#OOTD: Stepping into Spring in Business Casual Style

We talked a few weeks ago in our #OOTD series about how to dress for the office in transitional style. That is to say, using textures and pieces that nod toward colder weather (even in March), but are still packed with some streamlined, tailored polish. We’re taking that approach one step further in today’s #OOTD on how to dress for the office this spring. From a casual three-button sportcoat to a classic American Oxford and dark indigo jeans, this ensemble works in offices where you can go a bit more laidback while still throwing on a jacket. However, I’d urge you to keep this #menswear look in mind if your own office has recently relaxed its dress code — the Flint and Tinder Dark Indigo Jeans you see below are quite the sharp pair (if I do say so myself). At any rate, we’re also sticking with plenty of style essentials you’re going to love — those include classic suede chukkas, an investment-level watch and of course, a stylish knit tie. And the best part has gotta be the fact these pieces are light, classic and easy to style for spring. Say it with me: Seasonal style transitions! Easy as that. Good luck out there!

A laidback sportcoat, a classic Oxford and a knit tie make this outfit sing this spring (see what I did there)?

The Sportcoat: Grayers Poindexter 3-Button Sportcoat, $165 — A three-button sportcoat in a bright spring color, fashioned with helpful, comfortable stretch? The Poindexter Sportcoat is excellent.

The Shirt: Flint and Tinder Soft Washed Oxford, $98 — Leave the crisp dress shirt at home — this laidback, American-made Oxford nails the best of in-between office style.

The Tie: Todd Snyder Classic Knit Tie in Olive, $78 — Change things up from the ordinary with an elegant knit tie in a slightly unexpected color.

The Jeans: Flint and Tinder Dark Indigo Jeans in Slim, $118 — To seal the deal on the business casual end of the spectrum, throw on slim indigo jeans in a pleasingly dark wash.

The Chukka Boots: Astorflex Greenflex Rough in Sand, $155 — While they’re different than sleek Chelsea boots or even a pair of the best men’s dress shoes, these classic suede chukkas are a cool, timeless style move.

The Belt: Tanner Goods Dress Belt in Cognac, $150 — A slim dress belt keeps with the high-low themes of this outfit, and it might be the last brown leather dress belt you ever buy.

The Watch: Shinola Runwell Chronograph, $750 — Does it ever get old featuring a watch like the Shinola Runwell Chronograph? No, no it doesn’t. Plain and simple!

The Socks: Little River Sock Mill Herringbone Crewneck Socks, $20 — While you could easily roll up those indigo jeans and go with some no-show socks, the premium Little River Sock Mill Herringbone Socks add cool visual interest to this outfit.

 The key to business casual style that nods toward spring and helps you into a new season? It’s gotta be the basics, the building blocks, as we always say. For instance, the Poindexter Sportcoat takes care of your spring sportcoat game with ease, from the neat color to the comfortable cotton fabric. A knit tie in a cool color like Olive teams very nicely with an American-made Oxford, while that whole combo is bolstered by classic suede chukkas and of course, slim indigo jeans that certainly add a nice, dressy touch. The Shinola Runwell Chronograph is potentially the perfect watch to throw on with this outfit, equal parts slightly rugged and more refined. Accessories like the Little River Sock Mill Herringbone Socks and the Tanner Goods Dress Belt are also every bit as crucial to bringing home the versatile, office-ready nature of this outfit, too. So, what do you say? Ready to throw on that sportcoat and head into your next presentation? I bet you are.
Thanks for reading!
-Beau

 

 

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