10 spring essentials to instantly make you more stylish

From the right trainers to the perfect outerwear, we've got you covered

It’s time to overcome your fear of the white trainer and add it your spring footwear collection. They may get a little more scuffed than your usual pair, but you’ll be sure to reap some serious style benefits. For fool proof fashion, go for the “invisible sock look” now that the weather is warmer. For a vintage spin on casual, pair your white kicks with a leather jacket and some black trousers. Effective and effortless, James Dean proved this outfit is a showstopper.

Another staple for your summer closet is the short-sleeved shirt. Tuck it in for a smart, sophisticated look paired with slim-cut trousers and leather shoes. For a more relaxed vibe, add jeans or rolled up chinos and casual footwear.

Offering timeless appeal, a suede bomber jacket adds laid back sophistication and versatility to any outfit. Whether you’re on an early morning commute or winding down with friends for after work drinks, this item will carry you through the entire day in style, without compromising on your comfort.

A classic Panama hat is a warm weather essential and sophisticated choice for any Spring or Summer ensemble. Pair it with a linen shirt, leather loafers, and Ray Bans for a look worthy of the French Riviera.

This Runwell 36 mm is the latest addition to the Shinola range and boasts a sapphire crystal dial with Super-LumiNova printed details and a stainless steel case. Finished with with Shinola’s Argonite 705 high-accuracy quartz movement and an American leather strap, it will keep you on trend for any occasion.

Suede shoes are a staple for your wardrobe, and now, you might want to add the trainer to your collection. Designed in Sweden and hand made in Portugal, The Tarmac Quarter Top sneaker is the other luxe suede item on this list. For added support and stability, soles have a metal shank usually found in dress shoes. Its laid back but elegant, making it the ideal wear-everywhere trainer.

Transport your daily essentials to the office in style. Anyone knows that a good briefcase can up your game, in every aspect of your job and work style. Anyone of these polished, classic bags will set you apart from the pack.

The espadrille is a refined addition to your casual warm-weather style. They are light weight and perfect for looking comfortable aprés-beach activities while offering you more support and style points than the flimsy flip flop. What’s more, they slip on and off easily — perfect for the jet-setting gentleman.

You can’t go wrong with a cotton, silk or wool blend scarf for those crisp spring mornings. Its an understated accessory that adds instant designer detail while keeping your look timeless and your neck warm.

Spring weather and the chance of a downpour is always unpredictable, that said, its best to step out prepared with a sturdy, broad canopy umbrella. This model from Francesco Maglia will be your best bet against the elements.

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