It appears that the merciless winter is beginning to get bored with tormenting us humans. Since it has been a while since any of us have encountered above-freezing temperatures, here are five fashion tips to help guys enjoy the change in weather with style.
5. Bucket Hats
Bucket hats made this year’s GQ Spring Trend Report. Yes, those goofy, droopy fisherman hats have finally become “a thing.” No longer confined to realms of frumpy longshoremen and grandpas, bucket hats are now being rocked by fashionable young dudes all over the world. If you are looking to keep the sun’s nasty rays out of your eyes, do it in style with a bucket hat.
4. Quality Sunnies
Speaking of the sun, in recent years, more and more gentleman have allowed themselves to be seen wearing those plastic, cheap looking faux-Ray Ban sunglasses with the neon temples. They look like they were given away for free to promote some realty company. This spring do yourself a favor and sport some quality eyewear instead. You cannot go wrong with a traditional wayfarer or classic aviator style.
3. Lightweight Jackets
It is time to store away your chunky parkas and pea coats and bust out your lightweight jackets. The North Face, Marmot and Patagonia all make stellar rain coats that are sleek, simple and will surely protect you outdoorsy types from April’s torrential downpours. When it comes to your outerwear this spring, do not be afraid of color, but avoid anything too gaudy, especially eye-burning neon.
The recent 80’s prep revisionism vibe has been telling young men that it is once again cool to rep pastel colored chino pants and shorts. While such self-consciously “springy” bottoms certainly do scream “Easter egg hunter,” such giddy colors are often difficult to style. Wear colored pants that are easy to match, like charcoal, khaki, navy or camel. From there, throw on a plain white t-shirt and slip on a pair of boat shoes or basic canvas sneakers like the Vans Authentic for a timeless, springtime look.
1. The Printed Button Up
This spring will be the season of the busy, printed button up. From Hawaiian prints to paisley and beyond, more and more guys are wearing shirts boasting big, bold and frequently brightly colored prints. Do not hesitate to have fun and sport a printed shirt that is loud, vibrant and playful. Just make sure the rest of your ensemble is less showy to contrast it. Make the shirt the focal point of your outfit.