It’s Spring cleaning time, and that means it’s time to wave goodbye to your heavy Winter coats and chunky knits, and say hello to lightweight layers, shorter sleeves and summer friendly accessories.
Though the British weather can be somewhat unpredictable, in the whole you’re going to want to opt for lighter and brighter options over the coming months, but to make sure you’re covered for everything the weather throws at you we’ve come up with a list of Spring essentials that every man’s wardrobe needs.
A Collection of Polo Shirts
Polo shirts make up the foundation of many men’s wardrobes and most certainly are a must have for the milder months. Offering versatility and comfort, the classic cotton garments can be dressed up or down and with a variety of different fits on the market there’s a style to suit everyone. A knitted design such as this burgundy polo shirt by Fred Perry will add a unique dimension to your ensemble and is ideal for dressing up for smart/casual occasions; as is a slim fit design like this one by Polo Ralph Lauren, which offers a more streamline silhouette and is cut shorter, meaning it looks great tucked in or worn loose. A regular fit polo shirt is probably the most comfortable option available, cut looser, making it the ultimate choice for off duty wear.
A Bomber Jacket
The bomber jacket has been around for a few seasons now and the good news is, it looks like it’s here to stay. Lightweight and versatile, the bomber makes the perfect Spring garment and with a huge variety of styles on the market, you’re guaranteed to find one that fits in with your wardrobe. If you’re feeling brave, this vibrant blue colour weft jacket by Stone Island will no doubt turn a few heads; on the other hand, pink is huge this season, so this Alpha Industries MA-1 bomber will definitely gain you some style cred. For a slightly more understated vibe, a classic black or navy jacket will look great layered over just about anything.
Though jeans are a year round staple, over the warmer months chinos make a great alternative and being crafted from a lighter cotton, they offer comfort and breathability as the temperatures rise. As they come in a more tailored fit than jeans, chinos are ideal for dressing up, as well as for casual occasions. Opt for a timeless neutral shade for optimal versatility and easy day to day wear.
A Check Shirt
The check shirt is a true wardrobe classic, it’s been around for years and it makes the perfect daytime to evening item. Whether you wear it on its own or layered over a white t-shirt, the classic garment can offer your outfit a really laid back vibe that’s perfect for the weekend. The finer the check, the smarter the look.
Suede Chukka Boots
Sitting somewhere between smart and casual, suede chukka boots will be your go-to footwear for the Spring and Summer months. By choosing an unlined pair, they’ll offer lightweight comfort and versatility when it comes to transitioning between daytime and evening occasions. Though they traditionally come in brown and tan hues, the refined style looks fantastic in darker navy and black colourways, and can easily be paired with either chinos or jeans depending on the look you are going for.
For those days when the sun makes an appearance, add that all important finishing touch to your look with a smart pair of sunglasses. If your style sits on the classic side, you really can’t go wrong with a pair of Ray-Bans, with their Wayfarer and Aviator designs remaining firm favourites among their collection. For those of you who love to make a statement, Dita and Cazals bold frames are guaranteed to steal the show.
Lagerfeld Contrast Collar Polo Shirt
Polo Ralph Lauren Cream Custom Fit Polo Shirt
Armani Jeans J06 Slim Chinos
Aquascutum Indigo Check Luxe Shirt
Hugo by Hugo Boss Grey Bestan Bomber Jacket
True Religion Windbreaker Bomber Jacket
Tod's Brown Lace Up Suede Boots
Ray-Ban Gold Justin Sunglasses
Dita Black and Gold Talon Sunglasses