Too often we focus on only the negative parts of our life and forget to appreciate the beauty and kindness around us. This year we will allow ourselves to be amazed by the wonder of the arrival of spring. The darkness of winter is softly taken away by the warm spring sun and, although it happens every year, it is lovely to behold.
Not only does nature seize the opportunity to make the forests green and our parks bloom, but we can change our heavy winter wardrobe out for lighter colours and fabrics.
Here are four looks inspired by spring that you can put together from your wardrobe or with a small investment in quality clothes.
THE SIMPLEST SOLUTION IS OFTEN THE BEST
The first look for spring stays in the light natural tones of leather, linen and cotton. With a pair of beautiful tailored trousers in a light colour, you can wear a simple polo and be elegant for any occasion.
You can add a touch of personality with an elaborately cut monk strap in a light colour.
Wingtip Single Monkstrap Tan - 3DM Lifestyle
Paul Cotton and Modal-Blend Piqué Polo Shirt - NN07 - MrPorter.com
Light Brown Pleated Brentwood - SuitSupply.com
RUGGED COUNTRY ELEGANCE
Few looks are more sophisticated than those inspired by the utilitarian elegance of the country side.
Here the field jacket would be a pleasure to wear almost every day in spring and to take it off and enjoy a bit of sun between two clouds while wearing a light linen shirt. To round off this casual chic look, a comfortable suede loafer will do the trick.
Belgian Saddle Loafers Tan Suede - 3DM Lifestyle
Linen Field Jacket - thomsweeney.com
Andre Garment-Dyed Linen Shirt - Loro Piana - MrPorter.com
When you are lucky enough to be invited to a spring wedding, you can of course wear the standard navy or grey suit. However, if you want to take your spring style to the next level, you can wear a light beige fabric to stand out elegantly.
SuitSupply has great quality suits for an affordable price and with a minimal polo shirt and beautiful shoes, you will be good to go.
Venetian Loafer Cognac - 3DM Lifestyle
Light Brown Havana Suit - suitsupply.com
Tailoring does not need to be conservative, it can be comfortable and cool. Two brands that embody this new wave of quality fashion is Thom Browne and Paul Smith.
Start with your favourite leather loafer and work your way upwards to a great look.
The tailored trousers with the signature Thom Browne stripes show that you take an interest in fashion and the classic Paul Smith blazer has the necessities of spring tailoring to make it cool with its patch pockets and unlined construction.
Lorenzo Leather Loafers - 3DM Lifestyle
Unstructured Wool and Cashmere-Blend Blazer - Paul Smith - MrPorter.com
Striped Wool Trousers - Thom Browne - MrPorter.com