Gear Up For Spring With These Style Essentials

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A lightweight cotton/linen scarf makes for a handsome accessory. Wear it as an ascot as an unexpected style statement.

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A safari-style jacket is iconic and rugged.

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Change your watch strap to give it an entirely new look. This suede strap makes my 1675 more casual and rugged.

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A light colored brown suede jacket is extremely versatile.

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And patch pockets and button-through flaps are a handsome touch.

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Spring is a great time to break out the white denim.

Four spring style must-haves

In partnership with Peter Millar.

Spring is right around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about changing up your wardrobe. Heavier fabrics and big coats to the back of the closet, lighter and brighter items to the front.

Here are four spring style essentials we’re looking forward to seeing a lot more of as the weather warms up.


Suede jacket. Spring is the perfect time for a lightweight suede jacket. That is, as long as there is no rain in the forecast. When it comes to investing in a suede coat, the simpler and more classic the design, the better. Not only will it always look great, but it is way more versatile.

There are lots of options when it comes to suede jackets. A “safari-style” jacket is iconic and rugged, yet refined. The patch pockets and button-through flaps are a handsome touch. Perfect for a daily urban adventure.


| WEARING | Peter Millar suede safari jacket, denim shirt and scarf, J.Crew jeans, Oliver Peoples sunglasses, Rolex watch, Jack Erwin boots | PHOTOGRAPHY | by Rob McIver Photo

Denim shirt. You already know I’m a huge fan of denim button-ups. It is the ultimate “convertible” shirt. Wear it with a tie for show off a little stylish ease and then simply lose the tie and you’ve got a great off-duty, after work going out look. If a denim shirt sounds uncomfortable, you’re not thinking about one that’s made from high-quality cotton.

Lightweight scarf. A lightweight scarf is a year-round accessory. For spring, swap your silk scarf for a cotton and linen blend. And rather than wearing it traditionally, tuck it into your shirt as an ascot. Remember to unbutton one extra button to pull this look off.


White denim. Again, though we consider white denim to be seasonally agnostic, there really is no better time to break out a pair than springtime. They’re crisp, clean, and very slick. Plus, they look great with just about any color, especially blues and tans.


Thanks, as always, for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

Brian Sacawa
He Spoke Style


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  • Dan Nazaruk

    Thoughts on replacing the coat with a similarly colored shawl-collar cardigan?