The arrival of spring means a shift in wardrobe. Time to put away the heavy coats and fabrics in favor of lighter pieces. And because it’s starting to warm up, it’s also time to begin doing more with less, which is why it’s important to have some solid and versatile spring basics. To get you going, here are four of my spring style essentials.
1. Lightweight Polo. The ultimate spring and summer shirt staple. A well-fitted polo looks sharp tucked in, relaxed when left untucked with a pair of shorts, and, as long as the collar is structured enough, perfect under a blazer for an evening of cocktails and dinner.
My pick: 1971 Breeze striped and textured polo from Reiss.
2. Badass Sunglasses. Definitely more of an all-season essential, but spring can be a good time to try out some new styles. Sunglasses are often the finishing touch on a look and can really help set the tone. Choose a pair that fits your face shape, can work in a variety of situations, and that make you feel good.
My pick: classic 0649 aviators from Persol.
3. Stone Chinos. Though khaki chinos are extremely versatile, a well-tailored pair of stone chinos can be even more so. Flat front and slim fit—not tight—will pair well with just about any color in your wardrobe, work in situations from casual to dapper, while the lighter color will make it easy to style those shoes you have a hard time fitting in elsewhere.
My pick: Wickham fine twill chinos by Reiss.
4. Suede Drivers. While there’s never a bad time to wear suede shoes—with the exception of the rain or snow—nothing says spring like a pair of suede loafers. A pair of suede penny driving loafers are relaxed, casual, and sophisticated.
My pick: the McKay suede penny driver from Coach.
What are the foundations of your spring wardrobe?
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