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Light Layering for Spring

With Spring time coming, the weather can sometimes be unpredictable; especially in the Mid-Ohio Valley. This can cause some issues when trying to figure out what to wear. It’s that awkward time of year when it’s too warm to wear that heavy winter coat, but still too cool to just wear a lightweight shirt outside. This is when light layering and transitional pieces come into play.

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When it’s too warm to wear a winter jacket, but you still need a little more warmth, you can’t go wrong with layering a button up underneath a lightweight sweater. This combo is so versatile, you can wear it to a lunch meeting, a date, or to church. As I’ve already said a million times before, I love to keep things simple. With simplicity in mind, keep the button up white or something with classic colored stripes, like navy or light blue. Keep the sweater neutral in color. When the sweater/button-up combo isn’t enough warmth, you can always bust out a jacket.

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I believe a jacket just shouldn’t keep you warm, but also add another level to your outfit. A light, fashionable jacket is often forgotten and rarely implemented into a man’s wardrobe properly. There are two jackets that I currently recommend for spring time: the bomber and a field jacket. A field jacket is a military style jacket and I’ve recently been eyeing one from J. Crew and finally pulled the trigger. I don’t know why I waited so long, because I couldn’t be happier! It has a perfect fit and gives me just enough warmth. The next jacket is the bomber. My brother, Tyler, got me one for my birthday last year from Old Navy and I’ve gotten so much use out of it. I have the army/olive green color but for the fashion beginner, I would recommend a navy or black one that’s easier to match.

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With the snow and ice gone, it’s time to put away the boots and bring out the tennis shoes! I know many people wear tennis shoes year round, but if you’ve worn the same ones throughout winter, it’s time to get some new ones. Not the run of the mill running shoes that you should wear to the gym. I recommend something all white like the Adidas Stan Smith that I’ve posted about before, the “new” Killshot Nikes from J. Crew, or Onitsuka Tigers. Remember to not be intimidated by the temperamental weather that comes with Spring. Keep these tips in mind to breeze through the season!

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Ashton is a 30-year-old fashion lover and lifelong resident of Marietta. Just a child trapped in a mans’ body, Ashton enjoys video games, graphic novels, eating cheeseburgers, and getting his picture taken to show off his style. Follow him on Instagram at @ash_pres