10 Spring wardrobe essentials


Update your look for spring with ten of our favourite coordinating separates.
Image source: Samuel Windsor

Spring can be a difficult season to get right. With temperatures ranging from frost through to 30 degree heat, layers are the best way to keep comfortable.

The shoulder season is a perfect time to review your wardrobe and get rid of anything worn, torn or badly fitting. Pack away heavy, dark winter clothes and invest in some lighter and brighter threads. We’ve done the hard work for you. Here are ten co-ordinated springtime separates from our new range to get you started.

1. Chinos

Perfect for a day at the office through to an evening at the pub or theatre, a pair of good quality chinos should be the foundation of any man’s spring and summer wardrobe.

Dressed down with a polo shirt for weekends, or paired with a lightweight blazer for smarter events, chinos are your go-to trouser all summer long. Available in pleated or flat-fronted styles, and a wide range of colours.

2. Long-sleeved linen shirt

When the mercury rises, cool linen shirt is the way to go for effortless summer style.

Wear with chinos and a lightweight blazer for smart casual wear, or roll up the sleeves and pair with shorts when you’re looking for a more laid back vibe.

3. Blazer

When temperatures rise, keep your cool with an impeccably finished linen blazer.

This summer blazer is the ideal way to take you from a day in the office to an evening at the theatre or restaurant. And perfect for smart summer dressing, team it with chinos and a white shirt for weddings, christenings, graduations or garden parties.

4. Cashmere-mix lemon crew neck

Cashmere’s moisture wicking properties make it ideal for lightweight spring and summer layers.

Worn under our featured blazer, or paired with chinos or shorts, a simple cashmere-mix jumper takes the chill out of cool summer evenings. Available in a great choice of spring colours.

5. Cashmere-mix polo

Italian men rarely looked creased and harassed in warm weather. Why? They choose soft tailoring like cashmere to help them stay cool.

Whether it’s a day at the office or simply to smarten up your casual weekend attire, thin, light, long-sleeved polo jumpers are a wardrobe essential that can be worn all year round. Try our lemon version for a modern twist.

6. Brogues

With an exceptionally light and comfortable sole, this pair of summer brogues with luxury Italian leather uppers are the epitome of style and elegance.

The simple lines work well with chinos and a summer jacket, or equally, with a smart pair of indigo jeans or moleskins for weekends.

7. Short-sleeved shirt

Seersucker is a great fabric for summer. It’s light, doesn’t crease and allows air to flow – keeping you cool and comfortable, even on the very hottest days.

Picking up on this year’s pastel theme, wear your short-sleeved seersucker shirt with shorts or chinos. And if pink’s not your colour, it’s also available in blue.

8. Shorts

Chino shorts are a great addition to your spring/summer wardrobe. Smart enough to wear with a shirt for evenings at your local beer garden, they look just as good with a t-shirt for everyday wear.

This pair of shorts works perfectly with the long and short sleeved shirts we’ve featured. On cooler evenings, simply add the lemon jumper.

9. Loafers

Loafers and slip-on shoes are ideal for warm weather and can be dressed up or down. Wear with shorts for a stylish alternative to sandals, or slip on with your chinos and jacket for an evening out.

10. Harrington jacket

For a warm weather windbreaker that will protect you from summer showers, the clean lines of this Harrington jacket make it smart enough to wear with chinos. Want a more casual weekend look to wear with your navy shorts? Try it in red.

So if you’re looking for quick and easy warm weather ideas, our 10 carefully coordinated spring wardrobe essentials will keep you looking smart, cool and comfortable all summer long. Add a Panama hat and some sunscreen and you’re all set for a holiday too!

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