Men's Spring Wardrobe Updates: 7 Pieces to Buy This Season

Men’s Spring Wardrobe Updates: 7 Style Essentials

Men’s Spring Wardrobe Updates: 7 Style Essentials
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By Megan Collins | Last Updated: Mar 7 2022 | 6 min read

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 2022:

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1. Striped Short-Sleeve 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.

Whether you opt for a camp collar style or a more traditional collar, aim for a slim fit that doesn’t billow out from your body.

What to look for: A short-sleeve button-up should be easy to move around in and super-low maintenance. The Polo Ralph Lauren style above not only looks cool in a throwback nostalgic-y way, it’s also crazy-easy to care for.

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2. Cargo Pants

Why it’s essential: We’re not going to engage in any cargo pant shaming. Nope, quite the opposite actually!

Cargo pants are cool again! Though it’s not quite as simple as pulling the pair you wore to death in middle school out of storage.

What to look for: A low-maintenance material in a trouser-like cut, for pants that look casual but will get way more wear in your wardrobe thanks to a coveted machine-washable status.

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3. Birkenstock Sandals

Why they’re essential: Look, IYKYK.

Team SG’s actually been on Team Birkenstock since the cold weather months! That’s when we started hyped the brand and its iconic (and newly-relevant-thanks-to-WFH) Boston clog for guys.

What to look for: The one and only Birkenstock sandal. They come in different colors and materials, but the style’s the same. We like the Arizona style above, which comes in at a cool $50 as a gateway sandal.

Leather’s a great choice too, though you’ll spend a little more cash, and spend a little more time breaking them in.

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4. A Striped Tee

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. Everyday Jewelry

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Why it’s essential: The smallest accessory just might be the unsung hero of a guy’s springtime wardrobe.

Everyday jewelry—think, a small bracelet, chain, or ring—can help take an outfit up a notch.

What to look for: Opt for understated pieces made of quality materials.

Thankfully, there’s lots of interesting new DTC (meaning: sold directly to the consumer through their own website or store) brands offering fine jewelry at surprisingly accessible prices.

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6. A Funky Fleece Jacket

Why it’s essential: If you’ve already bought in on the fleece jacket trend, might it be time to have some fun with a second style in a fun color block combo.  

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

Yep, that’s really the tip here!

If you already have a sherpa 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 vibrant color (or colors)?

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7. Sweater Vest

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

Not sure what to toss? Target knits that are pilling, faded, or stretched out. As for what to replace them with? Consider the sweater vest!

What to look for: This is not a “school uniform” vibe. Instead, think sophisticated skater, and opt for a sweater vest with an oversized feel.

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Ready to reboot? SG can help

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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.


I run Style Girlfriend, helping guys develop and grow their personal style, all from a friendly and supportive female perspective.