Published 4/11/18 by Ben Mork
Spring has sprung and we’ve got you covered with 4 outfits that will keep you looking and feeling cool when the weather gets warm. Check out these shirts, shorts, pants, and shoes that any guy can pull off this spring.
Spring has sprung, and you know what that means - March Madness brackets, Easter egg hunts, and a whole new combination of wardrobe options to choose from. Spring style gives you the opportunity to wear brighter colors and patterns while choosing functional clothing that will help you stay comfortable as the weather heats up. Take a cue from these four spring outfits and you’ll be leaping into spring in style.
1. TROPICAL VIBES
Similar to the ‘It’s 5 o’clock somewhere’ rule, you don’t have to be on vacation to dress like it. Short sleeve button down shirts with a tropical pattern are a great way to add a spring vibe to your outfit (and channel your inner Jimmy Buffett). Be sure to avoid oversized shirts and choose colors that work with the rest of your outfit. Try wearing it over a textured t-shirt with lightweight chinos and suede shoes.
2. SPRING LAYERING
Spring weather can be unpredictable at times. For those days that tend to cool off in the evening, layering is key. You can’t go wrong wearing a well-fitting garment dyed tee with a pair of drawstring shorts for ultimate comfort. Layer with a light wash denim shirt jacket (or shacket for short) and knit shoes for a casual and stylish spring look.
3. SMART CASUAL
For nights out on the town, casual workplaces, or occasions where you need to look sharp, try pairing a gingham button down shirt with khaki shorts and leather boat shoes. The gingham shirt is a nice spring pattern that will dress up the whole outfit, while the shorts and boat shoes will keep you cool. A quick rule of thumb for shorts: make sure they fit above your knee (around a 9” inseam or shorter) and wear them with low-profile (or no) socks.
4. DINNER OR DATE NIGHT
Now that you’ve shaken off the shackles of winter, it’s time to celebrate by having fun with your outfits and adding a splash of color. When dressing up for a nice evening, it is perfectly acceptable to wear a bright collared shirt tucked into jeans (as long as you choose the right pair of denim and shoes). Top it off with a lightweight linen blazer to stand out from the crowd.
Ask your Mainstream Fashions Stylist for spring outfits to fit your personal style!