jeans as well. Again, it is the unique and less mass-produced aesthetic that prevails.

Utilitarian and …Ugly?

The utilitarian trend is not over yet, and propelled by the ‘ugly shoe movement’, the fit of jeans remains cropped, slim, and straight – and preferably with utilitarian cargo elements like side pockets.

Radically fresh or just plain ugly? The ugly shoe movement continues with sneakers and shoes that either look like a blast from the past or futuristic designer footwear. You be the judge – pictured is the Vetements x Reebok Genetically Modified Trainer, $1,090.

Color Scheming for Fall

Photos: PR

One of the simplest ways to update your look is to simply introduce a few new on-trend colors into your wardrobe. Look to the ‘it’ colors of the year from Pantone to get your bearing as to what is trending for Fall.

Perhaps the Pantone color of the year, the coral-pink PANTONE 16-1546 Tcx Living Coral?

Uniqlo Supima Cotton T-Shirt, $9.90

 

The dark, luscious green of PANTONE 19-5230 TCX Forest Biome.
J. Crew Flex Cotton Shirt Weathered Green, $70

 

He sophisticated hue of PANTONE 18-0625 TCX Martini Olive

Liqour N Poker Khaki Denim Jacket, $64