– By Khahlil Louisy
It’s neither terribly hot nor is it brutally cold. Some might say that this is what perfect weather looks like. Let’s hope that’s a constant. Spring is here and it is the right time to break out all the dapper looks that you’ve been preserving during the brutal winter months. But as the weather is neither here nor there, it makes dressing a bit tricky, because the temperature can go from warm and balmy to cold in a couple of hours. Here is a look that is versatile enough to accommodate minor temperature changes and is neither strictly for the day, nor can it be considered entirely evening. This versatility allows the wearer to transition in the most seamless fashion from day activities into the night, without worry.
This Limited Edition Knit blazer from Massimo Dutti isn’t the traditional blazer that we’ve come to expect, it is far more relaxed and comfortable, made from 100% cotton and features large external pockets. The sleeves can be scrunched up for a casual, cool look or worn down for a more elegant appearance. Massimo Dutti Limited Edition Knit Blazer: $110
You don’t need a long-sleeved shirt under your blazer to look put-together. A nice shirt like this short-sleeved, “sweater-shirt” as I like to call it, works brilliantly. The colored bands on the lining of the sleeves and base of the shirt is a nice touch, in the event that it gets very warm and you need to take off the blazer… or to give it to someone else, if they’re cold.Massimo Dutti Sweater-Shirt with Contrasting Details: $54.50
Nothing says classic good taste, like a pair of checked trousers. These linen and wool blend trousers will block gusts of cool wind from hitting your shins, but are also light enough for spring temperatures, preventing overheating. The brown color of these trousers is a nice contrast to the lighter-colored blazer and t-shirt, yet compliments them perfectly.
Tying the entire look together and giving the feel of casual elegance are these leather-trimmed suede and mesh sneakers from Tod’s. They’re comfortable and have the right amount of detail to elevate the casual look of sneakers into something a bit more refined. Tod’s Leather and Suede Mesh Sneakers: $575