Building a wardrobe that transitions seamlessly from one season to the next will make your pieces that much more versatile. Spring is a create time to infuse some fresh pieces into your wardrobe, and selecting pieces that transition from spring to summer will allow you to get that much more wear out of your investment. Spring and summer dressing is all about pastels, prints, and bright colors. Here are a few ways you can incorporate colors into your wardrobe that will transition well from spring to summer:
1. Oxfords in Pastel Colors:
Oxfords are a staple that every man should have in his closet. They can be worn untucked and casual on the weekends, or they can be worn during the week for a business casual look. For spring, select tones that are light and pastel in nature. These colors will pair well with color chinos and white pants. As summer approaches, pair a pastel orange with white pants and sandals for the perfect preppy, coastal look.
2. Colored Chinos:
Chinos are the perfect pant as the weather gets warmer because they now come in an array of bright colors and patterns. Pastel and light tones are perfect for spring and summer while extra bright oranges and reds should be reserved for summer time looks. Opt to get your chinos with an inseam that is an inch or two shorter than what you would normally wear in the fall and winter. This allows for perfect pairing with driving moccasins and loafers without soaks for a classic East Coast summer style.
3. Classic Accessories:
If investing in classic apparel styles such as oxfords and chinos, I highly recommend investing in a classic accessory or shoe to match. A well-made penny loafer can be worn with a myriad of different outfits and will last forever. Here, a classic light brown penny loafer is the perfect compliment to a pastel oxford paired with white chinos. This would be great for a spring brunch outside, or an evening party in the Hamptons during the summer months.
Whether you are in the need of new clothes or just looking to freshen up your wardrobe, pick colors and styles that will transition well from spring to summer, allowing you get the most out of your investment.
One of those brands that offer timeless style and many clothing pieces that transition from spring to summer is GANT
, check their spring and summer line on their website.
Photos: GANT & Wes Holland