When it comes to teen fashion, luxury labels aren’t confined to girls. Teenage boys are rocking the latest designer catwalk styles too. Now it’s time to pack away those Canada Goose puffa jackets, what does spring and summer fashion have in store for teenage boys?
As your teen gets older, he will become more conscious of how he looks and will want to develop his own style. Let him experiment, but don’t be afraid to pass on some of your fashion wisdom. A must-follow style icon on Instagram right now is @lukasabbat.
For streetwear check out 14-year-old Gully Guy Leo (@Gullyguyleo) who is accruing minor celebrity status. Importantly, check out the men’s style guides as many designers mirror adult pieces in their junior and teen collections.
If your teen isn’t sure which trends to follow or what will suit him best, check out our style guide for some quick and easy picks.
High top sneakers
Every cool teenage boy needs a pair of cult trainers and high tops are rocking the SS19 wardrobe. Kitsch Balenciaga speed sock sneakers are an iconic buy. Or Fendi’s knit logo sock sneakers are an awesome footwear choice for fashion-conscious boys who really want to step out and rock a look.
Logo print T-shirts and hoodies
Designer logos have always been a boy-teen clothing thing, especially when it comes to tees. For those wanting an understated nod to designerdom, check out Moncler. Most known for its down jackets and sportswear, this Italian apparel manufacturer also produces some great spring/summer clothing. The collections can be described as urban style meets alpine chic and are perfect for teen boys who want high performance clothing in luxurious style.
Alternatively, if your teen wants to make a statement and sing his fashion choices out loud, Kenzo or Philipp Plein tees pack a punch.
Pattern clashing and powerful prints
Bright, bold clashing patterns are in this season. Parents will think they’ve been transported back to the eighties and will likely need sunglasses until they acclimatise. No one does this better than Young Versace so if your teen is dressing to dazzle, this is the designer to embrace. Stylish prints are also the domain of Dolce & Gabbana.
Source: Dolce & Gabbana
If pattern clashing is sending you into a bit of a spin (easily done), check out some cool rules here. Believe it or not, mixing and matching different patterns can be stylishly done.
Black is back
For those teen style icons who just can’t get on board with pattern clashing, black jeans and black cotton tees and sweats are bang on trend. Bag your fashion-conscious teenager a black Balmain logo print t-shirt or sweat top. Balmain guarantees the kind of understated style you would expect from a historic Parisienne fashion house.
Dsquared2, Emporio Armani and Gant serve up a healthy portion of black classics. If your teen is leaning more towards gothic, you’ll find plenty of skull and crossed bone prints in Philipp Plein’s collection for boys.
Source: Childsplay Clothing
Mix and match shades of denim for the ultimate cool denim look. Tie-dye jeans and printed denim features in SS19 so boys can choose to keep their style simple or rock a more outlandish denim look. Follow the double-denim rules here.
Burberry’s understated denim in slim, straight or relaxed fit ramps up the casual look. Or for a bolder statement Dsquared2’s tie-dye jeans will definitely get your teen standing out from the crowd.
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You can always rely on the men’s catwalks to give some insight to the way teenage boys fashion will shape up. According to the latest SS19 men’s fashion statements, the time has arrived to re-invent ultra-short shorts. Swirly retro and tie-dye prints are in, along with neoprene fabric.
The bomber jacket
If you are looking for staple spring/summer outerwear, you really can’t go wrong with a bomber jacket. According to Fashion Beans, the bomber jacket is one of those youth culture style items that never goes out of date. Take your pick from Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana, Dsquared2, Moschino, Stone Island and many more.
Image source: https://store.dolcegabbana.com/en/men-landing/
The best advice when it comes to kitting out your teen for SS19 is not to overthink it. Grab a few key pieces and your teens wardrobe will be as stylish as ever this summer and beyond. Effortless dressing is the way to go.