Shop BNE City: Spring Trends for Men - Visit Brisbane


Shop BNE City: Spring Trends for Men

Brisbane City’s premier shopping event is back again for another year. Over three days, Queen Street Mall retailers will play host to shopping workshops, 
But aside from the chance to get out and about (Lord knows we all need every chance to get out this year), the best part will be the deals, just in time for updating your spring wardrobes. 
In the lead-up, we’ve been keeping an eye on our Queen Street Mall retailers for some of the hottest spring menswear trends coming out. From a return to prep to a continuation of an ongoing seasonal favourite, masculine looks are anything but boring right now.

Inspired by cooler weather and the transition to more outdoor events, here are some of the standouts we’re seeing in #menswear for Spring 2021!

Chunky Shoes

Source: Platypus, Gucci

We’re a bit late to the party for this one but it seems like menswear is catching up to the thick sole party. While the ladies have been on this one for a little while, the combination of formal features with some boot-like elements adds a new look to work and casualwear.

In our opinion, loafers seem to work best for this trend, so choose between Dr Martens tassels from Platypus (left) or some seriously premium Gucci horsebits (right) to break up the formality. Whatever your choice, the key to completing the look is to wear with a pair of cropped hem pants that show off the shoes without taking away their statement-making abilities.

Oversized Suiting


Source: Zara

You’re hearing it here; the oversized look is here to stay. Taking inspiration from what our parents would have worn in the 1980s, this trend has been on the recent seasonal circuit with no signs of slowing down. Think structured shoulders, longer hems and wider legs (we’re looking at the likes of Zara) that give the impression you’ve completely disregarded every tailoring rule. 

If you’re after simple, relaxed comfort this trend can be worn open or closed with a decent bit of width on the lapels. To add a bit of modernity, we suggest a pair of Common Projects or Axel Arigato sneakers from David Jones for a sports-luxe look. Additional points are on offer for monotone ensembles for nothing more than purely aesthetic reasons.

Going Prep


Source: Double Double

Proving that there’s always a place for traditionally conservative styles, preppy wear is back in a big way. With roots in the American Ivy League colleges, cardigans, V-neck jumpers, and sweater vests are in for Spring 2021. This is a favourite for celebrity style icons such as Harry Styles and Tyler, the Creator, the latter of whom practically developed an entire character around this wardrobe trend for his latest album.

For added pizzazz, this season is breaking away from boring with bold pastels and print patterns like this Pleasures Survival Sweater Vest from Double Double (which you can pick up with 10% off*). Animal prints, checks, cable textures are all on the table and can be worn over a collared shirt or tee. The perfect option for adding a decent level of cool to an otherwise minimalist outfit.

Light layering

As we move out of the colder months and into the cooler temperatures, not everyone is quite ready to give up on layering just yet. With work from home increasingly normalised and smart casual making a big impact on wardrobes, you could be forgiven for only wanting lightweight pieces to make the transition into warmer months more bearable.

Check out the simple, minimalist options from COS in the Wintergarden or Uniqlo for styles of easy-to-wear utility and work jackets. At Mitchell Ogilvie you’ll find 10% off all full-priced items, including safari-style and linen jackets that are equal parts practical and on-trend.