13 Spring Staples That Will Thaw Out Your Closet

Your Spring Wardrobe in 13 Pieces

13 Spring Staples That Will Thaw Out Your Closet

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By this time of year, we start to notice the sun is setting a little later and the days are feeling a little warmer. Ah yes, spring. The springtime season is upon us and whether it’s brisk or balmy, our wardrobe requirements will inevitably change. 

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Spring is when those pieces from your winter self join the pieces of your summer self in handsome harmony. But what if you don’t have those stylish pieces that play well together? That’s why we’re here. To help find the new staples to bridge the gap between hot and cold. We have 11 perfect items to round out your spring wardrobe flawlessly.


Best T-Shirt for Spring


General Issue S/S Tee

General Issue S/S Tee

If it were just for the higher cut armhole and a shirttail hem, this T-shirt would stand out among the crowded tee game of today, but add to that the fact that it’s a preshrunk, soft, sturdy cotton-cashmere blend and you have our favorite tee of the season.
$85 at ShopGeneralIssue.com


Best Chambray Shirt for Men


Goodthreads Slim Chambray Shirt

Goodthreads Slim-Fit Chambray Shirt

Chambray shirts are great anytime of year, but spring is when they can really shine. Throw one over anything as a lightweight addition or wear under your go-to sweatshirt and you have a layering piece that fits any outfit, anytime. 
From $14.95 at Amazon.com


Best Sweater for Spring


H&M Fine Knit Sweater

H&M Fine Knit Sweater

Whereas we can always get behind a classic Breton stripe, this spring we’re endorsing a more retro style with this take on the collegiate stripe from H&M. In a fine-knit, 100 percent cotton, this adds an easy layer of warmth when it’s needed and looks great draped over your shoulders when it’s not. 
$29.99 at HM.com


Best Spring Chinos


Dockers Retro Pleated Pants

Dockers Retro Pleated Pants

What’s old is new again, right? Docker’s thinks so, and it’s setting out to prove it with the launch of the aptly named Retro Collection. From classic logo tees to exact replicas of popular 1980s styles, these chinos are a take on the pleated pants of yesteryear, but with a fit that is all today.  
$79 at Dockers.com


Best Spring Sneakers


Greats Royale High Sneakers

Greats Royale High Sneakers

White sneakers will always be an essential in our wardrobes, no matter the season. But this spring, we are really feeling this high top version of the iconic Royale style from Greats — the Brooklyn-born and Italian-made sneaker brand that drops luxury styles but at an attainable price.  
$199 at Greats.com


Best Sunglasses for Spring


Garrett Leight “Lovers” Sunglasses

Garrett Leight "Lovers" Sunglasses

Can you grab your old school aviators and call it a day? Sure. But why not up the ante a bit and opt for this equally as flattering shape instead? Garrett Leight designs evoke dashing old Hollywood style and judging by the number of celebrities who are fans — Brad Pitt, Joaquin Phoenix, Taron Egerton — they evoke new Hollywood style as well. 
$335 at MrPorter.com


Best Polo Shirt for Spring


Todd Snyder Cotton Silk Polo

Todd Snyder Mesh Tricolor Cotton Silk Polo Sweater

Another piqué polo? Not this time. Instead, we endorse this part silk, part cotton configuration from Todd Snyder. Bold enough to push some boundaries, but sophisticated enough not to cross them pair it with a martini or a mai tai and you’re ready for the season.  
$248 at ToddSnyder.com


Best Button Front Shirt for Spring


UNTUCKit Wrinkle-Free Shirt

UNTUCKit Wrinkle-Free Las Cases Shirt

There is something about a crisp white button front shirt that just gets us excited for warmer weather. Popping this on with jeans or chinos just feels right once the days are longer. It’s clean, it’s cool, it’s classic. Even better, this one from UNTUCKit washes easily and won’t wrinkle. 
$99 at UntuckIt.com


Best Spring Sweatshirt


Amazon Essentials Sweatshirt

Amazon Essentials Crewneck Fleece Sweatshirt

If there is ever a time to infuse bold colors into your wardrobe, it’s spring. Red has become such a popular color of late it actually works well as its own version of a neutral. Don’t believe us? Try this tomato hued crewneck from Amazon Essentials with your jeans, your chinos, your camo cargos — it will work every time. 
From $8.99 at Amazon.com


Best Jeans for Spring


Levi’s Vintage Clothing 517 Boot Cut Jeans

Levi’s Vintage Clothing 517 Boot Cut Jeans

Not every man was built for skinny jeans (sorry guys). Thankfully there are plenty of other styles to choose from. Levi’s Vintage Clothing collection has reissued the 517 bootcut, and we’re big fans of the surprisingly flattering fit.
$198 at Levi.com


Best Spring Boots


Clarks Wallabee Boot

Clarks Wallabee Boot

The iconic Wallabee from Clarks isn’t anything new, but it’s having a renaissance thanks to collabs with Todd Snyder, Neighborhood, Supreme and most recently, October’s Very Own. With the soft suede upper and crepe sole, we’d be fans of these shoes regardless, but now that we know all the cool kids are wearing them? We’ll take multiple pairs. 
$140 at ClarksUSA.com


Best Raincoat for Spring


Best Made The Mac Coat

Best Made The Mac Coat

“Every good looking man needs a good looking Mac Coat.” If that’s not already a saying, it is now. The Mac style dates back to 1824, when Charles Mackintosh invented the first ever “waterproof” coat. This streamlined and stylish iteration from Best Made Co. is constructed from densely woven Japanese “weathercloth” with a durable water repellent finish. It looks great with anything. Seriously — anything.  
$498 at BestMadeCo.com


Best Rainboots for Spring


Hunter Play Short Rain Boots

Hunter Original Play Short Rain Boots

There was a time when April showers brough May flowers, but these days, rain can happen anytime of year. However, spring is still when the downpours can be their most colossal. Combat them in style with these fun, festive boots that will make even the rainiest spring days a little more colorful. 
$95 at Hunter.com

All this may not cover everything you’ll need to do this spring, but if you have these stylish essentials, you’ll be set for just about anything the warming weather will throw your way.

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