Ah, springtime. Everyone looks forward to it, but few know how to dress for it. Spring is the moodiest of seasons – an inevitable combination of chilly mornings, sunny afternoons, and sudden evening showers. In this notoriously fickle season, a versatile wardrobe is essential for surviving in style. And while you can’t rely on the weather, you can rely on us. life/after/denim understands the struggle, and we’ve got your back. Try on a few of these spring transition essentials; we promise they won’t let you down.
STEP 1: BASE
Start with a comfy base. Your base layer is what you’ll be cuddling with all day. Make sure it’s in a comfortable, breathable material that will allow you to move easily through your day, no matter what springtime decides to throw your way.
We suggest: Pique Rugby. This versatile long-sleeve is cut from a more substantial cotton pique (the material that’s usually used for polos), making it perfect for when it’s slightly too chilly for your go-to cotton poplin shirt. This revolutionized rugby shirt is cozy, breathable, and perfect for layering under a jacket or sweater.
STEP 2: LAYER UP
Next, don a cool layering piece. Nothing says ‘springtime sophistication’ like a beautifully crafted knit in a bright hue. Find yourself a quality layering piece: something that will fit easily over your base and under heavier outerwear. This kind of versatility is absolutely essential for maintaining stylish comfort during the ups and downs of spring weather!
We suggest: Del Rey Cardigan. This shawl-collared stunner in novelty twisted yarn is soft, lightweight, and oh-so-perfect for spring. Pair with one of our patterned shirts for a sophisticated spring look that will transition with ease from coffee on a drizzly March morning to iced tea on a warm May night.
OR: Jordan Crew. If you’re looking for out-of-this-world style this spring, our space-dyed Jordan Crew is just the thing. Its allover novelty basket stitching in multi-toned yarn creates an unforgettable unique style and texture. Combine with a classic button up and light parka for a layering combination that you can rely on every day of the season.
STEP 3: OUTERWEAR
Finally, find yourself a light jacket. The pièce de résistance of your spring transition wardrobe is a light jacket. Be sure to stay away from heavy materials like wool, which should be reserved for the fall and winter months. Instead, aim for an adaptable jacket that will effortlessly add the extra style and warmth you need.
We suggest: Flight Jacket. Light, yet warm, our military-inspired Flight Jacket layers easily over a cotton tee or a cozy sweater, so you’ll be prepared (and stylish) no matter what the weather throws your way. Choose the Olive Drab option to add an extra pop of color to any outfit.
So, folks– there you have it. High-quality, modern pieces that combine to obey the golden rule of spring: multiple, light, layers. Come heat or high water, we promise that with these spring superheroes in your closet, you’ll strut through this unpredictable season in style.