While the weather is dreary and raining, the shops are awash with items in pastel ice cream shades - mint, pistachio, vanilla, and raspberry are just some of the colours you can choose from.
But for some guys this is a step too far from their comfort zone of blacks, greys and 50 shades of blue. If you're in that camp and can't quite see yourself wearing pastel tones, then here are my suggestions as to how you might be able to introduce them into your wardrobe this Spring.
Keep the rest of your outfit neutral
Stone chinos and brown trainers are something most guys might find they already have in their wardrobe and if you add this dusty pink sweatshirt to it, it'll give them a fresh new look. The muted tone of the pink won't feel like it stands out too much but do check it against your skin tone first to make sure it suits you.
Dusty pink garment dyed sweatshirt - Officine Generale
Stay within your comfort zone of blue
Just one teeny, tiny step away from your beloved blues, this mint coloured polo knit will look great with a pair of navy cotton chinos to take them into summer mode. Wear with white trainers and a denim jacket for a more casual look or some chocolate brown suede Derbies and a grey blazer to smarten it up.
Short sleeved mint polo knit - Reiss
Wear with a piece of neutral knitwear
Instead of opting for your default pale blue Oxford shirt, why not try out this yellow one instead? Put it under a navy fine knit cardigan or crew neck and wear with charcoal trousers and it's guaranteed to make you feel cheery on a Monday morning.
Pale yellow cotton Oxford shirt - Polo Ralph Lauren at Mr Porter
Put colour under a chambray shirt
One easy way to wear colour is to see just a hint of it. Wear this peach t-shirt under an open chambray shirt with jeans at the weekends for a casual Spring look. Alternatively you could try it under a check shirt which has a touch of this colour in it.
Light peach cotton jersey t-shirt - Stone Island at Mr Porter
Wear it as outerwear
A lot of functional outerwear comes in brighter colours which you've probably worn before, but shied away from with other jackets. If most of your wardrobe is in neutral tones then this lavender parka style jacket won't be so hard to incorporate. With charcoal jeans and a grey sweatshirt you'lll barely notice you have any colour on.
Lavender cotton smock jacket - Albam
If you'd like to go shopping for some more colour for your wardrobe then I'd be delighted to help. Contact me here.
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