Style Cheat Code: How To Rebuild Your Wardrobe This Spring

By: Isaac Breese

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If you’re like me you probably have to go spring shopping because there’s nothing in your closet besides winter and fall fits.

And for months you’ve been waiting for the warm weather to get here all but now that it’s finally here you need it to hold off for a few more days to get your wardrobe in order. And unless you want to be naked because it’s too hot for boots and a sweater you’re going to need some spring clothes.

But how what can you possibly find something stylish and comfortable without breaking the bank on a new wardrobe?

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Leg room

Let’s start with your bottoms.

I know you might love your skinny jeans but at 70 degrees Fahrenheit your legs won’t appreciate the level of discomfort. And those chinos? Yea ditch those too, you won’t be needing them this spring.

Instead grab a relaxed pant. And when I say relaxed I mean lazy boy relaxed as in carpenter pants, work pants, roomy pleated trousers.

This spring everything is about being stylish and being comfortable. You can always wear shorts but if you’ve skipped leg day all winter you might want to reconsider.

With a relaxed pant you can always count on max style and comfort. Just wear nice shirt and let your pants do the rest. 

But how should I buy a relaxed pant?

Easy. Find something that’s roomy in the thigh and tappers down at the ankle. You’ll probably want something in a lighter hue or earth tones like a khaki, stone or olive. 

Here are some great options:

Engineered Garments painter pants

Engineered Garments painter pants $276 from Bodega
UO relaxed work pant
UO Relaxed Work Pant $59 from Urban Outfitters
Carhartt  WIP ruck single knee pant
Carhartt WIP ruck single knee pant $128 from Carhartt

Better button up

Camp collar shirts are back but with a twist. Normally you see a bright button down or some type of over-sized Hawaiian shirt but that’s not what’s going on here. What I’m talking about is 60s esque. 

As in bold nostalgia that’s earns you respect from the old heads but still gets you a seat at the cool table.

This spring, try something in bold prints or stripes. Trust me they a go a little farther than yellow.

“But what if I’m not a button down kind of guy?”

No problem, oversized t-shirts work fine too. They’re roomy, simple and can be a statement piece as well. If you’re on a budget Uniqlo has some great tees for less than $30.

pin-up camp shirt
Pin-up Camp Shirt $245 from David Hart
Short Sleeve Engineered Cabana Stripe Shirt
Engineered Cabana Stripe Shirt $158 from Todd Snyder
short-sleeve printed rayon camp-collar shirt : men short sleeve shirts, right side, view zoomed
Printed Rayon Camp-Collar Shirt $75 from J Crew

Kicks

I’ve always been a fan of the all white kicks and have no doubt promoted them in the past given their simplistic style and versatility. 

But this spring I’m taking a slightly different route; keep the base white but add a splash of color.

Just a plain white shoe is a bit boring–it’s too safe, too stale. Try something with a little more character. Something with some stripes, prints or, if it has to be all white, shoe that has a really cool design.

Nike Jogger Shoes $130 from Adidas
LXCON Shoes Cloud White / Active Blue / Core Black DB3528
LXCON $120 from Adidas
Dellow Suede Sand $115 from Stepney Workers Club

Bling Bling

If there’s one thing you must have it’s jewelry. And not just a chain—you’re more sophisticated than that. Let’s think outside the box here and grab something that’s less about the bling and more about the details.

This spring we’re downsizing. We’re going all in on the details. The small stuff. They jewelry that becomes a conversation starter.

But don’t go crazy and go for gold everything; mix it up.

Grab a silver chain with a gold charm or pick up some rose gold rings and a gold cuff. 

Fortuna Necklace Sterling Silver 14k Gold $750 from Miansai
Cuff, Matte Brass $75 from Miansai
Signet Ring, Sterling 14k Matte Gold $295 from Miansai
Sterling Silver Signet Ring W/ Turquoise Stone $210 from Degs & Sal

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