Last Tuesday night, this girl was at Target Field, cheering for the Twins in extra inninngs, on one of the nicest spring evenings ever seen. This past Saturday ... running a 12K trail race through mud and snow in freezing temps. Less nice. Less "spring" like. Spring is fickle in Minnesota. Possibly cruel. It's time to fight back, men of Minnesota.
So how will you show this season who's boss? Color.
Winter tends to suck the life out everything, even our closet. Luckily, this spring - men's style is all about adding some color and some life back into things. To extend the baseball metaphor, and shamelessly borrow from Gap's current men's campaign: "color is your curveball."
From brightly colored ties paired with light grey suits, to that perfect, lightweight weekend sweater layered over some gingham and jeans, to the unlined but well-cut jacket in a bold color - you've got options.
Some of our favorites?
- For the business casual: Pick up a new tie. Seriously. It'll breathe new life into that button-down + dress pants combo you've been rocking to work. We like the tie bar for their great selection and reasonable prices. Check out this $15 striped seersucker skinny tie for ideas. Bonus points for switching out to something other than a white shirt.
- For the night out: Find yourself an unlined (but still structured) jacket. Even in casual pieces, fit still matters.
- Feeling shy? Look for a khaki or light grey version like this cotton, two-button jacket from Express.
- Looking to make a splash? Find a bold, sunwashed color and rock it.
- For the casual weekend twist: Try something new on the bottom, we like these mustard-colored jeans from Gap. Bright enough to excite interest, neutral enough to not overwhelm your look.
So get out there, bring some sunshine back into your life (or perhaps just mine) and inject a little color into your closet.
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