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Head to Toe – The trendy man’s guide to dressing this spring

As you wave goodbye to the cold miserable winter weather, so too should that tired old look you’ve been rocking, be given the bird. As the sun shines bright, it’s time to mix up your look with the latest in fashion and style. From head to toe check out what styles are hot this spring.

Break white up with a belt or sweater; Image: Pinterest

White is tight – This season, strong blocks of white will be popular, with the added bonus of wardrobe longevity and getting numerous wears for years to come, team a simple white t-shirt with white denim or chinos. If you have a fair complexion and don’t want to appear washed out in white, break it up with large dark sunnies, a printed shirt over the top or even a neckerchief if you’re feeling adventurous.

Politix Floral shirt; Image: Politix

Bright & Floral – This style always makes a comeback in the warmer weather and this season warm hues of orange and bold reds are making a statement. Make sure consistency is followed if opting for this style. Orange floral print shorts should be accompanied by similar orange shades on top. However, a plain white t-shirt or short sleeved button up will definitely match any bold patterned pants.

Floral Blazer; Image:

Printed jackets – a stylish suit jacket can work in the office and on the social scene if teamed with a pair of slim fit Bermuda shorts or some rolled up khaki trousers. This season bold prints such as floral and even Hawaiian are looking great on jackets, showing the fun and vibrant personality of the guy wearing it.

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Childhood printed tees – so long as these are teamed with faded denim or a basic colour pair of shorts, a printed tee with your favorite band, cartoon character or zoo animal, promotes a fun outgoing personality. Be careful not to look like a colour explosion and don’t wear this with a bright print pair of shorts, the aim is cool not chaotic.

Gingham Check single cuff shirt; Image: Hugo Boss

Pale blue in the office – light powdered blue is the colour in the office this season with the option of solid or checked, teamed with a great navy or charcoal suit.

Athleisure style; image: The Iconic

Athleisure – You need to be careful with this style. While it’s definitely in to have a casual yet smart, gym get up, you do not want to look like you are going to roll someone down a side alley. Rather than top to toe tracksuit, team a hooded jumper with fitted cargo shorts and loafers, or some cuffed pants with a long-torso t-shirt and fitted bomber jacket.

dark blue chambray original romper ($119.00); Image: RompHim

RompHim – Whether you’re for or against this unique trend, the male romper has been appearing at local music festivals and gaining momentum. A comfortable shorts and shirt in one, the romper, while traditionally for toddlers and festival girls, now comes with a zip fly and functional pockets for easy bathroom relief. I say if you have the legs for it, rock it.

Naps Wicking Muscle ($109.00); Image: The Iconic

Tank Top – The block style is definitely in this season and gives you ample opportunity to show off the guns without looking like you were too lazy to change after the gym. Be sure to team with dark colored shorts and some flashy loafers. Do Not wear a ‘Stringlet’, no matter how defined your arms are, this is not acceptable street fashion.

Double Denim; Image: Cobba Store

Double Denim – Gives you a casual yet thought about look. Suitable for a relaxing day trip, this look can easily be customized for a night out when paired with a smart jacket.

Politix Edmund Wool Jacket; Image: David Jones

70’s Amber – Making a statement in the office and on the street, the amber palette is showing up. A pale blue shirt will accompany this style trouser in the office while on the street, bomber and leather jackets are combining well with white t-shirts and dark shorts.

AAA Black Knit over-sized tee; Image:

Long and Strong – A suave trick for hiding the yet to be conquered winter flub, wearing intentionally oversized shirts and jackets gives you a casual, carefree vibe, while teamed with skinny jeans disguises any physical flaws, intentionally.

Cross over messenger bag; Image: Le Coq Sportif


The cross-body is the new backpack – perhaps our phones are now officially too big for our pockets, but most bags at this season’s fashion shows were slung across the torso for a hands-free, cross-body meets bum-bag vibe

Paul Smith Desert Island Disc Swimwear; Image: David Jones

Shorts – The warmer weather is a great excuse for guys to show a bit more skin and short shorts are popular. While thigh-cut swimwear/casual wear shorts are the look this spring with bright bold prints, please don’t confuse this with a Warwick Kappa, about to split the seams, painted on get up. If the frank and beans are on show then you need to rethink the look (and your whole life).