Spring, especially the commencement of the season, can be a tough one for the closet. With the day beginning in the 40s and ending in the 60s and 70s, it’s hard to find an outfit versatile enough to keep up with the weather. Trends for spring don’t help much either.
Floral, white and pastels abound hold contrast to the dark, warm and thick winter pieces you’ve grown accustomed to. Luckily, there is a way to combat this dilemma and add the top spring trends into closet allowing you to seamlessly transition from winter. But don’t pull out those white jeans just yet. Baby steps, baby steps.
One trend that seems to make a continual appearance in spring is floral. What has always been a staple in a woman’s closet, floral has seen a huge upswing this past year in menswear. Catching on late in the game, men are more proud than ever to incorporate a floral piece into their wardrobe.
This can be done in several ways. For those who haven’t quite caught drifted into floral, it’s best to start small. Not only does this subtly ease you into the trend, it appears in the details adding a crisp clean finish to your outfit.
For the corporate man, try a floral pocket square. Gant offers subdued floral pocket squares in muted colors while Hugh & Crye offers more prominent colors and in-your-face florals.
Everyday casual wear can also include florals in muted ways. But for those just getting into the movement, it’s best to start from bottom to top. Socks are the best way to add that little extra to your outfit. Duchamp London stock several styles of floral socks ranging from wacky to wonderfully pleasant. A style for every man, socks can add that perfect pop of floral.
Men accustomed to florals can get their flower fix by adding a button up or T-shirt with an all-over print underneath a bulky jacket that can easily be shown once the weather warms up throughout the day. Marc Jacobs, Prada, Gucci, Saint Laurent for MR PORTER and Dries Van Noten each provide the flower power a man needs to make a statement.
Shorts are getting in on the action, too. For some shorts are a million miles out of the mind right now, but now is the time to be thinking about it. When you bring bold pattern to a pair of shorts, it’s best to let them be the statement in the outfit. Tropical shorts were popping up, not just on the runways, but on the onlookers, as well. What’s best to wear with these shorts? Anything simple. Black T-shirt with a black blazer work flawlessly. Any other basic colors will work as long as they’re not too bright. Stay away from yellows, reds, greens, and bright blues.
Spring is a season of transition, for people and their closets. This is always the best time to try out new things for style. The layers are coming off, and people are growing more adventurous with their style. Whether you’re an adventurous or simple man, floral is something not to be scared of. Embrace the flower power, show your bohemian side.