Get ready for spring with a wardrobe refresh. In this article, you’ll find the top menswear trends and some time-honored classics for spring 2023. We’ve also included details about putting together a capsule wardrobe for spring. With the right menswear staples, you can create many outfits from a modest-sized clothing collection.
Stay on-trend this spring with preppy apparel with an ’80s-inspired look. Low-top white athletic shoes are a classic preppy staple mentioned by GQ as a spring trend, and we agree they’re a must-have. You can wear them with everything from chino pants and jeans to your favorite men’s shorts on warmer spring days.
Another spring staple of the preppy look that you can adapt to business-casual outfits is the polo shirt. Men’s polo shirts come in cotton, polyester, and performance fabric blends, and they’re available in many colors to complement the rest of your wardrobe.
There are multiple ways to layer your polo shirt. A polo adds polish to a men’s sweater in a crewneck pullover style, or you can wear one with a sweater that’s tied casually around the neck. You can even wear one under a denim jacket for a truly retro style.
Button-down shirts are another staple of preppy menswear. For spring, men’s Oxford shirts are always a classic choice. They’re good for year-round wear as part of your professional wardrobe. One on-trend style this spring is the striped button-down. Wear one with a men’s blazer or sports jacket in a coordinating hue, with men’s dress pants or a semi-dressy chino style.
Call it the Yellowstone effect—country and ranchcore looks are on-trend for spring. Western-inspired apparel is everywhere, and the trend shows no signs of slowing. It’s adaptable to all seasons, including spring, and can be easily modified to fit your lifestyle and fashion preferences.
Men’s jeans in a fitted straight-leg style with boots are a must to achieve this look. Top these wardrobe essentials with a flannel or simple T-shirt in a neutral hue, black or white, depending on the weather. Flannel shirts can be tucked in and accessorized with a Western belt to complete the look. Denim jackets are a practical enhancement for the Western style, although if you’re going to the office you can trade your jean jacket for a blazer.
In the ’90s, relaxed-fit jeans were all the rage. Now they’re back, along with various other trends from the ’80s and ’90s. For this menswear look, choose relaxed-fit jeans in your favorite wash. Faded washes have a vintage appeal, although classic black goes with everything.
Relaxed-fit jeans can be worn with men’s T-shirts layered under long-sleeve button-downs—worn unbuttoned and untucked, of course—for an authentic ’90s look that’s currently trending. Combine dressy and casual fashion elements by wearing jeans with a dress shirt or a cashmere sweater.
One trend that never went out of fashion is men’s cargo pants. They have plenty of pockets for holding small essentials and a relaxed, roomy fit that goes with men’s T-shirts, button-downs, and even various sweater styles. You could wear khaki cargos with a men’s V-neck sweater in a classic pullover style. Or pair a men’s fleece quarter-zip sweater with these versatile bottoms. There aren’t many men’s shirts that don’t work with cargo pants, so experiment with different top and bottom pairings to find your favorite styles.
Once upon a time, athletic wear was for working out only. Today, it’s a top trend that you can wear to the gym, the store or the latest hot spot on date night. Modern athletic wear comes in sizes to fit every body and has a more structured look than in the past. For example, men’s joggers in French terry check all the boxes when it comes to comfort, easy care, structure and attention to detail.
Men’s sweatpants are similar to joggers without ribbed cuffs. They come in various sizes and styles, including fleece-lined for cold spring days. The monochromatic look is big for spring 2023, which makes it easy to put an outfit together. The previously profiled white sneakers can be worn with white sweats for a look we think is up-to-the-minute. Or contrast top and bottom colors for a bold color-block look with plenty of trend appeal.
These pieces and others can be part of your men’s spring capsule wardrobe. A capsule wardrobe is a collection of clothing you can mix and match to create multiple looks. Although there aren’t any rules, a typical capsule wardrobe might consist of khaki men’s chinos, black dress pants, neutral-hued sweats, white, black, and gray T-shirts, a neutral blazer and a few neutral pairs of shoes.
You can add pops of color to your capsule wardrobe with vibrant shirts and accessories, such as men’s ties. Use our spring fashion trend picks to create a wardrobe that works best for you.