It’s been a fairly mild spring here in sunny California, which has been phenomenal! Before we know it, summer will be upon us, and extremely warm summer temps will soon follow. Shopping for new clothing for women this spring and summer is relatively easy, dresses are a hot fashion trend, as are cute paperbag shorts and eyelet tops. If you’re searching for a great gift for the guy in your life for Father’s Day, graduation season, and aren’t sure of the top men’s fashion trends, you’re in luck!
Sam Spector is one of my favorite celebrity stylists and style experts, especially when it comes to men’s fashion trends. He is Ryan Seacrest’s stylist and in charge of ensuring Ryan looks his best. Sam joined me late last year to chat about the top men’s fashion trends for winter just before the holiday season, and this week he was kind enough to join me for another great interview, this time to dish on the top fashion trends for men this summer! Be sure to watch the video below to hear our interview in its entirety and to see how the models accessorized their looks. You can also read the interview below, I made sure and transcribed it as well.
Watch Candace interview Ryan Seacrest’s celebrity stylsit Sam Spector on the top men’s fashion trends for men for summer 2018.
The Top Style Trend For Men For Summer
Candie Anderson: With summer nearly officially upon us, what are the best styles for men this season?
Sam Spector: “Some great styles for men this season are the polo shirt, as you can see, I’m wearing it myself. I like a polo shirt because it’s short sleeve, so it’s comfortable. It still has the collar, so it’s elevated enough. You can really mix and match the polo shirt – it can go from casual to dressy.
For Ryan Seacrest, for ‘Live with Kelly & Ryan’ in the morning, I’ll throw him in a polo shirt under a suit and add a sneaker. It’s perfect for the morning, maybe for the office. You can throw a blazer over the polo shirt, you can throw a bomber over the polo shirt. It’s really a versatile piece this season.”
How To Transition Your Look From Day To Night
Candie Anderson: What’s the easiest way to transition a look from day to night?
Sam Spector: “Going from day to night has never been easier. You can take a bomber jacket, throw it over the polo. Take off your suit jacket, add a bomber or a sneaker and you can go easily from the office to drinks with friends.”
How Men Can Dress Up Their Look With Accessories
Candie Anderson: How can guys dress up their look with accessories?
Sam Spector: “There’s tons of men’s accessories. A lot of people think about women’s accessories, but don’t forget the men’s accessories – there’s tons of pocket squares, ties, cufflinks and tie bars.
The pocket squares and ties we’re offering in a variety of colors and patterns like paisleys and florals. The tie bar is the gateway to instantly spruce up your suit look.”
Why Every Man Needs A Bomber Jacket This Season
Candie Anderson: What are some key staples every guy should have in his closet this spring and summer?
Sam Spector: “I think the bomber is perfect for spring and summer. It’s the new leather jacket. It feels a little more modern and it’s versatile, so it can be worn with a collared shirt, with a polo shirt, with a jean, with a dress pant. I love the versatility of a bomber, and I think every man should have it this season and into summer.”
How A Tuxedo Jacket Can Elevate Your Look
Candie Anderson: When I talked to you this winter, you mentioned that the tuxedo jacket was really big for fall and winter. Is it still in for spring?
Sam Spector: “It sure is. Tuxedo jackets are great with jeans. Maybe now it’s with a t-shirt and not a turtleneck like we were doing last season. Throw on a t-shirt and it’s great for a more formal event, but I’m really still feeling the bomber for spring and summer events.”
How To Incorporate Trendy Pastels For Spring And Summer
Candie Anderson: What are the top trends, colors and materials every guy should know about?
Sam Spector: “I’ve been really noticing pastels on the red carpet, and now I think they’re here for everyone else to enjoy. There’s also a big trend of mixing patterns. Some people have a little bit of a hard time figuring out how to mix and match patterns, and I try to tell people to try and stay in the same scale – the same size of floral or a check together works really well if they’re in different colors. But also, a really easy way that everyone can master is by using the same color.”
The Best Clothing Material For Summer
Candie Anderson: What’s a great material for summer?
Sam Spector: “Cotton really is the easiest fabric in summer because it breathes and it’s comfortable on the skin. Cotton really is one of my favorites, and we’re doing them in polos, in shirts. It’s really a breathable and comfortable fabric.”
Where To Go For More Information
Candie Anderson: Do you have any additional tips or information that you would like to share with us?
Sam Spector: “The whole collection is really versatile and really emulates Ryan’s versatile lifestyle and he really goes from one event to the next, so the entire collection can be mixed and matched. It’s perfect for Father’s Day, weddings and graduations that are right around the corner. It’s available at Macys and macys.com.”