Springtime is always exciting. The gloomy and chilly winds of winter have run their course, and the monotonous canvas of scenery around you can be replaced with some lively color. As the flowers start to bloom and the grass turns green, spring is the perfect time to bring in some much-needed changes to your wardrobe. Think colorful outfits, brighter accessories and keeping things simpler and effortless.
Here is how you can take your spring style game up a notch.
Invest in Loafers
Men's Loafers are a great investment, especially for spring. They are comfortable, casual and relaxed; and reflect the pleasantness of the outside environment. The perfect casual loafer is the classic tassel loafer. It is super chic and exudes fun and relaxing vibe that makes it ideal for pairing with anything from a pair of cotton chinos to tailored pants. Apart from the timeless tassel loafer, we have penny loafers that are perfect for warmer months.
Springtime is all about colors, so you must get your hands on something that’s olive green, classic tan brown or something unusual like light blue or gray. For a unique look, two-tone loafers or ones featuring different materials are also super attractive. Our suggestion for a classic color in terms of investment would be a classic black or burgundy as these colors never let you down.
New Style to Try: Chukka Boots
Chukka boots are an underrated classic. They are sleek, elegant and sophisticated. Much like the in-between nature of the spring season, chukka boots fall somewhere between classic formal shoes and casual boots. For this season, opt for mid-toned chukka boots as they look effortlessly cool and compliment the colors of the season well. Safe hues to opt for would be warm tones such as deep brown or tan sand or cooler tones such as deep blue, teal green or dark gray. Durable, versatile and chic; you can never really go wrong with them.
Perhaps the most pocket-friendly way to give your shoes a completely new outlook would be to invest in shoelaces. They are affordable, come in a wide variety of colors, and the best part, they are easily reversible. Pair your classic black shoes with a fun colored lace for an entirely new look and feel and if you get bored of it, change it again.
Everyone loves polo shirts as they are a staple item. Most men normally own basic neutral toned polo shirts such as white, gray, navy and black. This spring season, add a little bit of color to your life and your wardrobe. Embrace color and get yourself a fun and vibrant hued polo shirt to really snag all the attention in the room. Be it a bright red, orange, yellow, purple or baby blue, get a dress shirt collared polo shirt for the ultimate spring-ready look.
Chinos are a great wardrobe staple to invest in this season because they can be dressed up or down depending on your need. Wear them to work with a pair of chic oxfords, a crisp dress shirt, and a blazer or dress them down for more casual settings with polo shirt and loafers or chukka boots. Easy, breezy and super comfortable; chinos are a great versatile pick for anyone.
Color always gives off a fun vibe; therefore, this seems only fitting for spring. Two-toned socks are probably your safest bet as you can pair them relatively easily with a variety of outfits. They are not too overbearing or bold or stand out in the crowd. If you are just getting into the trend, we suggest you opt for simple and soft colors such as light blue, pink, green or muted yellow. Muted tones are the most pleasing to the eye and the easiest to pair other pieces with. Unless, of course, if you love the color and would love to sport some lime green or electric blue socks. In that case, you do you but just make sure your choice of socks ties well with your entire ensemble.
Casual Belts and Bold Ties
There is an array of casual belts you can choose from. There are braided belts that are often made of an elastic material. Although they look great, they tend to get worn out easily and lose their stretch over time. For a stiffer option, try your luck with woven belts that look very elegant and casual. Bonus points: they do not stretch or wear out as quickly so every belt you spend on will last you for years to come. For added variety, fabric belts are also a great idea as you find soft ones made with silk and stiffer ones made with leather. Fabric belts are a fun option to investigate because they come in exciting designs and bold prints; perfect for an added pop to your ensemble.
As for ties, for the springtime, vibrant colors are the way to go as they set a unique contrast with the rest of your outfit. Indigo blue, mint green or fiery hot red, there are no rules with color.
Open Weave Shirts
Perfect for the in-between spring weather, open weave shirts allow the air to pass through, so there is no chance of overheating. Additionally, open weave shirts are crisp thus very professional looking, so there is no complaining there. In the season of bloom, stick to neutral or light pastel tones. Steer clear of dark tones. From light blues to baby pinks, cool pastels tones are your best bet as they are versatile and easy to pair with other outfits.
Leather jackets are one time that can be sported all year round. They are effortless, casual and come in an array of designs, colors, and cuts. Their lightweight nature makes them ideal for the springtime as you transition from the colder months into the warmer ones. This spring season, invest in a custom leather jacket. We all have our favorites. Whether yours in an edgy biker jacket or a sleek bomber jacket, for the spring season, opt for softer hues instead of the stark neutral tones.
Watches are a man’s ultimate accessory. After shoes obviously; shoes always come first. For the springtime, sport a chic and comfortable strap watch to go with the casual and effortless theme. A classic leather strap watch or a one with a fabric strap is particularly great as you can opt for fun colors, prints, and patterns.
When it comes to spring men's style, there are some slight changes every man can make to bring about a drastic change in his wardrobe. The goal is to stand out in the crowd and attract attention in a good way, so the best policy is to keep it simple.