Tag Archives: Spring Fashion

How To Layer Your Clothes!

 Keltie Colleen

Back on an old #askkeltie chat someone asked for a gallery about how to layer your clothes. Now that spring is here, and the warmer weather is coming, it’s a great time to layer tons and tons! You never know what the weather will be like!

Here are some of my favorite layering ideas to get you inspired!


Gallery : The Best Spring Jackets

Photograph by Greg Broom

Photograph by Greg Broom

Inspired by field jackets worn by U.S. officers in the Korean War, Tommy Hilfiger updates the look with a cinched collar and stretch waistband.

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Recommended By Tommy Z.


The Best Pants For Spring Under $100

Spring is in full effect, and before you go out and spend all of your dough on one pair of expensive pants, you can cop a few pairs for the price of one in our list of The Best Pants for Spring Under $100. Whether you like them chino, cargo, or carpenter style, we’ve got you covered with brands like Dockers and Publish, click through to find the pair that’s best for you.


Buy It Now at HUF, $60

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The Coolest Cardigans Available Now

Spring is all about lightweight fabrics and layering. Learn how to do it right with a cardigan—the perfect piece to wear over a T-shirt and jeans. Give the hoodie a rest and don’t afraid to get a little pretty this season. Have your pick of toggles, shawl-collars, and V-necks from our latest shopping guide: The Coolest Cardigans Available Now.

J.Crew Patch Pocket

Buy It Now at J.Crew, $138

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The Complex Guide to Essential Spring Footwear

It’s official. Sunny days and mild temperatures are upon us. You won’t be wearing your winter ‘fits all summer long, so switch up your footwear game accordingly, too. Check out some of our Spring style cues, and build your arsenal of kicks to match. We did all the footwork, so you don’t have to. Click to check out the complete Complex Guide to Essential Spring Footwear.

Get Buck
When you’re a bit more buttoned up than usual there’s always the spring/summer staple shoe, the suede buck. Walk-Over is a company that’s been making them for years, and you can’t go wrong with a classic red buck sole and white nubuck upper. Let ’em get dirty over the season. If you want a little more pop, their Derby 100’s and Derby Midi’s come in any color suede you can imagine, and the soles come in a grip of colors too. These are so versatile, you can rock them with jeans, khakis, or even wear them with a suit depending on the occasion.

Buy It Now at Walk-Over Shoes, $249-255

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Breaking Out Colors for Spring ©

True Colors

By Michael Carl

As most of you know by now, my favorite colors are navy and gray, or some combination of multiple shades of navy and gray. I don’t ever wear black; even my tuxedo is midnight blue, and let’s face it, midnight blue is really just a festive black. However, for this summer, I’ve decided that girls shouldn’t be the only ones to have all the fun with bright colors. (They can still keep animal prints to themselves. The 80s may be back, but nobody’s in the mood for a man in leopard.) Thanks to pioneering designers like Jenna Lyons and Taylor Tomasi Hill, and some fun-loving fashion editors, I am now prepared to delve into the world of pop color. Nevertheless, I do suggest—no, demand—that you do not wear all of these at once. Life is not a Prince and the Power Generation video.

The red-pant trend has been floating around for several seasons and is still quite cool, but this summer I recommend orange. I like things that are orange: clown fish, Hermès accessories, Hermès shopping bags . . . oranges. Hence, when I came across these tangerine Dockers, I was smitten; I wore them with a chambray shirt and a pair of boat shoes and received a lot of compliments, which should not always be your goal when dressing well, but can be a nice side effect.

D-1 Slim. $98, at Bloomingdale’s.

I love the idea of wearing a watch as a way to add a small pop of color to your ensemble. Not only does this Corum watch have an attractive bright-orange band, but it’s architecturally interesting as well. I find that the black face contrasts nicely with the strap and makes for a watch that you’ll not just want to wear this summer but will want to round out your permanent collection. (Watches are like art—no one told you? They last forever, and you can never explain to your parents why you spent so much money on them.)

Admiral’s Cup Challenger 44 Chrono Rubber—Limited Edition. $8,900, at retailers listed at www.corum.ch.

This Marc by Marc Jacobs cotton-blend sweater, with elbow patches, comes in an appealing shade of yellow and has a classic silhouette that is perfect for spring. It’s nice to wear over a denim shirt, with some navy trousers. Caution: yellow is not for everyone, but if it is not for you, I am sure you already know that.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Elbow Patch Cotton-Blend Sweater. $228, mrporter.com.

These blue nubucks from Jimmy Choo are already a beloved part of my shoe closet. They are the perfect summer shoe and look especially great with khakis or shorts. The contrast of the white sole makes the blue pop out even more.

Jimmy Choo SS12 Mayfair Newbuck. $595, jimmychoo.com.

After hearing one too many George Costanza jokes, and receiving a note from my doctor saying that my enormous wallet was, in fact, affecting my posture, I decided to downsize from a wallet to a card case. The result is that I no longer carry around unimportant items or “business” cards of people I will never call again. After all, it is a wallet, not a purse. I recently came across this kelly-green card case with black piping from Valextra. The case is really modern looking and has the perfect and necessary amount of room for cash and cards.

Valextra Portacarte 4cc. $240, valextra.it.


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