As we move further away from winter and summer is almost within sight, the weather is in that space where it is usually too hot for cold-weather clothing but not yet warm enough for hot-weather gear. We all need outfits that we can wear for the cool-to-warm days of spring and early summer.In these months there are diverse moods and occasions that we have longed for since the onset of winter. Many of them are outdoor activities we have missed during our hibernation period. So don’t break out your linens and seersuckers yet. Look instead for items that will keep you comfortable and looking good while catching the mood on a cool spring day, through a light shower, amid an occasional breeze, and in a burst of afternoon sunshine.
Taking a stroll
Fancy a hike?
A time for play and a time to work
If you are in business meetings, a dress made of cotton or a polyester-blend one will keep you looking classy and also help you keep your cool during difficult negotiations. Meanwhile, the classic blouse and skirt combination is practical and attractive in almost every work situation. Because spring weather can be fickle, it’s clever to pack a hoodie or poncho in your bag, in case of wind or rain.
For men, spring also offers many workwear options. Naturally, cotton button-up shirts are must-haves in your wardrobe. So is a jacket, but sometimes a fully lined jacket with canvas structuring and shoulder pads can feel like a bit much. One alternative is a light jacket that can be worn for formal or informal occasions. Another is a loose fit-style blazer that dispenses with lining and structure, giving it a laid-back look and feel that is a world away from your father’s blazers.