Some seasons just lend themselves to a specific style. Obviously, you’ve got the inevitability of loud jumpers at Christmas or leather boots in winter. For spring and summer? Statement shirts should be on your mind and in your wardrobe. While autumn and winter are about function, comfort, and natural hues, spring and summer are about peacocking to the max. That means breezy cuts and eye-catching prints because if you can’t do it when the sun’s out, when can you?
There is, however, a misconception that statement shirts mean ugly shirts. Indeed, in the Venn diagram of statement shirts and ugly shirts, there is some overlap, but we’re steering towards the tasteful side of the two intersecting circles with the help of Wales Bonner, Sacai, Marni, and more.
As always, with the bolder side of your wardrobe, it’s important to take care with styling. Frame your statement shirts with toned-down pieces to give them impact and avoid clashes. But you know that already. On to the shirts.
Shop the best statement shirts of the season below.
RHUDE Palmas Snap Shirt
Rhude has been hooking us up with retro Americana staples since 2015, and we can't get enough. This shirt’s eye-catching palm graphic alongside its relaxed boxy fit makes it a mood setter for when the sun comes back.
Casablanca Wavy Gradient Shirt
Light knitwear is great for transitioning seasons, and this knitted shirt is the perfect jump into spring. Its bright yellow tones, wavy gradient pattern, and pearl button fastening make this an ideal option to take straight from the beach to any fancier event.
Wales Bonner Short Sleeve Shirt
Boldness is imprinted in every Wales Bonner creation and this short-sleeve shirt is no exception. Its abstract, bright orange graphic contrasts the brown, silky material in a perfect way to match either a neutral or colorful ‘fit.
Jacquemus Printed Shirt
Many Jacquemus creations convey a luxurious summer feeling, and this long-sleeve does it with aplomb. Its viscose composition and colorful sun motifs can spice up any outfit during those breezy spring days.
Sacai Eric Haze Printed Shirt
Sacai partners with artist Eric Haze and drops a spring staple different from the brand's signature clashing designs. The poplin shirt stands out thanks to its graffiti-inspired print and military-green velvet detailing to the collar, pockets, and trim.
AMIRI Printed Shirt
The baroque-style print recalls vintage Versace designs and will act as a bold centerpiece this spring.
JW Anderson Striped Printed Shirt
Bright, sky blue stripes combine with an eye-catching graphic to recall the warm summer days of your childhood.
Collina Strada Graphic Shirt
Frog rings, Beetle earrings, and Broccoli bags are some pieces you’d normally see in Collina Strada’s garden. This time, the brand showcases its bizarre world through this silk shirt’s quirky print.
Stella McCartney Fantasia Short Sleeve Shirt
On a more colorful note, Stella McCartney and Disney join forces to bring some fantasy to your wardrobe. The Mount Olympus world is portrayed in this long-sleeve silky shirt, with some psychedelic color combinations to top any vibrant look.
Marni Diavoli Bowling Shirt
While Marni’s bold knitwear always comes to ease the winter blues, Risso also brings the house's innovative visuals to your spring rotation. The hand-drawn diabolical characters throughout the silky shirt epitomize the brand's eccentric vision.
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