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Casual Chic: Spring Essentials

By: Sharp Staff|May 4, 2015



The Pants

A good pair of light coloured pants can take you through the spring and summer seasons despite the weather. Finding a pair in a lightweight fabric will also be a total win; any marks from the rain will be sure to dry up fast and leave no one the wiser.

The Bag

Now that you have a grownup umbrella that doesn’t need to be stashed away in your bag, you can carry a beautiful satchel and not worry about watermarks. A satchel is the perfect bag to carry throughout spring and summer.

The Belt

Granted, a belt will be little to no help when it starts to rain, but your pants will look funny without one. A brown leather belt is the perfect accessory that you can pair with any other clothing combination, be it jeans, dress pants or a suit.

The Sunglasses

Just because there’s a few droplets of rain outside doesn’t mean the entire day will be devoid of sunshine. In the event of a quick clear-up or a sun shower, a good practice would be to carry a pair of thin sunglasses in your jacket breast pocket just in case. Squinting isn’t a good look.

The Trenchcoat

The trench coat is a classic for a reason. Whether you opt for a more modern style that has a single row of buttons and ends above the knee, or the more traditional double-breasted iteration, a fitted raincoat improves any ensemble by adding a layer of elegance.

The Galoshes

You throw on a coat to cover up and protect your suit when it rains, but what about your dress shoes? Galoshes will protect the precious leather from puddles. Plus, choosing a colourful pair will prove to be a bright spot on gloomy days.

The Umbrella

You spend extra money on a proper umbrella for two reasons. First, quality doesn’t come cheap — and you need quality to withstand the inevitable wind and heavy rains. Second, the more you invest, the less likely you are to leave it in a cab. Just remember to keep the huge golf umbrellas off the sidewalks and on the course.

The Scent

Givenchy introduces the third iteration of the Gentlemen Only fragrance with Casual Chic, an Eau de Toilette that captures the freshness of spring. They’ve infused it with energy by adding spicy notes of cardamom, sharp ginger and juniper — which liven up while still complimenting the original notes of sandalwood, cedar wood and birch leaf. A scent that is relaxed and confident, like you — even when it rains.

The Watch

A day without a watch isn’t an option, no matter what the weatherman calls for. A watch (like this one) with a fabrics band and a scratch-proof glass will fair best in whatever the day decides to bring.

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