Spring is just around the corner, and many of us are looking forward to ditching the joggers and coats and digging out shorts and tees. After months of working from home and limiting social activities and outings, now is the time to get your spring/summer wardrobe ready. In this guide, we’ll provide some simple shopping tips to ensure you look stylish for every occasion.
Introduce New Colors
Traditionally, we tend to favor dark colors in the winter months and our closets are awash with tones of gray, black and burgundy. As we look forward to long, light days, it’s a great idea to introduce new colors and embrace brighter shades and a more eclectic mixture of tones. Spring is synonymous with pastels and fresh neutrals, while summer gives us license to be bolder and have fun with prints and patterns.
If you’re looking for new pieces for spring/summer, try and inject a little color into your wardrobe. Even if you’re not a fan of neon, bright shades of pink or green or patterns, you can switch up your color palette using subtle details, for example, printed ties for the office or a pair of colored trainers. The beauty of fashion is that it gives you the option to be as brave as you want to be. If you feel comfortable walking around in a patterned co-ord or a loud, printed jacket, go for it! If you’re more confident when using color in moderation, this approach can also work brilliantly. Stick to what makes you feel good.
Take Inspiration From New Trends
Every season, there’s a clutch of new trends to try. From catwalk shows to glossy magazines and social media feeds, you’ll come across lists of must-have items, looks to embrace and pieces you need in your seasonal wardrobe. This spring/summer, there’s a diverse range of trends setting the world of fashion alight, including nautical, contemporary utility, 70s chic and bold, printed shirts and shorts. If you love fashion, or you like to switch up your outfits and try new things, take inspiration from popular trends, but channel your personal style and use your creativity to put looks that complement your style together. It’s always a good idea to focus on the trends that you love. Don’t feel pressure to cross every box if there are trends that aren’t your cup of tea.
When trying out new trends, there are myriad options. One way to update your look without buying a whole new wardrobe is learning to accessorize. Accessorizing is a brilliant way to freshen up tried and tested looks and channel new trends. From shades and bags to shoes and jewelry, you can use details to revamp old outfits. It’s also a fantastic idea to create a capsule wardrobe, which you can expand and diversify throughout the seasons. If you have a selection of staples and basics, you can buy a few statement pieces each season to keep up with trends. If you have a pair of fitted vintage-style black jeans, for example, you can mix and match tees and shirts, swap shoes and add layers to cater to all seasons. From a basic white tee, an oversized stone-washed denim shirt and a pair of trainers for a spring stroll to a statement printed shirt from the men’s Off White collection, sunglasses and espadrilles, you can go from the park to the bar in a matter of seconds. For a smarter look, you can swap your t-shirt or a cool, casual short-sleeved shirt for a fitted, long-sleeve crisp white shirt, a tan belt and slip-on loafers.
Shoes And Accessories
Buying new shoes and accessories is an excellent way to transform your look without buying a haul of new clothes. When the weather changes, or you have to switch from one occasion to another, you can use details to make putting outfits together quick and simple. Winter shoes are designed for comfort and warmth while in the summer, you want to look good, but you also want your feet to be cool. Swap boots, chunky trainers and brogues for lightweight or colored trainers, sandals, espadrilles, flip-flops, pumps, deck shoes and loafers. When buying accessories, look for touches that will enhance your outfits, as well as making you feel comfortable. Hats and sunglasses are perfect for sunny days and you can also invest in bags, belts and jewelry to finish your look.
Prints And Patterns
This spring/summer, prints and patterns are everywhere. The great thing about fashion is that there is always a broad spectrum of trends on offer, which means that you can pick and choose and mix and match according to your style. Spring is always synonymous with nautical prints, but you can also experiment with this year’s trends, which include masculine florals and bold graphic lines. When it comes to prints, you can be as adventurous as you like. From patterned two-pieces and statement jackets to cool printed Bermuda shorts, you can go all-out if you wish. If you’re keen to embrace the look without dressing head-to-toe in color and prints, you can opt for single pieces, such as tees, shirts or jackets and keep the rest of the look simple and understated. If you have a plain white tee and a pair of chinos or skinny jeans, for example, add a printed open shirt, bomber or blazer over the top.
Spring is on the horizon, and it won’t be long until summer is here and we can look forward to hazy days and light evenings. If you’re a fan of fashion, or you fancy switching up your look in time for social activities and reunions in the months ahead, there are plenty of ways to embrace new trends and have fun putting looks together. Try out new looks, freshen up your color palette, experiment with prints and patterns and diversify your capsule wardrobe with statement pieces and new accessories. You don’t have to spend a fortune on a brand new wardrobe every season to look chic and cool.