Spring is the perfect time to experiment with a new wardrobe and cast aside those heavy knits and dark coats that epitomise winter. It can also be a time of changeable and unpredictable weather however, so the key to looking great and feeling comfortable is making the right choices when shopping for spring clothing. To help you step into the new season with confidence, here are some top tips on choosing spring clothes for men and women.
The first sign of daffodils and lighter evenings might have you reaching for the shorts and sleeveless tops but remember, this is Britain and when it comes to the weather, anything goes. Possibly the best advice of all to get you through spring is to find a versatile and waterproof coat. You’ll probably be too warm in the heavily padded, lined coats you’ve been wearing all winter, but at the same time, spring can be chilly and you’ll want something to keep out the draughts and showers. So, choose a lightweight coat with waterproof or shower resistant properties and a built in hood.
For the ultimate in spring preparation, invest in a good umbrella and you’ll never be caught out in a downpour. The folding kind is the easiest to carry around with you and with so many colours and designs to choose from, you can really make a spring fashion statement with your choice of brolly.
Layer up your spring clothing
The power of layers cannot be underestimated in spring and it’s the perfect opportunity to mix and match both your summer and winter wardrobe to create a style that befits the season. When choosing new spring clothes for women and men you cannot go wrong with a gilet. Made from comfortable and warm fleece material, they are versatile items that can be worn on top of long or short sleeved t-shirts, shirts or vests to warm up the body’s core.
You can buy gilets and fleeces in a wide variety of styles and colours – including full zip or half zip fleeces and reversible gilets – which makes them easy to coordinate with a number of outfits. They can also be worn under your trusty spring coat for an extra layer of warmth during outdoor activities.
Choose wardrobe staples
By selecting a few wardrobe staples you’ll be surprised at how well you can sail through the new season by putting together a variety of looks using the same core items.
Men can’t go far wrong in picking a decent pair of jeans or chinos, which can be dressed up or down to suit the occasion. Jeans can be turned up and worn with deck shoes for a casual occasion, or smartened up with a shirt and boots for a spring evening out.
Women will find jeans, chinos or trousers, particularly in cropped varieties, work really well for a multitude of spring occasions and can be worn with flats and a t-shirt for everyday use or dressed up with heels and a blouse for evening gatherings. Now is also the perfect time to invest in a dress or two to take you from spring into summer. Choose pastel colours, floral designs and light weight fabrics to show off your seasonal style and you can always wear tights in the cooler weather and team with a lightweight jacket, throw or bolero for a more formal look.
Accessories can form a big part of your spring wardrobe, helping you to not only bring together the perfect outfit, but also adding that bit of warmth you might need on a cool spring evening.
Some of the go-to accessories you should have in your wardrobe include:
- Scarves – think pretty silk patterned scarves for her and lightweight and colourful cashmere scarves for him.
- Belts – show off your trousers with a colourful belt or finalise a formal outfit with a leather belt or coloured braces.
- Hats – men can try a trilby, panama or tweed cap and women a fedora for a summer occasion or a baseball cap for a casual walk in the park.
- Sunglasses – not only a great fashion accessory but also vital to help protect your eyes from the sun’s rays, a good pair of sunglasses will see you through the spring and summer, just always use a storage pouch or case to protect them and keep them on your head or in a bag when not in use so you don’t lose them!
If you are searching for spring clothes for men and women from outdoor clothing to umbrellas, spring dresses to sunglasses you can visit roxtons.co.uk.