With spring in the air, you cannot help but want to reflect this breeziness in your style. As the temperature rises, it's time for changes and adventures, for changing your scenery and welcoming the new. One of the simplest way to really immerse in the beautiful weather is by freshening up your wardrobe. Starting with a spring clean for your closet and end with adding the must-have style essentials for this new season.

Whether you are a style newbie or a true trendsetter, here are the top five style essentials for this summer for men.

1.Chambray Shirt

I think this addition wouldn’t be a surprise to anyone these days, since the chambray shirt has proven it’s tremendous capabilities in being the most versatile piece. From wearing it with your favorite trousers to rocking it with distressed jeans, the chambray shirt can be your go-to spring look for sure. It can be worn tucked in, over your jeans or even as a light jacket over your favorite plain T-shirt.

2.Cropped Trousers

If you are bored with your typical pants or your jeans, the best and trendiest option is to opt for cropped pants. It’s a very easy and small detail that can transform your look for this spring. The best part? You do not have to go out and buy a new pair of jeans to rock this trend, all you have to do is roll up the edge of your regular jeans a couple of times to achieve the cropped look.

3.Denim Jacket

The 90s are back for real this year, and nothing says the 90s more than a vintage looking denim jacket. Although you can go for any fit or color you want for a more comfortable wear, the more the denim jacket looks battered the coolest it will look. Lucky you, if you still have your dad’s vintage denim, because that’s definitely in this season. Wear it with dark denim or even your chinos for that cool 90s vibe.

4.Hawaiian Print

The Hawaiian print may look frightening to some, but let me assure you that it is not that hard to pull off. You can go from a very small print on a simple white T-shirt to the more complex full on Hawaiian slip-ons, so it’s really your choice on how far would you go with this style. One thing is for sure: You will feel that you are on a tropical vacation while wearing this print.


The last style essential is one of the easiest to pull-off, since I don’t think I know a guy who doesn’t own a pair of sneakers. So guys, the sneakers trend is for you and try to make the most of it. From wearing the Adidas Originals to the funky New Balance to the old school Converse, sneakers are now even appropriate to wear to work (unless you work in a very strict company or a bank). They look super stylish paired with the cropped trousers or denim jeans.

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