With every changing season, a spectrum of new colors return to the fashion spotlight. Gone are the dreary days of wintry earth tones and all black ’fits, as we make way for a bolder, brighter palate in our wardrobe.
But knowing how to make some of these brighter color trends pop after months of monochrome is not something that comes easy for everyone. And, though we’re hesitant to outline outright rules, recent street style looks, runway debuts, and designer lookbooks have offered up ample ways to optimize certain shades.
Below, we’ve formed some ’fits for all budgets around some particularly steezy spring color combinations. Scroll on to learn what to rock with pastels, where to introduce hot pink, and how to start forming those head-turning ‘fits for spring.
Pink, Blue & White
These cotton candy shades are the perfect way to see in the sunshine in style, and the look above is one of the best ways we’ve seen it rocked in recent times. A sporty, powder blue track jacket is a perfect cop for the brighter months ahead. The one pictured comes from super-affordable UK streetwear brand Agora, but for those with more luxury budgets, SS19 Jacquemus might be more your vibe.
Pair with some mid-wash blue jeans, an essential for every man’s wardrobe this spring, and for that extra pop of pastel pink, finish the look in adidas’ Continental 80 or Martine Rose’s chunky Air Monarch 4. Both are rotation additions that will look steezy whatever they’re worn with this year.
Tan, Hot Pink & Black
Those light natural beiges, tans, and browns are being embraced by all walks of fashion this season, on jackets, bottoms, and accessories. Simply paired with black, it’s a color palate that really comes into its own in the spring months, but as seen in A$AP Rocky’s ’fit above, can be livened up with a pop of hot pink accessorizing.
Start your look with some tan-hued high-tops – the hiking-inspired silhouettes of Roa and 1017 ALYX 9SM are a great option that transcend the seasons. A trusty pair of Dickes work pants will serve you well for years to come, while up top, a boxy black overshirt is a layering piece you can work into many ’fits all year long. Give it that flash of hot pink with a steezy cap – it may seem like a small addition, but it’ll really set this otherwise low-key look off.
Cobalt, Black & White
For lots of guys, white pants tend to be that piece they purchased with all sorts of looks in mind, only to sit in their closets unworn. Matched with popping cobalt blue and finished with understated black accessories, here we have a spring go-to to change that.
First let’s double check you got the cut of those white jeans right. Carhartt WIP and Berlin-based 032C are at the top of the game this season with their straight-fitting options. A simple cobalt-colored hoodie with subtle branding comes next, and a white sneaker with light blue accents will bring the top and bottom together nicely. If you really want to replicate that look, here‘s that Chanel bag – authenticity not guaranteed. You may be better off with a functional messenger by Parisian label Cote & Ciel.
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- Curated by: Yulia Pankova