Expert Advice: How To Dress For Spring
Style + Utility
Menswear blogger Ben Heath shares his style advice for spring
Spring sunshine is the perfect time of year for a stroll outdoors or, if you’re me, spending hours watching live sports outdoors.
The latest collection from Timberland offers adaptable men’s fashion with their signature style; think outdoorsman meets city dweller. It suits me down to a tee as I like to dress smartly but spend plenty of time outdoors.
I particularly like this look because it demonstrates how to use layers effectively. It keeps a strong sense of style while giving the versatility to explore the great outdoors. I’m based in the urban sprawl of London, but you could take this look anywhere.
For shoes, these Naples Trail Textured Leather Oxfords combine smart men’s style with utility. They’re ideal for a stroll along the water’s edge followed by a few al fresco drinks with friends deep in the heart of the city.
I’ve paired them with my favorite pair of chinos. Chinos are great because they look smarter than a pair of jeans and these Squam Lake Twill Chinos are soft and have a tailored look. I particularly like the lighter shade on this pair – they complement the outfit and can be worn well into the evening or night.
I paired my chinos with a classic check shirt in order to keep the look versatile and effortless. A formal shirt isn’t the best option here, so I’ve chosen this Mystic River Slim Fit Check Shirt; lightweight enough to wear once the sun comes out, but also very stylish. The bright blue color adds a touch of contrast to the look, too.
Completing the outfit is the Kibby Mountain Hooded Bomber in yellow which adds a bit of color to the outfit. I love the lightweight feel of this waterproof jacket – it’s perfect for outdoor exploration, but not too heavy to carry once you make your way into warmer pastures.
Spring weather can be temperamental, but with a good number of layers, a lightweight waterproof jacket and the right shoes, you don’t have to sacrifice style while protecting yourself from the elements.