Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking.
It's the season of floral patterns - it's unavoidable, and we'll rock a flower print just as well as the next guy. (Board shorts, anyone?) But we like to mix it up a bit, just so it doesn't look like a garden when you step into our shop. We put together some looks that are light and layered, and don't look like you came from the Festival of Flowers.
Grab yourself a light weight pair of selvedge. Even in the dead of winter, a pair of 16 oz. denim is not for the faint of heart. You're looking for a pair 13 oz. or less. Wear them all summer long and reap those glorious fades. The Broken Twill Portola by Freenote Cloth has been flying off the shelves already this spring; it's a wear-with-anything wash and a great 13 oz weight for summer. Available in stores only.
When layering up isn't an option, add some multi-functional details instead. A turmeric-dyed bandanna from Apprvl is a perfect example - tuck it in your back pocket, wrap it around your neck, or strap it around your head.
And of course, since it's Indiana, you'll need an indispensable foul-weather jacket. We love The Rover Jacket by Taylor Stitch for spring. It's lined with moleskin to keep your core warm, but unlined in the arms which makes it a lighter, more flexible fit. If you're in the market for something a little edgier, the Schott Nylon Flight Jacket is available in both sage and black.
We'd never suggest that you avoid floral prints completely. Ezekiel is one of our favorite brands for contemporary button-downs. No matter the season or the style, they always nail the prints like with this Dovewood SS Button Down.