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Classy outfit ideas for spring

Spring is a transitional season, demanding a shift in fabrics and colors to embrace the warmer days ahead.

To help you out, the Forte team put together 3 classy spring styling tips to help you stand out from the crowd.  From swapping heavy wools for breezy cotton and linen to infusing your attire with the season's vibrant palette, we'll delve into the key elements that define a truly classy outfit for men.

So without further ado, let’s begin.

  • Swap to Spring Fabrics
  • As we transition into warmer days, it's time to ditch those heavy wools and dive into lighter, breezier fabrics. Switch your wardrobe from heavy wools to spring appropriate fabrics like cotton and linen.

    The easiest way to do it is to incorporate button down shirts into your wardrobe. Shirts are going to be everywhere throughout spring and summer so load up on various lightly colored shirts. Make them interesting by going for different textures, materials, and stitching. You can get some linen, a few camp collar shirts and a few overshirts.

  • Mind the details
  • For an outfit to look classy, you need to pay attention to certain factors. Here are some key elements of a classy spring outfit:

  • Perfect fit: The fit is tailored. It’s not glued to your chest but it’s not too baggy either.
  • Earthy and warm colors dominate: Earthy tones and lighter shades of warm colors like pink and violet will dominate. Peach fuzz is a lighter shade of peach which is expected to be insanely popular this summer
  • Minimalist: There shouldn’t be any loud graphics or patterns on your shirt. Branding should be minimal and discreet.  
  • In practice, this means that for some chilly nights, you can try plain turtlenecks, mock necks, knitted polos or sports coats with a crisp white shirt underneath. Don't wear casual bottoms with these like ripped jeans or cargos. Instead, go for chinos or dress pants throughout spring.


  • Wear the ‘color of the year’
  • Another thing you need to change this month is your color palette. If you want to be known as the “guy who really knows what he’s doing” then incorporate peach fuzz in your spring wardrobe rotation.

    Peach fuzz has been declared the color of 2024 by Pantone USA and has been worn by some of the top stylists and celebrities like Timothee Chalamet. Peach fuzz is best expressed in simple outfits like in a shirt or sports jacket paired with lightly colored pants like cream. 

    To wrap it all up,

    Be sure to always include some form of layering with your outfits. Wear white underneath and put on a lightly colored shirt. Secondly, try and wear a lot more colors. If a color feels too bright for spring, try to wear a lighter version of it. It’ll go better with the weather. 

    -Forte Team