It's sunny, mild and you think Spring might finally be here. The next day its snowing and you feel Mother Nature needs to take some lithium for her Bipolar Disorder.
Welcome to Wring (winter-spring). Unless you are an avid shopper, I'm willing to bet you are tired of wearing the same clothes you've been wearing the last 5+ months. However, Spring isn't quite here and you don't want to buy winter clothes you can't wear after Spring makes her big entrance.
A common question from our Hendricks Park clients is "What can I buy this time of year to get out of the rut?" My answer is: Jeans, Jackets, Shirts & Accessories.
Jeans. Buy a new pair or two right now. Adding these into your wardrobe rotation will be a big pick-me-up and help old outfits feel new again. (Jeans Left to Right: Agave Leukadia Flex in Dark Gringo, Citizens For Humanity Sid in Pacific Ocean and AG Jeans The Protege-Jack)
Jackets. Until it heats up above 80 degrees, stylish jackets take a daily role in a well dressed man's wardrobe. Jackets are great layering pieces to throw over a sweater, shirt, polo or T. A nice jacket can turn a standard outfit into stylish-in seconds. This is also the time of year when leather jackets make a big presence in the trend watch so if you don't have an updated leather jacket, this is a great time to get one and wear it. (Jackets Top Row: Schneider's of Austria, Zachary Prell, Gimo's; Bottom Row: NAU, Wellensteyn)
Shirts. It's a great time to buy new shirts as fresh colors and patterns emerge on the market. You can layer them under sweaters and jackets on cold days and wear them on their own with the sleeves rolled up as the weather warms up. (Shirts -clockwise from top left- Scott James, Bogosse, Zachary Prell, Eton, Jeremy Argyle)
Accessories. The apps on your mobile device are part of what make it special and fun. The accessories in your wardrobe function in the same way. A new "app" in your wardrobe such as a hip belt, new shoes, or even some fun socks can be a worthy addition this time of year. (Accessories: Auri suede oxford, Storm of London Duotec limited edition watch, Pantherella socks, WILL Vintage Military belt, Philippe Model Forato leather sneaker).
Don't let the weather wring you into a rut. Upgrade your wardrobe now to help keep you in style regardless of what mood Mother Nature is in today.
Founder & CEO, Hendricks Park