Update your wardrobe for spring with our men’s fashion tips. In this article, you’ll find outfit inspiration for many spring occasions. There are men’s business casual outfit ideas and looks for weekend outings and dressy date nights. You’ll also find athleisure looks comfortable and stylish enough for the gym or your next binge-watching session.
If you need business-casual looks for the office, you’re in luck. There are plenty of men’s dress shirts, pants, and other office-wear pieces in spring fabrics and hues. First, let’s talk about shirt fabrics. For spring, you need something light and easy to layer.
Supima cotton is an ideal fabric for men’s dress shirts because it’s sturdy and soft. Plus, it’s machine washable and resists fading. Look for a Supima cotton dress shirt with a no-iron finish for the easiest care. There are traditional Oxford shirts with this feature, so your work shirt is ready to hang or wear right out of the dryer. Another option is cotton poplin, which is great for warmer late-spring days and summer.
These dress shirts can be layered beneath a men’s sweater vest. Men’s blazers are also ideal for wearing over a spring dress shirt. When it comes to bottoms, you can wear men’s chinos to a casual office. Washable wool-blend dress pants are great for a more formal look for all seasons.
When it comes to your spring work wardrobe color palette, classic neutrals such as white and light blue go with everything. Add pale yellow and light pink to the mix for spring-inspired looks that you can coordinate with neckties or bow ties.
Although classic men’s dress shoes are always office-ready, you may be able to wear loafers to work. Keep the look business casual by selecting a shoe in a leather or suede material.
In our opinion, there’s nothing better than men’s polo shirts for a casual spring or summer day. There are short-sleeve and long-sleeve polos in a variety of fabrics and colors. Along with cotton mesh, there are polyester polos with performance features. As with dress shirts, consider pastel-hued polos that reflect the natural spring color palette.
Another type of spring shirt that’s good for almost every casual occasion is the T-shirt. There are men’s T-shirts in solid colors and graphic prints to suit your style. Wear one alone or under a long-sleeve button-down for a light layer of extra warmth and a ’90s vibe.
Consider shorts if you’re headed to a casual business lunch or a movie on the weekends. Knee-length khaki shorts can work for spring if it’s warm enough outside. For cooler spring days, cargo pants are a universally stylish option. Men’s jeans are another wardrobe staple you can wear for all seasons.
Men’s skinny jeans with a tee is an on-trend look for date night. If you’re going for a Western-inspired look, men’s straight-leg jeans with a checkered button-down is an option. For something dressy, layer a blazer over a dress shirt with classic-fit men’s jeans and dress shoes in leather or faux leather that matches your belt. There are a few considerations when it comes to dressing for date night. Think of the location, climate, and even time of day when choosing an outfit. For example, rugged apparel, including slip-resistant hiking boots for a day date at a hiking trail, is a must.
Some dates call for something less rustic and more elegant, although you can have both. For a wine tasting in the city, lightweight slacks and a linen shirt can look stylish and keep you cool on a warm spring day. If you have a formal date, such as at a Michelin-star restaurant or the symphony, you can’t go wrong with suit separates, a spring-hued or patterned dress shirt and a coordinating tie.
There’s plenty of men’s activewear from which to choose, whether you prefer French terry joggers or loose-fit athletic shorts. Men’s workout tops have anti-odor finishes in light, breathable fabrics. If you want a casual outfit for running around town or stopping by your favorite casual watering hole, men’s sweatpants and a graphic T-shirt with athletic shoes is a spring-ready look. Men’s hoodies can work for spring, too, especially on cooler days.
We’ve already talked about neckties, so let’s discuss a few other types of men’s accessories. The bag you carry is practical, sure. But it can also be stylish, especially when you match it to your shoes and belt. For the gym, grab a backpack that suits your personal style. Men can also accessorize with cuff links and money clips—especially with formal outfits.
Men have plenty of spring fashion options from which to choose. Experiment with different apparel pairings to find outfits that fit every occasion.