This year promises to be a year of big changes in the world of men’s fashion, and while you may not want to invest in a denim suit just yet, there are other safer bets to upgrade your wardrobe.

Below are three simple yet effective additions to your everyday looks that will help you stand out from the crowd in 2017.

A navy suit

Navy is the new black. In fact, navy was the new black last year and the year before that. So if you aren’t on that bandwagon yet then we suggest you jump pretty quick smart.

The navy suit was always the first choice for a smart casual event, but in recent years we saw it emerge as a formal option. While many a man with set in the ways of the past will tell you that black and navy can never join forces, we’re here to inform you that a pair of black oxfords with a navy suit is the epitome of style. Just ask David Beckham.

But that’s not the only trick up the sleeve of this modern day classic. Exchange the pants for a pair of jeans or chinos and you have the perfect weekend garb for a night out.

A trench coat

While everyone is out buying bomber jackets or vintage leather efforts, you should hit the shops in search of a good trench coat. It matters not what colour it is but a trench coat it must be.

Think Humphrey Bogart rather than Inspector Clouseau, and you’ll see where we’re coming from with this one.

Ideal for commutes to the office, the trench coat is all business when it wants to be, yet offers a wonderful alternative to regular casual jackets at the weekend. Buy the right one, and you can easily don your trench with a pair of jeans and a sweater for a refined gent about town look.

Patterned clothing

Patterns are big for 2017 and if you can work checks into your look in any way, then you’ll be on point in the style stakes. But we’re not just talking about a check scarf here; some designers will go all out this year with check suits offered in a myriad of colours.

We can’t really see the sense in an investment such as that, so we suggest you add checks or other patterns to other items in your wardrobe. The chances are that you will need to replace at least some of your shirts and tees this year, so why not opt for the patterned look?

These three simple changes to your everyday look can mean the difference between getting noticed and slipping from someone’s mind the moment they lose sight of you. As you know, it’s the subtle differences in a man’s appearance that mean everything, so get down to the shops and start looking for that trench coat.

About The Author

Jatin Vengurlekar is the CEO of Montagio Mens Suits Sydney and a leading men’s fashion consultant in Sydney, Australia. He has been featured on publications such as HuffingtonPost, GQ, Men’s Fitness and many other leading publications. In his spare time, he likes to write men’s fashion advice on his men’s style blog and take his dog for walks on the beach.