How to wear the trends from London Collections: Men

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The start of 2016 not only brings about new resolutions and goals - it also means the start of a whole new year of fashion trends.

London Collections: Men, held from the 8th to 11th of January in the nation's capital, gave us a sneak peek into what Autumn/Winter 2016 will mean for the world of men's fashion and accessories. However, with easy-to-wear trends such as rich colours, bright blazers and quirky patterns from brands like Barbour, Paul Smith, John Smedley, Thomas Pink and Belstaff on the agenda, why delay giving your wardrobe a modern revamp?

Have a little scroll through our pick of the five most wearable trends that you can pull off by shopping product already in Fenwick stores...

1. Bright blazers and jackets

BRIGHT BLAZERS paul smith rack

Statement colours were all the rage at LCM, with bright blazers and jackets popping up at the likes of Paul Smith and Thomas Pink.

Not quite sure how to wear a bright blue leather bomber? No fear - go for easy-to-wear materials and shapes, such as the classic blazer or simple but flatting bomber, and opt for pink, purple or aqua shades to add a bright pop to any outfit.

Get the look:

 G15446 Aqua

Private White V.C., £450; Available at Fenwick Bond Street

2. Bold winter colours

bold winter colours

Don't think you can rock pink, purple and aqua? Primary and basic bold colours also made a splash across LCM, with the Ancient Tartan collection from Barbour featuring red, yellow and green hues that were confident will appear on both the runway and the high street throughout 2016.

Red and blue even caught our attention at Burberry, where red and blue sequinned trousers and track jackets made an appearance on the catwalk - but to keep things simple, opt for a scarf, jacket or beanie in a colour that's sure to complement nearly any item in your wardrobe.

3. Quirky Patterns

Paul Smith AW16

While we've seen the likes of pineapples and watermelons crop up across womenswear and accessories this season, playful prints appear to be the next big thing in the world of menswear.

Paul Smith's AW16 collection is our favourite, with the likes of balloons, cacti and peaches boldly making their way onto jackets, shirts and shoes, but this trend truly has no bounds.

Get the look:

Peckham Rye, £60; Available at Fenwick Bond Street; PS Paul Smith, £115; Available at Fenwick Brent Cross

4. Dark Outwear

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Barbour AW16; Belstaff AW16; Barbour AW16; James Gourley/REX/Shutterstock

You can forget cosy and cuddly - next winter's outwear styles are dark, moody and frankly quite mysterious, with a focus on functionality, quality and durability.

To get the look now as the weather continues to drop, opt for the predominantly black jackets that make up Barbour's Night Watch collection, named after the bells used to regulate the sailors’ duty watches on board ship, or go for the dark arctic vibes seen at Belstaff's 'Heading North' LCM show through shearling, fur and stone grey.

5. Rich Knits

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John Smedley AW16

We're happy to report that oxblood is here to stay.

John Smedley's 'Artistry of Knit' showcase suggested that rough techniques, new pattern details and deeper shades are the way to go for your woolly wear, with deep reds, blues and greys appearing as the focus of the collection. Pair an oxblood knit with dark trousers or jeans for a luxurious yet cosy look inside your jacket, no matter what message your outerwear might be sending.

Get the look:

John Smedley Cardigan 265 30 175

John Smedley, £175 from £265; Available at Fenwick Bond Street

By Alison Millington