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Upgrade your wardrobe: SS16 trends for men

April 07, 2016

You don't need to be a trendsetter to look sharp this spring. With winter slowly giving way to longer, sunnier days, April might be the right month to make a few adjustments in your wardrobe. Let's take a look at five essential pieces for this season.



Leather slip-ons

If you don't necessarily need to wear a suit to work, a pair of leather slip-on plimsolls can guide you through the whole day. Just match them with your favorite chinos, shirt and blazer for the office, then pair them with jeans, a t-shirt and cardigan before meeting friends for a drink.

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While leather slip-ons might not be the best choice for really hot days, you'll be totally fine with them all spring long. One more thing -- invest in a few pairs of invisible socks, slip-ons with visible socks are a fashion crime!

You can find plenty of colors at Vans.com.



Grey turtleneck

Spring is not just about bright colors. If you're aiming at looking sharp with a minimalistic outfit, yet want to stand out, the grey turtleneck should definitely be on your radar.

It looks perfect both with a casual blazer and on its own. So, just like the leather slip-ons we mention above, this is perfect for office meetings as well as for hooking up with friends or a date in the evening.

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What we like about pieces like the grey turtleneck is that they allow for a so-called “capsule wardrobe” creation. We’ll save that for a future article ;)

You can find a handful of different turtleneck brands at Asos.



Baggier pants

No matter how much we like the classic slim fit jeans or chinos, pants tend to get baggier, more wide-legged in spring.

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This style is definitely not for everyone, as skinny guys will look even skinnier in them, while others might remind people of Eminem in the late ’90s. However, if you're brave enough to go all in and embrace what's really trending in the fashion world, get a pair or two of these!

We found some cool-looking styles at Farfetch.



Linen blazer

Some say that nothing beats 100% cotton. However, trendsetters and fashion bloggers disagree this year. Not that we blame them -- linen really is a super-comfortable, breathable material.

Thus, a blazer made of linen makes total sense. It keeps you warm on chilly spring mornings, and you can still wear it when the temperature goes up during the day.

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When it comes to colors, olive is supposed to be the hottest one this spring. In our opinion, however, you'll be just fine with a classic blue or grey linen blazer. If nothing else, it'll outlast this year's trends and will likely still be in fashion for years to come.

Banana Republic offers a solid choice of styles and colors, check them out.



Round sunglasses

Let's admit it -- the classic wayfarer style is getting a bit too boring. We love that more round shapes are in fashion this year!

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You don't have to push it too hard and get a pair of John Lennon-style sunglasses. We're not living in the Great Gatsby era, after all.

However, if you really want to make a significant upgrade to your style this spring, simply dump the shabby shades you got for $5 at a gas station and grab a pair that'll make you look better and protect your eyes properly.

We're assuming Ray Ban won't let you down; they have lots of styles to choose from.

Which of the trends will you follow? Let us know on Facebook!

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