Men's fashion: stay in style with these 10 accessories


With the growth of the menswear market in South Africa comes a newfound focus on men's fashion accessories.


And it looks like the gents will have plenty to choose from. Here is a list of accessories to pair with warmer weather outfits.

1. Bucket hat



The bucket hat is an accessory many guys have grown to love over the past few years.


It is practical as it protects your head from the sun in warmer weather. It's also trendy, particularly as alternative to the traditional baseball cap.

2. Slim wallet



Avoid bulky wallets this spring and opt for a bill-fold or card wallet.  


As for materials, leather is heartier and more robust. Watch out for synthetic "pleather" which will not last as long.

3. Stud earrings



Have an ear piercing? Stud earrings can look really cool, and the two most popular are square and circular.


Play around with black, gold, silver or even diamond studs to see which fits your personal style.

4. Watches



Wristwatches can be a form of self-expression with trends to follow now simplistic, and detailed skeleton.


Simplistic watches are minimalist with a neutral tone, which you can pairwith casual outfits as well as with classic suits.


Skeleton watches often look extremely luxurious, and bring a smart casual outfit or suit up a notch.

5. Link chains



Link chains can be an important accessory; they certainly are visible.


Whether you are a fan of hardcore chunky bling or are just looking for something vintage and urban, link chains make a statement.

6. Bracelets and wristbands


Whether you are into a classic or street style, there are bracelets and wristbands for every man.


For example, if you are wearing a suit and tie, choose something metallic and luxurious looking, like a silver chain or a beaded bracelet with metallic details.


Remember, however, that the bracelet should be there as a subtle detail and not as the centerpiece of your outfit.

7. Futuristic sunglasses



Although there are many choices, Kanye West futuristic aviator shades, which come in different colourful lens and moulded frames, are a hot option.

8. Flat caps



If you are unsure about pulling off a bucket hat, you also could opt for a flat cap. Yes, this style has made a comeback and it goes well with smart casual wear.

9. Statement ring


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To wear a statement ring requires confidence, particularly as many men wear no jewellery at all.


Don't stress, though, as there are many classy ring options, and you can also pair a statement ring with a matching watch or bracelet.

10. Fanny packs



Fanny packs, or bum-bags as they are also called, are taking men's fashion by storm.


And, whether you need one for a festival or a day out, they are useful. After all, this accessory does not only look great but also is practical to keep your wallet, phone and keys.

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