With Spring now in sight, it’s easy for us all to fall into the same winter clothing habits, dark tones, bulky layering and a repertoire of accessories. Whilst there’s nothing wrong with any of those things, new seasons present new golden opportunities, the one in focus today being colour.
Colour for a lot of men can be an intimidating thing to have in your wardrobe leaving you with questions like, “Do these colours match?” and “What can I pair this with?”
Luckily for you, Woodhouse is here to give you a helping hand with 5 layered looks to inject colour into your wardrobe this spring.
LOOK 1 – MINT GREEN
Not many colours say warmer weather is on its way more than Mint Green. With a variety of shades, Mint Green presents an abundance of matching options to pair with.
Here we have put together a simple but effective pairing with some darker grey and black tones. The subtlety of these tones allows the Mint Green jacket to take centre stage here whilst creating a sleek silhouette for it to sit on. With a lightweight windbreaker style jacket, a high zip or roll neck works well to put together a uniformed but stylish look. Pair this with a simple beanie and a pair of black chinos and you’ve got a winner.
Mint Green also pairs well with white, beige, violet, royal blue and a variety of pastel colours.
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Barbour International Boldon Mint Green Lightweight Jacket, Belstaff Anthracite Grey Zip Neck Bay Knit Sweater, Norse Projects Aros Slim Stretch Black Chinos, Birkenstock Tonal Black Cotton Twist Socks & New Balance Made In England M576 Gunmetal Grey Suede Trainers.
LOOK 2 – SKY BLUE
Sky Blue is a Spring-Summer staple for any wardrobe that presents a different pallet of matching abilities.
Here we have an easy way to keep things simple. Pairing a lighter shade of blue with a dark one is a great way to ensure your colour match is on point. However, the addition of the white T-shirt is an important one as it acts as a complementary separation between the two tones. With a military-style jacket like this one, a simple crew neck alongside a longer t-shirt for layering creates a clean-cut look for any casual occasion.
Sky Blue also pairs well with Earthy tones, lighter pinks, lighter greys and a variety of other pastel colours.
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CP Company M.T.t.N Mille Sky Blue Goggle Jacket, Norse Projects Vagn Dark Navy Crew Neck Sweatshirt, Farah Drake Slim Fit Brown Chinos, Birkenstock Tonal Navy Cotton Twist Socks & Adidas Originals Samba White & Green Trainers
LOOK 3 – MID-YELLOW
Often feared because of their brightness and tone, Yellow colours can be difficult to embrace initially but luckily for you, there’s plenty of impressive colour combinations to work with.
Sitting at an opposite quadrant of the colour wheel, Yellow and Navy are a match made in heaven. Add a neutral light grey into the mix and you’ve got a real eye-catching trio. The Grey and Navy tones act a calming balance to the boldness of the Yellow creating a look that works in harmony. With a puffer style jacket try adding a cable-knit crew underneath to develop texture within the look alongside a Navy cap and chinos to complete the style.
Mid-Yellow also works well with Black, white, certain earthy tones, and purples.
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Columbia ROC II Navy Cap, Fred Perry Padded Yellow Jacket, Polo Ralph Lauren Cable Knit Grey Sweater, Albam Rip Stop Navy Drawstring Trousers & Grenson Sneaker 1 White Leather Trainers
LOOK 4 – SUNSET ORANGE
A fiery and complex colour, Sunset Orange shouts character from its wearer and leaves interesting options for matching.
Our look here is back to basics with the jacket doing most of the talking. Layered on a simple white T-shirt this look is still an eye-catcher and one that exudes confidence. For a Military inspired look pair this with a black forward-facing baseball or trucker cap alongside a pair of black tapered cargo pants.
Sunset Orange also works alongside Yellow, Earthy and sandy tones, Purple and Grey.
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Ten C Sunset Orange OJJ Coated Canvas Anorak, Sunspel White Short Sleeve Crew Neck T-Shirt, CP Company Ergonomic Fit Black Lens Cargo Pants, Red Wing Cotton Ragg Crew Black Boot Socks & Android Homme Santa Monica Grey Stingray Suede Trainers
LOOK 5 – PURPLE
Often overlooked, Purple can be a real head-turner and is very easy to pair with darker shades for those that aren’t comfortable with bolder colours yet.
Our look here is an Outdoor, on the move style with more personality than you can shake a stick at. Purple and Black act as a complementary pairing, as the black tones down the purple making this one a bit easier for someone who’s not ready to go too wild with colour just yet. Layering a hoodie with a vest or gilet is an effective way to create an interesting texture and silhouette whilst maintaining a casual look. Add a pair of Selvedge denim and a cap to this look for a charming ensemble.
Purple also works well with White, Grey, Greens and beiges.
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Filson Logger Mesh Black Cap, Albam Waxed Black Overhaul Vest, CP Company Overhead Purple Lens Hoodie, Edwin ED-55 Red Listed Selvage Denim Unwashed Regular Tapered Jeans & Red Wing 8890 Classic 6″ Moc Charcoal Rough & Tough Boots.
Words by Jack Strong
Styling & Photography by Jack Strong