How about a new sport coat for spring? Or are you looking for to renew your blazer selection for summer? Today taking a look at what to keep in mind when talking about seasonal changes in terms of sport coats and blazers.
As the spring and summer keeps coming, I decided to update the post from last spring and give you a few ideas for the upcoming season.
Seasonal wardrobe changes – sport coat for spring
Just because the weather keeps getting warm and sun starts shining does not mean you shouldn’t wear a jacket. It just means you should swap out your lined, all-weather, dark colored wool suits and sport coats for something that’s a bit more easy and lightweight. That means unlined, unstructured jackets with more casual details. Go for patch pockets and 3-roll-2 button closure. In terms of colors go rather for slightly lighter shades and in terms of materials give a try especially for different kind of mixtures of linen, cotton and lightweight wools.
When it comes to shirts and suits I basically find it safe and easy to stay with staple and plain. I prefer conservative colors such as light blue and white in shirts, blue and grey in suits. However boldly patterned sport coats are a good options especially for more casual and relaxed occasions.
Go for patterns
Some say boldly patterned sport coats are actually the one of only areas where men can be safely daring. And that is at least partly true. Still there is nothing wrong to go for plain jackets and play with the textures and materials. To read more about how to wear patterned sport coats check my earlier post on the matter.
Sport coat for dressed-up casual look
There are multiple occasions where a full suit can be too much. And if you want to dress down or go for a more relaxed attire, in most cases it is safer to choose a sport coat and odd trousers. I personally recommend to avoid the for the suit without a tie-look in most cases.
Sports coats naturally can range from those very sleek and dressy worsted wool jackets to more casual linen or jersey pieces. Or you even go for some “washed” and overdyed cotton. So the range is very wide and there are appropriate options for everyone. You just need to to find the right choice for right occasion.
DLA sport coat looks
Nowadays I usually wear a suit five days a week. Still a have a wide range of sport coats in my rack as well. And I love to wear them for more casual events and parties. Although of course I wear to occasionally at work as well. Below I have attached a few seasonal sport coat looks for some little inspiration. Which one you think is the best?
Sum up – 5 options for the season
Most of brands and shops already have their full selection for the season available. As a sum-up I have picked five different jackets to help you to find a sport coat for spring.
Are you looking for something bold to start with patterned sport coats? In that case I would personally go for something like this. A jacket with rich texture and vibrant pattern is sure to make an eye-catching addition to your seasonal rotation. If want something that is more appropriate for business occasions as well, go for lighter and more restrained color. This jacket with light colored trousers, denim shirt and suede loafers would be a killer combination for a sunny summer day.
Dark brown is a solid choice not only for casual but also more dressed-up combinations. You can pair it with white, blue, other shades of brown, orange and even purple. If you don’t like brown, try olive green. This piece by Caruso is perfect to combine even with denim and superga sneakers. Complete the set with a white popover shirt and you’re ready for a relaxed Saturday stroll.
In terms of materials, wool-silk-linen blend is in my opinion one of the best choices especially for Nordic climate. It’s cool and light enough for spring and summer, but you can also wear it for fall season. And even if you want to go for some pattern, it doesn’t always need to be that bold or strongly visible. I am personally fond of herringbone and therefore this kind of light brown lightweight blazer made it to this list as well. Pair it with light gray wool trousers, brown shantung silk tie and the DLA white oxford shirt.
No season without a classic blue blazer. This blazer from airy cotton-hopsack with a herringbone weave and lightweight construction is made to be worn with light denim. For more dressed-up events pair it with cotton or lightweight wool slacks, light blue shirt and the symposium pocket square.
The windowpane jacket is a versatile option between business and casual. You can easily combine it with a pair of navy blue cotton slacks, white button-up shirt and navy grenadine tie for office days. Works also for example with denim and a light blue shirt for more casual occasions.