Spring/Summer, the season of bikinis and sunscreen (not that we are complaining) is upon us and at its peak in some regions. At about the same time every man worth his loafers in style, brings out all those pastel colored outfits and linen shirts. It is summer after all and the fashion rule book equates that to pastels.
But that doesn’t mean we all have to follow. Some men like me, like to keep things simple. I don’t own a whole bunch of clothes in light colors and over the years, I have realized that darker shades look quite cool regardless of season. The only issue that arises is practicality. You wouldn’t want to wear clothes that absorb so much heat that you end up drenched in your own perspiration for your brunch date.
Here are a few pieces you can transition from winter to spring.
The Biker/Bomber Jacket
Being the iconic piece that it is, men can easily pull this off and it adds some brownie points to your personal style. You could even dress it down with denims, a white tee and sneakers.
Be it with boots, sneakers or with brogues, denims are timeless.
A pair of classic wayfarer-style sunglasses will bring a vintage touch to any of your outfits this spring. For something that is more edgy, try mirror lens sunglasses.
A few things you need to pull out from the bottom of your wardrobe.
A pair of shorts should be amongst your essentials when you see spring raise its pretty head. Want to dress them up? Throw on a bomber jacket on top.
A cotton tee is the most ubiquitous yet versatile piece in a man’s wardrobe. They can be combined with denims, cuffs, shorts or chinos setting the base for your outfit in colder regions. You can also layer them under a shirt or jacket for a spring-appropriate look.
You can’t do summer without a tank!
So there you go, a few pointers on how to not follow seasons blindly and yet adapt to it. What I would like to think, is the best of both worlds.