WE DON’T MIND ADMITTING THAT AT THE FIRST SIGN OF BLUE SKIES, THE HIS & HERS TEAM CAN BE FOUND DAYDREAMING ABOUT THE START OF SUMMER (WHICH OFFICIALLY BEGINS ON 21ST JUNE, AHEM, NOT THAT WE’RE OBSESSIVELY COUNTING DOWN THE DAYS OR ANYTHING).
In the meantime, we’re ditching heavy winter coats in favour of lighter alternatives and keeping our sunglasses to hand in the hope that we’ll need them.
If you’re thinking of treating yourself to some menswear essentials this month, here are our top tips for nailing trans-seasonal style.
It’s all about the jacket!
Given this spring’s variable temperatures (and by ‘variable’ we mostly mean: cold so far) finding a jacket that’s warm enough to see you into summer in style, and which you’ll still want to wear as the sun sets throughout summer, is a must.
The biggest trend of 2017/18, the puffer jacket, isn’t going anywhere, but we’d recommend putting your own stamp on the trend by choosing a refined version, like this selection from Belstaff. They’re smart, stylish, lightweight, warming and perfect for throwing into your case for a last-minute mini-break without worrying about creasing.
Invest in some stylish sunglasses
We know the sun may not be blazing down on us yet, but it’s still important to protect your eyes from UV rays. As UV damage can contribute to loss of vision as we get older, it’s well worth investing in some sunglasses you love – just make sure they block 99 to 100% of both UVA and UVB rays. And stocking up on some decent sun-block while you’re at it is always money well spent.
We know it’s a cliché, but it’s worth owning a decent umbrella
Admittedly, no-one really gets excited about going umbrella shopping, but it’s genuinely worth owning a decent umbrella – just think of the former President Barack Obama sheltering his wife, Michelle, when only he had an umbrella. Now that’s a good look for anyone!
While we’re waiting for summer to arrive, layering will be your friend – trust us on this!
Winter dressing is simple. Essentially, if we can find a way to keep our bodies at the same temperature they were when happily slumbering under the duvet, we will, even if that means wearing something that looks a little like a duvet on occasion!
However, at this time of year, the outside temperature when you’re dressing for work in the morning may bear little resemblance to the temperature when you’re venturing outdoors for lunch. This is where wearing several light layers really comes into its own, ensuring that you’re not shivering or perspiring your way through the day, having seriously misjudged the weather!
For more features on our top wardrobe picks, please pay a visit to our fashion page.