Despite the weather we’ve been having, spring is definitely in the air. And as much as I love fall and winter style for the layering a heavier fabrics, I can’t help but feel just a little excitement about bringing some of my spring pieces out of hibernation. While it’s still not time for an all out spring look, here’s one way to “think spring” during the seasonal transition.

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Two simple ways to turn a spring look into one that’s more transitional. First, throw on a silk scarf. Silk scarves have been my favorite accessories the past few months and the lighter fabric is perfect for keeping the chill out. If the rest of your look is mostly monochromatic, choose one that offers some kind of contrast. Second, though I’m a fan of going sockless during the spring and summer, it’s still too cold for that and I’m not willing to suffer.

I’m a big fan of browns for fall and winter. There’s nothing like a dark brown suit or brown tweed. But browns can also work well for transitional spring style. Choose items in lighter shades, like a light brown or stone khaki, as well as lighter fabrics.

Stone - He Spoke Style

Stone - He Spoke Style

Stone - He Spoke Style

Stone - He Spoke Style

Stone - He Spoke Style

This Look: Double-breasted blazer c/o Reiss (old, similar here and here) – Shirt c/o Banana Republic – Chinos by Reiss – Vintage slik scarf (similar here) – Sunglasses c/o Persol – Pocket square by Nordstrom – Belt by J.Crew – Watch by Timex – Shoes by To Boot New York (old, try these or these)

Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

He Spoke Style

Photography by Rob McIver Photo.


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  • Marv

    Great scarf. Complements the scene and the ensemble equally well.

    • Brian Sacawa

      Cheers. Thanks for reading, Marv.

  • The Retail Guide

    The color palette for the outfit here definitely works well for the “not quite winter/not quite spring” season!

    • Brian Sacawa

      Thanks, guys.

  • Tod C

    Love the jacket Brian. A decent MTM grey jacket is the next thing on my list now as my current one (which I am wearing today) fails on at least 4 fit criteria!

    • Brian Sacawa

      Sounds good, Tod! Let me know what you end up with. And thanks for reading.

  • Bob

    Honestly, this is my least favorite look that you have shown (different strokes for different folks right). I just think that it looks a bit washed out… Kind of like the end of winter. Is it just me or did you happen to skip the iron :)

    • Brian Sacawa

      Thanks for the comment and thanks for reading, Bob.

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  • AbdAllah Monir

    I used to hate that kind of scarfs but the look uou mixed it with made it look fresher than ever.

  • K/F/K

    The scarf adds the perfect “pop” of color to the grays, combined with the shades and shoes makes a great look!

  • Seth Nelson

    Another thing I am learning from you: you can have a very neutral outfit, and leave it to the accessories (e.g., scarf; socks; etc.) to add the color and seasonal flair. Thank you.

    • Brian Sacawa

      My pleasure.