Whether you believe in climate change or not, it’s clear the weather has gone slightly barmy. In fact, in the UK, it was unseasonably balmy in February, too. You might need shorts and ski trousers to hand.
Have you ever had one of those moments when you’ve seriously misjudged the weather when you got dressed in the morning? Your thin slacks and short sleeved shirt leave you shivering uncontrollably, or you have to carry your quilted coat around all day because it’s just too hot.
It helps if you already have a good idea of trans-seasonal fashion principles – guidelines on what to wear as winter transitions to spring and so forth.
Jean genie – magic year-round
There are certain men’s wardrobe staples that are a must-have during any time of year, not least because you can team them with seasonably appropriate items with ease.
This includes well cut, good quality jeans. As an example, Armani jeans are a great between-seasons option because they look equally good with thick jumpers and hoodies, or stylish T-shirts as the temperature rises.
Bomber jackets are another item that offer year-round versatility, and they’re wearable for many different occasions. They’re light enough to feel comfortable on warmer days and easy to transport when you are not wearing them. However, teamed with decent jeans or even smart trousers, they offer good protection from cool breezes and light rain.
Whether you choose puffer or military style bomber jackets, the chances are you also get a few zipped pockets to store your phone, keys and wallet. You can be practically prepared, as well as ready for all weathers!
Don’t Sweat It!
Sweat pants are less versatile for all occasions, but certainly unfettered by seasonal constraints. For casual wear, they are almost as universally acceptable as jeans, particularly as some of the upmarket variations use materials such as cashmere.
Just like a well-fitting pair of jeans, sweat pants provide leg comfort and good temperature control. They don’t have to be wide legged and baggy, as contemporary styles include shaped and even super-slim legs. They also have a slight advantage over jeans when you might need that expandable waistband!
A Good Knit
Thin sweaters are another wardrobe staple. You can layer them up with T-shirts or even with each other. Avoid roll necks and turtle necks if there’s any chance the temperature could go up significantly, opting instead for a crew or V neck. Men’s fashion makes it possible to have a great range of colours in your knitwear, meaning you can go dark on dull days, then parade in pastels as soon as spring or summer show their face, but it’s worth trying some new styles.
T for You
Another great development for men’s fashion between seasons is longer line T-shirts. It's possible to walk out in your favourite tee on cooler days and still look hot! You can safely wear them as a base layer with the bottom half exposed under a light sweater, which can be whipped off when you're ready to expose your arms.
Some long-line tees have shirt button details and long sleeves, too, adding to their versatility.