Out of the four seasons, dressing for spring can pose the biggest wardrobe challenge for men. Summer has its shorts and polos. Fall has handsome plaids. Winter, masculine tweeds and wools.
Here are the must-have, warm-weather trends in men’s apparel – whether you’re a trendsetter ready to spring forward with global-inspired prints and a fresh color palette or you’re a traditionalist looking to update your signature, classic look for the season.
Blue, blue, blue
A good look for late spring and summer is an indigo blue unconstructed linen blazer over white chinos, Kercher says.
Try pastels in dress shirts, polos and small accessories like ties and pocket squares.
Prints and florals
“Our two favorite trends this season are modern prep – which updates traditional American sportswear through the use of bold colors and prints – and maritime, which takes inspiration from nautical classics like the striped knit or the perfect boat shoe,” says Valls.
Try incorporating a modern, tropical print shirt into your wardrobe.
Wear floral prints at your own risk. If you’re a normal guy when it comes to style, avoid going all-out, super-trendy and opt instead for a mini floral print pocket square to tuck into the breast pocket of your suit or sports coat.
Making a floral print masculine is easy so long as you keep the base colors on the piece neutral – like navy, black, gray or even white, Kercher says.
Trimmer cuts, knit ties
Nordstrom’s 1901 skinny knit tie will add texture to your ensemble and comes in springtime colors including a nautical navy, blue, aqua or cognac.
At Forever 21 ( Forever21.com), printed chambray shirts, bandana prints on T-shirts and structured marbled sweatpants that can be worn with a pair of sneakers for a casual street look.