With the beginning of a New Year, it is the perfect time to give you wardrobe a breath of fresh air. With the country in the grips of freezing temperatures and bitter winds,spring and summer may seem like a lifetime away; but in the world of fashion, the new season is already here.

We are here to offer you several fashion trends which have been recently spotted on the runways across Europe that are going to be big this spring/summer.

Floral Print

Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summer Collection
Burberry Prorsum: Spring/Summer Collection. Source: Burberry Prorsum

Over the years there has been much debate as to whether it was appropriate for men to wear floral print. Recently, there has been a growing trend towards men wearing these vibrant and stylish prints. You can now walk down the street and not bat an eyelid at men wearing floral printed clothing.

Expect bold floral prints to become popular on a wide range of menswear. These prints have been showcased by all of the big men’s fashion designers such as Gucci and Prada and will be adopted by the high street brands in the Spring.

Gucci Spring Summer Collection
Gucci: Spring/Summer ’14 Collection. Source: Gucci
Gucci Spring Summer Floral
Gucci: Spring Summer ’14 Collection. Source: Gucci
Burberry Prorsum Spring Summer Floral
Burberry Prorsum: Flower Print Artist Overshirt. Source: Burberry Prorsum

Floral prints are now incredibly stylish and can be incorporated into a wide range of outfits. No longer does your work attire need to be boring. If you are not one to don Gucci’s full floral suit then incorporate it subtlety via ties and pocket squares. This will ensure that you are looking both sophisticated and fashionable without drawing too much attention to yourself.

Trashness Delft Pocket Square
Trashness: Delft Pocket Square. Source: Trashness
Duchamp: Embossed floral pocket square
Duchamp: Embossed floral pocket square: £60.00. Source: Selfridges

This Duchamp pocket square will ensure that you are looking stylish whether it is worn as part of your work attire or with a casual blazer.

Liberty Shirt with Floral Print: £60.00. Source: ASOS
Liberty Shirt with Floral Print: £60.00. Source: ASOS
Duchamp: Lieno Floral Print Shirt
Duchamp: Lieno Floral Print Shirt: £62.50. Source: Duchamp

Double-Breasted Blazers

Double breasted jackets were always going to struggle to shed their image of being worn by the upper class at boating events and 80s bankers. However, judging by their popularity at the Mercedes Fashion Week they will be huge this spring. The rise in popularity can in part be explained by the revival of preppy styles such as blazers, chinos and suede loafers.

The best way to wear a double breasted blazer is with chinos. Consider wearing it with a striped shirt, tie and finished off with a pocket square. The double breasted blazer should be treated as a statement piece. When wearing to work, stick to solid colours to avoid sticking out like a sore thumb. Purchasing a double breasted blazer will prove to be an excellent addition to your wardrobe and will ensure that you stand out from the crowd for the right reasons.

Suitsupply Madison Navy Plan Spring look
Suitsupply: Madison Navy Plain: £259. Source: Suitsupply

The Madison features a curved peak lapel and patch pockets. The blazer will give you a smart and timeless look.

Reiss: Double Breasted Check Blazer Spring Summer '14
Reiss: Double Breasted Check Blazer Soft Grey: £165.00. Source: Reiss

The blazer has a soft grey Prince of Wales check. It features a peak lapel, front patch pockets and a double vent to the back.



Pink

Looking at the runways from global fashion week, there was one colour that stood out above all the rest. Pink. In all shades, tones and varieties, pink is going to be a major colour this spring/summer so we would suggest investing in some key pieces.

For the bold and brave among you, bright highlighter pinks will draw attention for the right reasons, acting as a statement piece. For those who wish to embrace the trend more subtly, invest in some muted, pastel pinks.

Whichever you choose, make sure to keep it pink.

Bright & Bold

Paul Smith: Spring Summer '14 Menswear Collection
Paul Smith: Spring Summer ’14 Collection. Source: Paul Smith
Ted Baker Spring/Summer Menswear 14 collection
Ted Baker: Spring/Summer ’14 Collection. Source: Ted Baker
Fendi Spring/Summer '14 Menswear Collection
Fendi: Spring/Summer ’14 Collection. Source: Fendi

Muted & Subtle

Richard James Spring/Summer '14 Menswear Collection
Richard James: Spring/Summer ’14 Collection. Source: Richard James
Burberry Prorsum Menswear Spring/Summer '14
Burberry: Prorsum Spring/Summer ’14 Collection. Source: Burberry
Ted Baker Spring/Summer '14 Menswear Collection
Ted Baker: Spring/Summer Collection. Source: Ted Baker

Camouflage

Fashion journalists and bloggers have been predicting the rise of camouflage clothing for several years. Until now its popularity has struggled to gather pace and many believed that it would be given its marching orders before the battle had even begun, but with a strong presence on the catwalks, it seems camouflage is going to be a must in 2014.

Valentino Spring/Summer '14 Menswear Collection
Valentino: Spring/Summer Collection. Source: Valentino
Valentino: Spring/Summer '14 Menswear Collection
Valentino: Spring/Summer Collection. Source: Valentino

The key to wearing camouflage clothing is to use it in moderation and mixed in with neutral colours. It has been featured heavily across fashion week catwalks throughout Europe. Mark McNairy’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection demonstrates perfectly how camouflage clothing should be worn.

Mark McNairy Spring/Summer '14 Menswear Collection
Mark McNairy: Spring/Summer Lookbook. Source: Mark McNairy
Mark McNairy Spring/Summer '14 Menswear Collection
Mark McNairy: Spring/Summer Lookbook. Source: Mark McNairy

Chinos are one of the best ways to wear camouflage. These Ralph Lauren chinos have made great use of the pattern without making you appear to be trying too hard.

Ralph Lauren: Slim-fit Camouflage Chinos: £110.00. Source: Ralph Lauren
Ralph Lauren: Slim-fit Camouflage Chinos: £110.00. Source: Ralph Lauren

And Ami provides some pointers on how to incorporate the print into your look this Spring/Summer 2014.

Ami Spring/Summer '14 Menswear Collection
Ami: Spring/Summer Collection. Source: Ami
Ami Spring/Summer '14 Menswear Collection 2
Ami: Spring/Summer Collection. Source: Ami

So these are some of the key trends to be aware of for Spring/Summer 2014. Remember, it is important to incorporate these trends into your existing style rather than seek out a florescent pink army suit. Stick to colours that work well with each other and do not be afraid to experiment with different pieces.