Women’s fashion tends to be more popular than men’s, but on college campuses, young men are becoming increasingly more interested in personal style. This spring several of the more daring men’s fashion trends are inspired by the style of the 50’s and 60’s. Overalls and shorter shorts are making a comeback, along with the socks and sandals combo— although many are still unsure how to feel about the return of the latter. It’s unclear how popular these runway trends will be on college campuses.
One of the most wearable trends for spring is the baseball hat, which designers from Calvin Klein to Versace included in their shows. Baseball hats can be worn on an everyday basis and are useful for hiding a bad haircut or protecting the head from sun or rain, an essential for any college student.
Bomber jackets are on trend this spring for men, but compared to previous years they are slightly cropped. These jackets are great for temperatures that aren’t quite summery but also aren’t below freezing. Bomber jackets can come in many different colors, which allow them to be everything from a statement piece to an elegant complement to your ensemble.
For both men and women’s fashion, 2016 is a year of exciting trends that take inspiration from previous decades, while incorporating new textures and colors. It’s still early in the season, so expect to see more Yale students sporting these trends towards the end of the semester.