The official start of spring might still be about a month away, but it's not too soon to start crafting a weather ready bag of looks made for warmer days and nights. Whether you’re shopping for an upcoming vacation, staycation, BAEcation, or you’re just ready to update your look, here are a few spring-ready wardrobe essentials you should cop.
1. The Polo
No matter the color or pattern, consider the polo a spring standard. Paired with a casual pant and loafers or dark denim and a simple sneaker, you can dress it up or down for any occasion. For more mileage, you can even pair it with a suit for a casual warm weather look. Pro tip: For a throwback vibe, don't be afraid to go for a banded bottom polo – which can camouflage some of winter weight you’re trying to shed.
2. The Sneaker
After months of stepping out boots and brogues, it’s time to truly step into the season in a lighter, brighter option. From minimalist all white to a vividly hued trainer, a spring-ready sneaker offers not only comfort, but a slick way to step right into summer. Brands like Nike, Puma, and New Balance offer a variety of styles and colorways to suit your fancy and budget. From running errands to running through the airport, a go-anywhere sneaker is worth adding to your cart.
3. The Pant
Heavy sweats are like a second skin during the colder months, but a slim cut chino or khaki is made for spring. Rocked with a polo, a crisp tee, or even a tank by season's end, the pant gives you a somewhat dressier alternative to joggers and jeans that channels a boss feel even when your out of office message is set. For a seasonal take, don't be afraid to go bolder with a pastel or vivid primary colored option. For a pair flexible enough to take you from brunch to time with your boys, make sure to choose a pair with stretch technology that fits your fresh and moves with you.
4. The Jacket
One of the best parts about spring days – especially while on vacation – is the opportunity to leave cumbersome coats and chunky sweaters at home. Instead, opt for a lightweight bomber or a classic denim jacket that adds structure to your look without adding heft. Either over a polo, button-down, or your favorite graphic tee, the lightweight jacket choice pulls any look together and offers some defense against a lingering chill or mother nature's moodiness.
When it comes to adding each of these items to your closet this spring, remember to enjoy the process and to focus on quality pieces that fit AND feel good. Now that we’ve highlighted a few of our spring picks, here’s hoping your ‘fits weather one of mother nature's most finicky seasons.