10 menswear essentials you need for spring

Apr 23 2021, 9:00 am

Warmer days are upon us and that means spring fashion is officially here.

In-between seasons where it’s not as cold but also not considered “hot,” it’s the perfect time to transition out of the heavy outwear and experiment with some exciting new pieces.

For those looking for a wardrobe refresh, it’s out with the coats and puffer jackets and in with the lighter layers, a little more colour and a lot more flare.

But with so many options to choose from, it can be easy to get overwhelmed. To get you ready, we rounded up 10 menswear essentials that are not only on trend for the upcoming season, but are staple pieces to have in putting together a stylish outfit for spring.

Overshirts

COS Relaxed Overshirt

Don’t count out layering for spring! On those cloudy days, an overshirt or “shacket” if you will, is the perfect mid-weight piece to provide some extra warmth without the bulk of a coat.

Shop via: cosstores.com (CAD $123)

Side Bags

Taikan Sukhoi Bag

Warmer weather means you’ll be spending a bit more time outdoors and you’re going to need a stylish carry-on for your (socially distanced) outings. Whether it’s a sacoche, tote bag or shoulder pouch, accessorizing is always key.

Shop via: taikaneverything.com (CAD $64.99)

Trucker Hats

Arch’teryx Trucker Hat

It’s unfortunately time to set away the toques and make way for some new headwear. With the added ventilation, trucker hats in particular are a great accessory to have in providing functionality and style.

Shop via: arcteryx.com (CAD $45)

Camp Collar Shirts

Bather Tie Dye Camp Shirt

On days where you want to step it up a notch, a flow-y, camp collar shirt is the way to go. Often boasting patterns or featuring vibrant colours, it’s a great top to consider when you want to add some flare.

Shop via: bather.com (CAD $140)

Fatigue Pants

Gap Utility Pants

The wide-leg trouser is very underrated. If you’re not a shorts guy, a relaxed pair of lightweight workwear trousers are great not only to switch up the proportions but a good option to have when you still want to wear long pants.

Shop via: gapcanada.ca (CAD $55)

Loafers

G.H. BASS & CO. Leather Penny Loafers

Leave your sneaker comfort zone and give loafers a try this season. Sophisticated and unique, here’s a style tip: Think vintage tee, light-washed jeans, no socks and a pair of these and you’re good to go.

Shop via: ghbass.com (CAD $175.80)

Vests

Stussy Vest

If you still want to layer in the hotter months, vests are a great option. These days, you’ll see many variations whether it’s a quilted liner, fleece or even tactical mesh. What all of them have in common is that it will add a new dimension to your outfit.

Shop via: stussy.com (CAD $130)

Light-washed Denim

LEVI’S Blue 501 ’93 Straight Jeans

There’s something about light-washed denim that screams spring and summer. Choosing a slim-straight pair will provide you with a relaxed fit that is versatile enough for you to switch between different footwear.

Shop via: ssense.com (CAD $120)

White Tee

Uniqlo T-shirt

A solid white t-shirt is often just what you need. Technically, we would say its an all season essential but something about a pristine t-shirt just hits different in the spring and summer months.

Shop via: uniqlo.com (CAD $12.90)

Track Pants

Reigning Champ Track Pants

Last but certainly not least, a pair of relaxed and breathable track pants are a great alternative to shorts when you still want to wear long pants but also looking to channel an athleisure aesthetic.

Shop via: reigningchamp.com (CAD $160)

Looking for more fashion inspiration for the fall season? Check out Daily Hive Style on Instagram.

Matt LamMatt Lam

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