Springtime is here and summer is peaking its way right around the corner. It’s that time of the year to switch your wardrobe from the winter blues and add some spring in your step! This is an easy men’s spring trends and colors guide to follow when you’re wondering what to wear this spring.
Spring Colors to Wear With Your Suit
We know choosing the right pocket square and lapel pin can be tricky in the spring. Adding more colors to your outfit may complicate things. However, the best way to match your spring colors is by going back to the basics of what we learned in Kindergarten. To make it easier, we recommend looking at the color wheel to use either a complementary color scheme or an analogous color scheme. Since spring brings us more color, better weather, and beautiful sunshine we always stick to colors that represent this.
Complementary Color Scheme
Complementary color schemes are opposite of each other on the color wheel. The high contrast of these colors creates a vibrant look that pops. During the spring season, you can work with warmer colors like lighter or brighter shades of yellow, orange, pink, purple, and green.
Here are a few examples of how to pair a pocket square with a lapel pin using warmer spring colors following the complementary color scheme pattern.
A light blue pocket square complements an orange lapel pin perfectly. The light blue is subtle yet pleasing to the eye and the lapel pin gives your outfit a nice pop of color.
A green pocket square is great for the spring! After all, we do start to see more flowers blooming and trees growing. We would match a green pocket square with a pink lapel pin following this color scheme.
Another spring color we would always recommend is purple! Purple and yellow complement each other beautifully for the spring. Using different variations of purple or yellow depends on how much you want your outfit to stand out. We chose a less flashy yellow lapel pin for the gents that might want to be more subtle with their spring wardrobe.
Analogous Color Scheme
Analogous Color Schemes use colors that are next to each other on the color wheel. These colors typically match well and create more comfortable designs that are harmonious and pleasing to the eye. We always recommend being mindful to not match your colors excessively when choosing an analogous color scheme. You always want your outfit to look simple and polished.
Here are a few examples of how to use analogous color schemes when pairing your pocket square and lapel pin in the spring. Once again, we stick to warmer colors that are typically lighter or brighter.
If you want to stick with a blue color, we would recommend going lighter to stay consistent with the spring season. This blue pocket square has several shades of blue and is matched perfectly with this turquoise lapel pin to polish off the outfit.
Staying true to the spring theme, pink is always a top pick in men’s fashion. Using a solid pink pocket square gives you the ability to work with other shades of pink or purple. We would recommend adding a shade of white in your lapel pin which allows for both colors to complement each other cohesively.
Choosing a purple pocket square for the spring is a go-to option. Purple is a great shade for the spring because it always gives your outfit a great pop of fresh color that you might not use in the winter. We would recommend a flower lapel pin with a different shade of pink/purple to tie your outfit together.
Spring Patterns to Wear with Your Suit
Understanding how to pair your pocket square color and lapel pin in the spring is important to complete your outfit while looking polished. Applying what we know about spring colors there are also a few go-to patterns we would recommend wearing for the spring season to help your suit stand out. For the spring weather, we recommend using polka dotted, checkered, and flower-patterned pocket squares.
Here are a few spring pocket square patterns we would recommend.