10 of the best menswear trends to try this summer

Published March 31, 2021, 12:39 PM

by Jerico Villamonte

From comfortable tailoring to easy-on-the-eyes color palette and prints, we handpicked spring-summer 2021 trends that are wearable in the Philippines whether you’re working from home (stylishly, of course) or getting on with your socially-distanced day outside. From Wooyoungmi’s multifunctional pieces to Homme Plissé Issey Miyake’s soft-hued overalls, here are the top trends to take note of when dressing up for the bronzed season.  

E. Tautz, Etro, Ermenegildo Zegna

Out and oversized

Whether worn as a part of a suit or as a jacket paired with casual pieces, this ’80s-inspired jacket will give your look the classy twist it deserves.

Ermenegildo Zegna, Homme Plissé Issey Miyake, MSGM

Pastel princes

Pastels for spring? They are actually groundbreaking, at least for this season. With this color palette, one can get playful with soft hues as the sun shines extra bright. Get extra points if you can pull off a dusty rose suit like the one from Ermenegildo Zegna or a baby blue hued overalls from Issey Miyake.

Casablanca, Lemaire, Gucci

Go wide or go retro

Another vintage style that’s put on the spotlight this season is the emergence of the wide-leg trousers. Pleated, printed, or pretty plain, it doesn’t matter as long as is takes inspiration from the tailoring of the ’80s.

Lemaire, JW Anderson, Wooyoungmi


From multi-pocketed to all around multifunctional pieces, the utilitarian trend is not only hot this season, it’s also helpful especially when you need to carry PPEs and sanitizers all the time. Not only do these clothes serve as extra protection, the pockets also serve as extra hands to store more stuff.

Louis Vuitton, Homme Plissé Issey Miyake, Hermès

A neon day has come

It doesn’t matter if it’s yellow or green, give your day some highlight by pairing a splash of neon to your monochromes.

Myar, Sacai, Junya Watanabe

Work on your patchwork

Giving garment texture and structure especially through recycling and upcycling, patchwork on outerwear or shirts is back for the season.

Raf Simons, Casablanca, Gucci

Scarves for life 

Worn as a neckerchief, a necktie, or even a bandanna, the silk scarf is one of the hottest accessories to possess this summer.

Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Casablanca

Down with Bermuda

Whether plain, printed, or patterned, these above-the-knee shorts are not only meant to give fresher breeze but also provide a fresher look to your summer wardrobe. Take notes from the styling of Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, and Casablanca.

Boss, Paul Smith, Isabel Marant

Floral recitations

The floral trend is on full bloom this season. From outerwear to shorts and overalls, it’s time to go all-out with flower power this summer.

Dior, Versace, Boss

Slide along

Streetwear loyalists can still enjoy their favorite slides and sandals worn with a pair of socks. Dior, Versace, and Boss are still doing it, so why not milk it for all its worth?

Images from Vogue.com