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A Conclusive Guide To Mens Spring Fashion: What To Do and What Not To Do

Posted on 03 April 2019

Everything You Need to Know About Mens Spring Fashion

Men's fashion is about much more than blazers and bowties. Although these are essential to a man's wardrobe, truly well-dressed men know how to look their best anytime, anywhere.

They have a thorough understanding of which pieces complement their features the most, and they know how to match their clothes to the latest trends. These men also understand what it means to have their own personal style and how to incorporate that into trendy looks.

If you want to master your own personal style, there's no better time like a change of season to step up your wardrobe. Use this simple men's spring fashion guide to help you better understand the do's and don'ts of men's style.

How to Effortlessly Pull Off Men's Spring Fashion

The #1 rule of fashion is that it shouldn't be difficult. Fashion is all about presenting your best self to the world, and that version is usually one who is comfortable and confident.

This being said, there are certain rules that will help you elevate your personal style. This spring, focus on the following three rules.

Learn Color Coordination

You know it's springtime when everyone's clothes start to go from dark and dreary to bright and bubbly. Ladies are quick to bust out their sundresses and floral patterns during spring, while men usually opt for pastel tones and clothing made of lighter materials.

The pastel pieces in your closet can range from baby pink to a light yellow. You may find that you look really good in a light blue shirt or maybe you like a soft purple or green-colored one.

Whatever your go-to spring pastels are, make sure you're coordinating them well.

Spring is a great time to play with different match-ups, but if you're not careful, you may find yourself leaving the house looking a little messy. Always lay your clothes out and take a good look in the mirror before deciding on an outfit. If it's hard to tell what the main color of your outfit is, you're not color coordinating correctly.

An easy way to wear a bold pastel or pattern is to pair it with a solid color top/bottom. So throw on that bright, cheery madras button down shirt on top of a classic Tan Short to have the perfect mix of fun and put-together.

Always Have a Few Neutral Tones Ready to Go

Neutral tones make color coordinating so much easier. Not to mention, they never go out of style! No matter what time of year it is, an outfit that's made of neutral tones from head to toe is sure to look good.

To liven up your spring looks, use crisp whites and sand-colored tans instead of deep brown neutrals. These pair nicely with pastel colors and they look really good together, too. For example, you can't go wrong with a light brown pair of pants and a white button-up.

Linen fabrics are classic neutral pairings, and essentials for keeping cool during the hot summer months. Try an easy breezy linen shirt for a casual dinner. Add a pop of color with your belt and you're good to go!

Dress for the Occasion

This is a great tip to keep in mind all year. Part of dressing well means dressing the part - both for casual occasions and more formal events.

You don't want to be the guy in a sports coat at brunch. But, you better make sure you have a good jacket ready to go for your cousin's wedding! This may sound simple enough, but dressing for the occasion is a critical rule of men's fashion that not everyone understands.

Before you leave the house in nice shorts and a long-sleeve t-shirt, ask yourself if you need to opt for a polo shirt or a button-up instead. Simply swapping one for the other can make a big difference in how you present yourself.

Pay close attention to your shoes, too. Wearing boat shoes instead of flip flops can instantly elevate your outfit - although, for some occasions, flip flops are the better choice.

Men's Fashion Mistakes to Avoid This Spring

No matter where you're going or what you're doing, make sure you're not committing any men's fashion crimes this spring. Here are two of the biggest don'ts of fashion to be aware of.

Mixing Too Many Patterns  

Patterned pieces are worth having in your closet all year. You may opt for a dark, warm flannel in the fall, then pull out a bold, brighter plaid shirt in the spring. This is perfectly acceptable if you know not to overdo your use of patterns.

The rule of thumb is one patterned piece is enough. If your shorts have golf greens, animals, or drinks on them, put on a single-colored shirt. If your shirt is striped or has a plaid pattern, pair it with a single-colored bottom of a matching color.

Wearing the Wrong Size

Sometimes, the difference between looking like a million bucks and a slob is the size of your clothing. There's a very fine line between wearing comfortably loose clothing and something that's oversized. And, there's also a chance you may be wearing clothing that's too tight.

The right fit makes all the difference. The next time you go shopping, don't be afraid to pick out an item that's one size up or down from what you normally wear. You may be surprised to find that this change may be what your wardrobe has been missing all along.

What's Missing From Your Wardrobe?

Speaking of what's missing from your wardrobe, take a look at your closet in its current state. Do you have pastel-colored shirts and shorts like the ones mentioned here? Are you in need of a few neutral pieces or maybe a few springtime plaids?

Whatever it is you need, you've come to the right place.

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