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MWD: WEARING BOTANICAL HUES

20.04.13

As our latest menswear feature proves, leafy colours are the go-to this summer. From fresh peppermint to sage green, SS13 is all about revitalizing hues that nod to the natural world. Our latest Menswear Diaries entry takes a closer look at the trend and how to wear it.

There's no better way of kicking off the summer than with a vibrant printed shirt. Hawaiian shirts in particular have seen a huge revival in recent seasons, giving your look a holiday-ready vibe. Wear yours open over a plain tee with the sleeves rolled up.

For the fashion-forward man, a vintage printed shirt in vibrant natural hues will exude confident style. Give the look an added touch of quirkiness with a unique pair of sunglasses.

Another way to channel botanical style this summer is by taking a more tailored approach to botanical style. A sharp blazer in a green shade is the perfect alternative to grey or black and will instantly refresh your ensemble. Team with a crisp white shirt, black tie and white chinos to complete the look.

In complete contrast, you could choose to opt for a more sporty take on the trend. Pair a toxic pastel green knit with luxe bright trainers and a cap to nail the sports luxe trend with a botanical twist. A well-cut blazer and leather document holder will give the look a refined edge.

Printed trousers have been another recurring trend in recent seasons that make an instant bold style statement. The trick to wearing trousers in a vibrant, botanical print is to team them with a plain white grandad shirt and black military-inspired boots to keep the look masculine. Remember, when it comes to wearing prints - it's all about confidence.

Here's our take on the botanical trend. View more looks in our Back to Nature feature and buy into the trend now.