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Men's Spring Wardrobe Updates: 7 Style Essentials

Look your best with a few key purchases

By Megan Collins | Last Updated: Feb 12 2020

Updating your wardrobe for a new season doesn’t need to be a dramatic—or expensive—affair. Save the all-day shopping sprees for your next movie montage moment (or when you’re moving somewhere with a totally new climate, or starting a job with a dress code drastically different from your current gig).

Think of these style glow up’s like the toppings on a salad. With just a few changes, you get a totally different meal. One day? Sun-dried tomatoes and feta! The next? Goat cheese and cranberries. Mmm…okay, this might not be the right metaphor, but it’s definitely time for lunch.

Below, 7 men’s spring wardrobe updates for 2020:

1. Print camp collar shirt

Why it’s essential: Everyone at SG HQ loves a man in a short-sleeve button-up. Thankfully, spring is the perfect time to find a never-ending assortment in different colors, prints, and patterns. And a camp collar style continues to be cool in 2020.

What to look for: A short-sleeve button-up should be easy to move around in and super-low maintenance. This Todd Snyder style in linen not only looks cool, it’s also crazy-easy to care for.

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2. Cropped pants

Why it’s essential: This spring, ladies want to see some skin…we’re talking about your ankles, of course. The clean, ankle-length silhouette on these wool-like trousers pairs well with sneakers, leather dress shoes…even sandals (if you dare).

What to look for: A low-maintenance material with the premium feel of wool, for pants that look dressy but will get way more wear in your wardrobe thanks to a coveted machine-washable status.

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3. White sneakers

Why they’re essential: This season, we’re all about a simple white sneaker. The more worn-in the better. Think, “Oh these old things? I’ve been wearing them sailing on the Cape since forever.” 

What to look for: Easy-to-clean, white lace-ups. Done. Yes, you can go with a low-top, but if you’re feeling like pushing your fashion comfort zone a little, try something over the ankle!

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4. Striped shirt

Why it’s essential: Every guy this spring needs a quality striped tee (long and short-sleeved, preferably) in a stylish slim fit. Since you probably have a white version covered, why not opt for something a little more “Look at me” this spring?

What to look for: When you’re wearing a print or pattern on your shirt, skip any other bells and whistles in favor of a simple crewneck design.

Dress yours up under an unstructured blazer, or down with dark-rinse jeans and sneakers.

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5. Anything tie-dye

Why it’s essential: Tie-dye might be the unsung hero of a guy’s springtime wardrobe. It’s fun and fresh and looks cool no matter how you wear it. Think of it as a trend that might not stick around for the long run, but you might as well ride it while you can.

What to look for: Tie-dye looks best a little broken in. Meaning? T-shirts, sweatshirts, and even sweat shorts are great candidates for trying this trend. But don’t sleep on upgrading your tie-dye with a sweater you can dress up for date night.

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6. Colorful chore coat

Why it’s essential: If you’ve already bought in on the chore coat trend, might it be time to have some fun with a second style in a fun color?  

What to look for: A spring hue that makes you feel happy.

Seriously!

If you already have a chore coat in a neutral shade like navy or tan and love its versatility, then why not add to your outerwear repertoire with a light jacket in a sunny yellow or fresh grass-green?

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7. Western-inspired Chambray shirt

Why they’re essential: Like the contents of your medicine cabinet, it’s a good idea to do a full sweep of your workwear wardrobe at least every few seasons. Especially casual shirts.

Not sure what to toss? Target those shirts with fraying collars, yellow armpits, and bodies that billow (or are too tight). Sorry, but they gotta go.

What to look for: This spring, our team is crazy about a chambray shirt in a really washed-out fade. We’re calling them Western-inspired, which hopefully makes you not-too-scared that you’ll look like you’re wearing a rodeo costume when wearing one. 

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Ready to reboot? SG can help

Can’t wait to update your wardrobe but dread the thought of shopping for new clothes? Let Team SG shop for you! You deserve to feel like the best version of the awesome guy you already are; leave the leg work to us.

Ready to seriously improve your closet and your confidence? Give us a shout.

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