When the warm weather is approaching, your wardrobe can begin to feel quite bare. All your favorite jackets and sweaters begin to disappear— leaving behind lots of closet space but little room for interesting fashion choices.
The heat means that every piece has to work extra hard to make a statement. They need to be breathable, comfortable, minimal and most importantly stylish (without the help of layers to add a little jenesequoi). That’s a lot of sartorial pressure!
Thankfully, Arcady’s winter collection was designed specifically to ease the pain of the transition into the warm spring months. With a few simple wardrobe swaps, you can easily keep most of your favorite Arcady items in rotation year round.
1. Keep your Bomber Jacket but Swap your flannel for a lighter weight button down.
Bundled up in a flannel shirt, a warm sweater, and Arcady’s Lamb Suede Bomber is the perfect winter look. But, don’t rush to put that bomber away quite yet. Swap out your assortment of flannels and sweaters for a lighter weight button down like the Heathered Open Collared Shirt and pair it with the Micro Stripe Crop Pant and suddenly your winter staple becomes the perfect spring evening jacket. For a more casual look, try the Slub Tee which is available in a variety of colors.
Other lightweight shirts like the Elevated Button Down, Dotted Ikat Open Collar Shirt and the Mini Stripe Button Down look great on their own or under the season’s lighter weight jackets like the Safari Jacket or the Micro Stripe Kimono.
Add subtle prints.
In the winter, most people tend to wear a lot of neutrals to avoid clashing their layers, so as the heat rises it’s a treat to add a few prints back in the mix.
The Micro Stripe Safari Jacket gives just the right amount of visual interest to the classic safari style jacket, while the Double Breasted Pinstripe Blazer and Tapered Pleated Pinstripe Pant give off an easy air of confidence.
Keep your favorite cashmere sweaters but swap out your pants for a more cropped or tapered fit.
Cashmere feels great all the time, but especially when you don’t have to wear so many layers. The Technical Cashmere Hoodie worn with the Tapered Pleated Pin Stripe Pant is an easy year-round look.
Other pants like the Micro Stripe Crop Pant, Moleskin Pant, and the ikat detailed Crop Pant pair effortlessly with tees like the Tri-Blend Tee and shirts like the Mandarin Collar Shirt and Heathered Open Collar Shirt.
Add denim pieces.
Yes, denim is a wardrobe staple year round, but in the spring and summer months it can really shine. Pairing the Stretch Denim Jean, Dotted Ikat Open Collar Shirt, and the Stretch Denim Jacket is clean, classic and all-American.