It's warming up outside, and you need to stay cool by shedding some layers. Maybe you want to change up your color palette to reflect the new season.
You definitely don't want to sacrifice style, so what exactly do you wear?
Spring can be tough because it's often cold in the morning, hot in the afternoon, then cool again at night. Not to mention the rain.
Light layers and a few key accessories will get you through day. Here's one of my favorite casual springtime outfits.
Nothing fancy here, gentlemen. Just a solid, basic, comfortable outfit. The shirt is from Blank Label, one of my favorite made-to-measure brands. It fits like a glove and is made of linen, so it's super breathable. Perfect for spring and summer.
I'm also keeping cool by going sockless in boat shoes. Traditionally, you're not supposed to wear socks with these boat shoes. You don't have to follow that “rule” all the time, but it does feel nice.
Just make sure to follow these three pieces of advice to go sockless like a pro:
- Wash your feet daily
- Don't wear the same shoes two days in a row
- Keep some odor powder handy (just in case)
If you want to dress it up a bit, swap the boat shoes out for some suede loafers.
These dark brown loafers are form Jay Butler, an awesome new brand created by a fellow blogger named Justin Jeffers.
I love Jay Butler for two reasons. First, they use a unisex sizing system, which means they carry small sizes (down to size 4).
Second, these shoes are priced very reasonably for the quality.
Of course, you don't have to wear boat shoes and loafers just because it's warming up outside. This getup looks just fine with chukka style boots.
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I wear these Cole Haan ankle boots all year round. They're the most versatile pair of shoes I own.
When you're leaving the house, especially if you're walking somewhere or going on a date, make sure to grab your umbrella. You never know when a spring shower might come rolling in.
Most umbrellas are too big for me. They make me feel like a golf caddy. The small ones are usually flimsy and cheaply made.
And yeah, I'm aware that I got seven years of bad luck coming my way for opening this umbrella up inside, but I did it for you!
So the least you can do is leave a comment below.
Which if the three pairs of shoes do you like best: boat shoes, loafers or boots?