Spring 2012 fashion for men should be about color and comfort. Here are ten Spring 2012 style essentials for sophisticated gentlemen that want to own the cooler temperatures.
1. SOLID COLOR BLAZER
While there is no longer a need for a donning a winter coat, you should still keep a light jacket handy. The weather will vary from warm to very cool so always be prepared. With a navy blue blazer you have a color that pretty much goes with anything and if it really gets hot you can roll up the sleeves without sacrificing the look.
2. CHECKERED BUTTON UP SHIRT
The checkered shirt is now a very popular item now and with good reason. You can take it to from casual to business in a heartbeat and vice versa. I suggest going for a red, yellow, pink or green to break up any dark colors in your outfit.
3. CHINO PANTS
Another classic item that should be implemented into your Spring 2012 fashion portfolio. Don’t be scared of color, this is what will separate you from the rest of the pack.
4. BLUE JEANS
Nothing feels better to me fashion wise than finding a great pair of jeans. No matter where you go you’ll get plenty of options, but stick with a nice stone wash and some subtle fading for some character.
5. SILK SCARF
Scarves and pocket squares are very much the go to finishing touches for men in 2012. For Spring 2012 go for a silk or satin scarf to add a touch of flair and bring the entire look together.
6. OVAL SUNGLASSES
What is Spring without sunglasses? Not much fun in my opinion. While I am an admitted aviator frame fanatic, oval shaped sunglasses are synonymous with Spring 2012. These limited edition Steve McQueen Persol Sunglasses are everything. It’s as simple as that gentleman.
7. BRIEFCASE / PORTFOLIO CARRY
Leave the man bag at home and stay light with a slim briefcase / portfolio profile.
8. NYLON STRAP WATCHES
Another recent trend that I fully support are nylon strap watches. These pieces are a combination of prep and casual. With an assortment of color combinations readily available, it will be easy for you to find a watch that identifies with your own personal style.
9. DRIVER SHOE
The driver shoe is such a big deal. For Spring I suggest stocking up on multiple pairs as you can’t go wrong with the driver. It’s a bold style option without being too loud. Plus if you’re a no socks man than you’ll feel right at home with these.
Regardless of the season the most important style essential is confidence. Believe in yourself and others will follow suit. Don’t let the clothes wear you. Create a moment everyday and you won’t loose.