Spring is in full swing. Get ready for a change in season and in style. If you have yet to update your wardrobe to match the season, then now is the time to do so. If like many men, you find it a challenge to pick out stylish clothes or a wardrobe that’s suited for the season, then you’re in luck. The Lost Gentleman has put together a selection of spring wardrobe essentials for men that should help you on your way to getting a stellar style for springtime.
This style guide for Spring will set you off in the right direction, showcasing the top 12 essential spring clothes for men that should be in your wardrobe this season.
Men’s Spring Essentials
The first essential item in this style guide for Spring is the denim jacket. They always stay relevant. There are different washes to opt for, some more casual than others so you may want one or two styles ready at hand in your wardrobe. They make for the ideal throw on for a casual day out and can also add depth to a layered look.
A crisp white t-shirt should always be at hand in any men’s spring wardrobe. It is one of the more versatile items you could own this season as it makes a great base layer or foundation for many spring outfits. Make sure to have a few of these in your spring wardrobe they will come in handy. Our favourite is the white crew neck tee by Ralph Lauren.
Tired of the same old jeans? Look to the chino! Chinos are year-round staples and are a great everyday style. Opt for neutral hues such as khaki and blue. A versatile trouser style that’s suitable for both casual and smart-casual attire, so with the abundance of looks available, these would make a great investment.
The overshirt is a great spring wardrobe staple. A dressed down look can be perfected with ease with the right overshirt. Avoid flannel and look to the lighter fabric as the season warms up. While great buttoned up the overshirt can be worn as a finishing layer unbuttoned with a crisp, clean white t-shirt underneath. They capture that outdoorsy vibe so well with their fabrics, colours and patterns – the lumberjack look being the classic example!
For a complete spring style upgrade, you need the perfect pair of sunglasses. Pick a frame that compliments your face and remember, experiment with colours. You may decide to go for a couple different pairs to match with different outfits or stick with one relatively versatile pair.
Wool Crew Neck Jumper
While thick knit wool jumpers are out, lighter merino and cashmere jumpers are definitely in. A fine knit cashmere and merino wool crew neck jumpers can really give your style a boost. The perfect garment for layering this season or used for dressing down a suit while maintaining that formal, somewhat classy semblance.
A fresh pair of white sneakers are the perfect casual footwear for the season. A clean, sleek and minimalist style that’s versatile, white sneakers can be paired with jeans, chinos or even tailored trousers.
Want to stay warm on a cool day? Then a bomber jacket is great casual outerwear apparel, that’s perfect for the springtime. There are many styles out there. Our favourite would have to be a suede bomber jackets as it’s more elegant than many other varieties, meaning that it can be the outerwear of choice for a great smart-casual outfit.
The ultimate in smart-casual wear has got to be the polo shirt. Makes for effortless style the polo shirt is a wardrobe essential as we move into spring and summer. Pair a polo shirt with grey tailored trousers and a pair of clean, white, minimalist trainers for a stylish smart-casual look this spring.
Faded Denim Jeans
Lighten up your style with faded denim. Light wash and faded denim are seasonally appropriate for this time of the year. Whilst dark denim is fine under certain circumstances, and when paired correctly with the rest of your outfit, light wash and faded denim will brighten up your style, instantly updating your look for springtime.
Suede Chelsea Boots
Thick weatherproof boots aren’t really appropriate for this season, but like many men, you too may feel that a pair of boots add extra credentials to your masculine demeanour. After all, women love a man in boots. Lucky, there are few boots styles that are more appropriate for spring. Look to the Chelsea boot. A tan suede style is a perfect choice for you this season. Pair them with faded denim, a white t-shirt and a bomber jacket for a cool casual spring style.
Unlined Sports Blazer Jacket
Cut from lightweight fabrics, the unlined blazer is a must-have item in hand as we go into the warmer months. Great for in or outside of the office, the unlined blazer is a great piece of smart-casual tailoring.
We can never be sure if the weather. Spring will bring unpredictable downpours, so it always a good idea to have a rainproof coat to keep yourself dry. Instead of the lightweight raincoat go for something will a little more suave like an elegant trench coat.