Spring is here – time to break out the colorful chinos.
Try to avoid the predictable (like loud red) and anything bright neon. Look for faded pastel shades of unexpected colors.
Here’s three examples to get the ideas flowing.
1. Mellow Yellow
I like to keep it simple in the Spring, and use color to make an outfit fresh.
A great combination for this time of year: cobalt blue, cognac brown, and yellow. But not bright school bus yellow. A dustier, faded yellow.
I’m a huge fan of the denim jacket, but I love to switch things up. This lightweight vintage zip-up is a great replacement for the Spring/Summer.
I’m also a big fan of band-collar shirts, especially in warmer weather. Dan cut the collar off this old Banana Republic shirt and replaced it with a white neckband. Then I stole it from the TSB styling closet.
And I can’t go a post without saying it. Time and time again, visit your local vintage stores… I picked up these brown loafers (which I desperately needed in my rotation), shined them up a little bit and now they’ve become a go-to.
- Lightweight jacket Vintage
- White band collar shirt (altered) by Banana Republic
- Brown Leather Belt by Banana Republic
- Yellow chinos by 7 For All Mankind
- Leather penny loafers by Cole Hann (Vintage)