Although some parts of the country are still covered in snow, I bet you can’t wait for the winter to pass and give way to spring!
It’s about to come knocking at your door, so you know it’ll soon be time to put away the heavy winter coats and boots and bring out those comfortable spring-friendly clothes.
Spring is a great time for you fine fellas to test your sartorial tastes as it gives you the freedom to don a variety of fabrics and colors.
Fashion changes with seasons. It’s always great to shop for a few things and keep your wardrobe up-to-date accordingly. Style, however, stays eternal.
You may want to get yourself a few spring wardrobe staples, if you don’t already have them. That way, you’ll always be stylish, each spring.
Mentioned ahead are a few spring essentials that will revitalize your wardrobe.
A Trench Coat
No prizes for guessing why the trench coat is a must-have item for spring. It has been a staple in men’s wardrobes for years and will continue to make its presence felt this year too.
Not only do they look masculine, they’ll also protect you if you get caught in a surprise shower from the skies or experience a lingering winter chill. So yes, they’re functional too.
You can pick from among single or double-breasted trench coats. Although they can be a tad heavy on the pocket, they are extremely versatile. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself reaching for your trench coat in the spring, rain, shine and even the fall.
Perfect to portray the spring fashion style, chambray shirts are a rare combination of style, comfort and versatility. Usually worn casually, they can be extremely soft to touch, yet crisp when worn. It makes sense to have a few such pieces to wear on days when you just cannot figure your attire out.
Team them with a suit and a tie for formal occasions, or keep them untucked over your khakis. The choice is yours. The flexibility they provide is probably the reason why the ‘bray is ever-popular with men.
Come spring and I’m sure you’ll be going out a lot. May be you plan on catching up with your tennis practice, or going back to the gold course. How about wearing something that allows you to flaunt your spring-summer style in comfort?
While regular t-shirts are also great for spring, try donning polo shirts in different colors to stand out in the crowd. Cool, casual, comfortable, you can wear them with a pair of shorts or jeans.
A Pair of Shorts
Spring is all about dressing for comfort. And because it will no longer be chilly, you’re going to need something weather-appropriate. As the layers come off, slipping into a pair of shorts is something that few of us will say no to, now that the weather is warmer.
So yes, do invest in a pair of shorts – nothing that fits too tight, but not too loose either. Just make sure they’re roomy enough to put you at ease every time you wear them and you’ll do just fine!
Khakis will see you not only through spring, but also summer. And they’re so handy – whether you want to run a quick errand, or rush to work – your khakis are going to be there for you.
They’ve got a casual vibe to them, but are fuller around your hips and thighs. So you can even wear them to office, provided you team them with the right shirt and shoes.
Make sure you include a smart pair of khakis in 100% cotton and with a flat front. If it’s longer in length, you can roll it up or get it altered to your size.
Still hung-up on your bell-bottoms? Well, this spring will give you the perfect opportunity to relegate them to the back of your closet and try wearing straight-cut trousers instead.
You could also consider getting yourself one of those cropped trousers which end just above the ankle that every male model has been donning on the runway.
Cropped trousers look chic when worn with form-fitting short shirts, short socks and ankle-length boots.
A Smart Suit
When in spring, turn your attention to wearing suits made of cotton as it is considered the middle ground of fabrics. The best suits for spring would ideally be high-quality cotton suits with a medium to high thread count, which should last you several years. Go with colors like navy, gray or even beige and you’ll make heads turn for the right reason.
Cotton is a material that is light-weight, absorbs sweat and allows your skin to breathe, making it the best bet for the warmer months. Wool and tweed suits are better suited for cold climate as they are heavier.
Do incorporate denims into your wardrobe this spring. It could be in the form of a pair of jeans, shorts, shirts, or jackets. Be wary of wearing the double-denim look though. Very few of us can it carry of, and if it doesn’t complement your style, avoid wearing it.
Additionally, make sure both your denim pieces are different in colors/shades.
So you’re not a fan of jackets, but would like to keep warm and stay stylish? The cardigan may just be the right answer to your questions.
Cardigans are great for all seasons and they always seem to be in style.
Wear cardigans this spring when you’re feeling more casual. Take your pick from among the modern slim-fitting ones or the more traditional variants. Either way, they’ll make you look great.
Loafers make for the perfect footwear for spring. Put them on on a day you find a bit too warm for boots but not warm enough for sandals and you’ll find yourself feeling quite cozy in them. They’re quite versatile too. Wear them for a meeting at the office, or for a late dinner with friends, you cannot go wrong with loafers.
What’s more? You can also wear them without socks. However, when doing so, ensure that your shoe has a soft and an absorbent sole for a more comfortable fit.
Whether you dress casually or formally, make this spring stylish for yourself and show off your impeccable sense of fashion. Spring is all about merging style and comfort to be able to give off that relaxed vibe, which is so difficult to achieve in other climates. So do use this season as a platform to dress well and raise the bar as far as being spring style-savvy is concerned.